Before you explore further, please read this History of Sam Fife’s Move Of God Cult.
Below is a compilation of photos, media and documents regarding the founders of The Move of God, also known as The Body and/or The Walk. This cult is still in existence as of 2021, with compounds around the globe and thriving businesses in Delta Junction, Alaska.
In this 2012 Newsletter from one of the compounds in Alaska, Whitestone, Sam Fife is referenced, showing the connection to his teachings still exist.
“I’ve seen a woman slap a five-month-old-baby for crying while lying on the floor during a service at 10 at night with people around it shouting and singing.” A child, Fife says, has “the same kind of nature the demons have. The demons can’t make him be any worse than he is” because he was “rebellious against God from the day he was born,” he says in a tape-recorded sermon.” Download
The Move of God in the New York Times 1979
Sam Fife and his Elders followed a doctrine that revered blood sacrifice and was based in demonology. Sermons often lasted for hours. Below are just a few sermons which outline some of The Move’s abusive doctrines.
Melchizedek is a king and priest appearing in the Book of Genesis. The name means “King of Righteousness” – a name echoing kingly and priestly functions. He is the first individual to be given the title Kohen (priest) in the Hebrew Bible. Below is Fife’s interpretation of the Melchizedek Order. Download
“Study On the Blood”: “What I hope to uncover in this study, is the real purpose God demanded blood.” ~Sam FifeDownload
Sam Fife was deeply into demonology. He believed that children were born demonic. He believed exorcism was the cure to all things, including physical ailments. Below are some of his demonology beliefs.
Jane Miller was a woman Sam Fife performed an exorcism on. This tape was passed around to all of his cult compounds and was required listening for adults and children alike. Below is the full recording of the exorcism followed by Jane Miller’s unpublished autobiography which tells an alarming story.After listening to The Jane Tapes, please explore the documents below it regarding The Jane Story. While Sam Fife taught his followers that psychologists and doctors were tools of Satan, and disallowed general medical care, opting for faith healing instead, he was linearly working directly with the psychological community. Was “The Move” an extension of the MK Ultra Project of mind control testing? That may always remain a question .
“Legion: The Jane Story”
“My background was unusual, and ironic in view of what would happen in this case. To the patients, I was a doctor in a white coat, a shrink who knew about the mind. But I really was a clergyman, trained as a hospital chaplain, in an experimental psychiatric training program.”
David M. Reed, Ph.D, 7/14/1996
In this 1965 publication from the Louisiana Psychiatric Board, the same doctors mentioned in the forward in Legion: The Jane Story, have an extensive article written about their work together.
Terminology Used By “The Move Of God”. Some of this terminology is interpreted, some not.
Sam Fife’s predecessor, Buddy Cobb, took over the cult in 1980 and was the go to person until his death. In 2017, Buddy Cobb was filmed by his granddaughter. She asked him more than once about the child abuse to which he stated that 1. nothing happens that is not the will of god and 2. children need to know evil to know good and to know what evil looks like.
Doug McClain, Sr., was responsible for brokering much of the land at the Alaska compounds. The deeds for the Delta Junction, Dry Creek compound originate in his name, as screen shot below. Whitestone Farms gives credit to him for helping acquire their compound land. McClain’s criminality has followed him. He put his son in a financier position, in a case detailed in the below documents wherein the McClains, along with other defendants, were selling shares to a medication made with goat’s blood; a medication that would apparently cure all diseases. In spite of the FDA’s refusal to approve the medication, Argyll Biotechnologies, LLC and Immunosyn Corp. continued to take in millions of dollars in investments resulting in prison time for some of the defendants. Not Doug McClain. He continually wiggles his way out of jail time in spite of his history of extorting money from vulnerable adults. Below are the court cases related to Doug McClain Sr.
