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“Watchmen for Christ” a national group?

If I understand correctly the folks at Old Paths Baptist Church Roswell were portrayed as part of a national street preaching group called Watchmen for Christ in Sunday night’s story on KRQE; if such a group exists they don’t have much of a presence online.

The only online presence I’ve found is this blog [link] run by someone calling himself James Preacher. The blog title is “Watchman for Christ” and while its sidebars deal primarily with street preaching it hasn’t been updated since August. Perhaps the author has been too busy with his street preaching to maintain much of an online presence.

The Old Paths website [link] doesn’t mention any affiliation with any street preaching groups (see e.g. the Ministries tab) so whatever affiliation the gentlemen from OPBC have with a national street preaching group it must be coincidental with and not part of their affiliation with the church.

I guess the uncharitable alternate suggestion would be that the folks from OPBC aren’t actually part of a national group and the folks at KRQE didn’t do much fact checking.

As always I’m open to the possibility that I’ve overlooked something here, etc.

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  1. brandon
    December 21, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    i am unfortunately related to 2 members of the opbc cult. they do attend street preaching events all over the nation, they have preached at football games in Arizona and VooDoo events in Louisiana. They have plans to go and preach at mardi gras. and i hear they have other events planed on new years. these people are extremist, they have preached at local high school football games too. on Halloween they burned bibles that were not king james versions.

  2. brandon
    December 21, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    visit oldpathsbaptistchurc.blogspot.com and go there church news section and you will see there connection with this James preacher aka james lyman. the watchmen for christ. so there is the proof that they all have ties together.

    • December 22, 2010 at 8:18 am

      Thanks Brandon. There are several people/groups going by the name Watchman/Watchmen for Christ. I believe Mr Lyman uses the name “Watchman for Christ” and I understood the KRQE report to refer to a national group called “Watchmen for Christ.” I haven’t found any indication online that there is a national street preaching group with that name.

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