"the MOVE" have been inextricably connected and in an incestual
relationship since the first time Marie Tolbert (White) first traveled to
one of their "Conventions" during the late 1960's. Unable to attract new members
in enough quantity on the merits of "HER" ministry, I'SOT and the MOVE exchanged
members from that time on. Even from
those early years, it was evident that there were horrible abuses being
inflicted upon the members on MOVE "farms". It
is not surprising, given the obfuscations and denials from the I'SOT Elders,
that the MOVE Elders have reacted the same to accusations of mental, physical,
sexual and fiscal abuse as evidenced by testimony of witnesses and victims
on the Sam Fife Yahoo group and the Letter to
the Father Ministry
to "MOVE" historians;
In March 1957 -- Samuel Drew Fife graduates from a
Baptist Seminary in New Orleans.
1960 Sam is baptized in the Holy
Spirit. Jane Miller's deliverance happened about this
time. "Bodies" are at the Miami Revival Center and New
1962 Sam's year of deception. He leaves the ministry
and goes back to cement work in Miami.
1963 Sam returns to ministry
Late Dec. 1965 the first Lubbock convention.
1969 --first end-time farms on the
Caqueta in Colombia --the famous Gray Ledges Teachings take place.
Ministries such as John Jeffereys and Joe McCord come on
board. Grey Ledges was a retreat house (in New Hampshire) where
teachers would come and give seminars. One was given by Hannah
Hurnard (Hinds Feet on High Places) and several given by David Ebaugh
from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, (on the Book of Revelation and the rapture) --
all in the early 1970's. Sam Fife had been invited there in late 1969 where he
ended up dominating the weekend meetings and gave a series of teachings which
are now known in the Move as "The Grey Ledges Series".
1971 first Canadian farm established "Hidden Valley South"
near Invermere, British Columbia. Headwaters, Graham River, and
Shiloh soon follow.
1970's -- Farms spring up in Alaska: Palmer (later
morphed into New Hope), Sapa, Hoonah etc.
1977 -- Titans Sam Fife and Buddy engage in mortal
theological combat with Ross Bracewell, the latter leaves Headwaters
along with 70 others.
April 26, 1979 -- Sam Fife died in plane crash in
Guatemala. Buddy Cobb becomes the de-facto top
These tapes were used by the Tulane University Psychiatric Clinic;
New Orleans to teach students about Demon possession.