The Move, Doug McClain and the U.S. Government
The Vanishing Airport by Daniel Hopsicker
Doctor Pays For Helping Friend, Doug McClain 8/25/2012
Christian cult leader worked Tampa “BLACK ICE” Operation
The following are newspaper articles on the trial of John Hinson/Henson and the kidnapping and abuse of Charlene Hill. John Hinson is currently the aged leader of a Move church in Florida. Understand that during this case, Charlene’s children were at the Sapa, MS compound with her husband. She was not allowed to take them when she left. Hence, she returned and dropped the kidnapping charges. Did Charlene Hill drop the kidnapping and rape charges out of desperation to be with her children? Read and deduct for yourself.
Thank you for taking the time to explore this multi-layered cult whose hub is well established and growing in Delta Junction, AK. To date our researchers have a list of 22 active compounds globally. To date neither the U.S. Department of Justice nor the FBI have responded to the complaints filed by the child survivors of the torture this cut has enacted. There has been no investigation into their practices. There has been no visits by the state of Alaska to check on the children at their state’s compounds.
6 thoughts on “Sam Fife’s Move of God (SMOG)”
All of man’s religions are cults. With just a little common sense this is easy to see.
Christianity is the worst, using a false Sabbath on a pagan calendar that is an edict from the emperor Constantine. Judaism would begin the use of false Sabbaths when they pinned their Sabbath to the Roman calendar during the Roman conquest of Jerusalem. The Roman calendar didn’t exist before the year 46 BC, when it was created by a pagan Roman emperor. Daniel 2 lists the old Roman empire as the fourth beast power. Can you say “mark of the beast”?
False names and pagan titles for our Father and his set apart spirit. The letter J didn’t exist until the latter part of the 16th century.
Pagan holidays to replace the commanded feats and festivals of Leviticus 23.
Christians use forbidden graven images and icons to adorn themselves and their property with the cross of tammuz and the fish god dagon of the Phoenicians.
Everything the religions of man does, is intended to cause the believer to break the first four commandments.
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I’ve been reading the works of The Stoics, who existed linearly to the proposed life of Jesus. There were many followers of Stoicism, and I was never exposed to this part of history. It’s interesting to me that Christianity grew as it did, vs. Stoicism whose principles are based in basic self love and nurturing. Stoicism has no gods to follow. It seems even in those times, humans did not have the ability to believe in their own abilities, gifts and worth. They needed gods to follow, ritual to perform and holy books. For me, it is a marker of where humanity was at on a conscious evolvement scale. Finally, now, 2, 021 years later, humans are finally waking up. It has been a very long sleep.
This is what happens when pride in spiritual knowledge usurps the Spirit of truth. Unteachability sets in leading to unaccountability and then to uncorrectable self-protective error under the persuasion of counterfeit religious spirits. Much of the original words may remain true on the surface, but the spirit underlying their projection becomes false, creating the cult mentality leading to religious and even physical abuse. It can happen to anyone. No church is immune to this trap. That is what you see in the Cobb video above. I had some fringe exposure to this group in the 80s and 90s. I visited the Bowens Mills compound, had some affiliation with the Truro, Nova Scotia home group, and attended a couple of the conventions in Salem, New Hampshire. But this is what I saw all along. Once it got to the point where people were bowing down to worship Jesus in one another at Bowens Mills, there was no question about what spirit was really driving this “move,” . .
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It’s an extremely layered cult, still quite active. Did you ever go to Alaska to the Dry Creek or Whitestone compounds?
My family grew up in this cult in Alaska and are out now – my father’s parents and their 7 kids. None of them talk about it really at all, except the two youngest who do not remember much (they were little kids when they left). They wouldn’t even tell me the name, just that it was on the google homepage if i googled cults in america. I’ve pieced this part together myself based on the teachings/ what I witnessed in my great grandmother’s church and the locations they have lived in. (Fitzgerald GA, Ware MA, Alaska etc). I am really curious to know more about the farms/ see pictures, maybe find out if anyone knew my family and all of that. I am not close with any of my older uncles who would have actually grown up on the farm, nor would they talk about if asked.
Hi Dmack! So glad to hear from you. I grew up at Ware, MA and also the Delta Junction, AK compound. The abuse was extremely bad, and maybe that’s why it’s difficult to talk about. Who is your family? I may know them. 🌻