I got saved during my 11th grade year of high school, and instantly started reaching out to others. My life had changed radically, this was before I ever knew of Rony Denis, or HOPCC (HOUSE OF PRAYER CHRISTIAN CHURCH), though later on he would take the credit for my salvation and attribute it to House of Prayer. Thanks be unto God that the God I served before HOPCC ever existed is the same God who has kept me, and I serve.
I met Rony Denis when I was still in high school, I later joined the Army, and it was determined that I should get stationed at Ft. Stewart so that I could be at the Hinesville Church when the split from New Testament took place. At this point, Rev. Denis would tell me that I was called to be a Pastor, and that he would train me for the Ministry.
As time would go on, I really felt like it was my time to get out of the Army and do something for God. I told Rony Denis that when I got out of the Army I wanted to work for God and help the church, even if the church couldn’t pay me, I would find a way to make it work . I was young and loved God and understood God and the ministry was not about money but about sacrifice.
So the time came, I was out of the Army working for the church with just my unemployment to pay the bills, and no VA money at this time. It was really tight but I was so excited to be finally making the sacrifice I had heard of countless others making before my time. Soon things would change, the ministry I was promised I would be trained for was a lie.
I found myself doing less and less Church work, and slowly Rony Denis was having me do real estate types of jobs. This would have been fine had it been legitimate Church real estate, but it was more crooked than one could imagine. Ten years of working in the “ministry” and all I was doing was generating over $100,000.00 of real estate income every month and giving it all to Denis, and on top of that they made me purchase property, and purchased property with out my permission in my name, had me put it on the rental market, and give all the money that came from these properties to them. I never benefitted from all this work I was doing. I was told my reward is in Heaven.
it was a normal occurrence for Rony Denis to demand reports from me on a daily basis to see how much money I was bringing him, and he would scream and yell at me if the money wasn’t right. He would tell me if the houses didn’t get rented within a certain time, or if all the money didn’t come in that he would kick me out of the church, and say he would pray curses and judgement upon me. He would often refer to it as all his money, not God’s, not the churches, but his. Here I was, young working with out pay, paying full rent in the church house I was living in, thinking I was doing it for God, when the man was exploiting my willingness to sacrifice, so that he could have two beach homes in Miami and Vero beach. Now I’m still willing to serve God without pay, and since I left that’s exactly what I’m doing, so I’m just qualifying that this part of the story isn’t about me not getting paid, but rather that my willing heart was abused.
I was often afraid of something going wrong in the office which would bring about my doom. One time Denis told me if I made one more mistake that I would be out. I called him and begged him to please let me stop doing this work, I was too afraid of making another mistake and getting kicked out. He went berserk on me and, began yelling and screaming at me, and told me that I said I would work for God for free, and that was my vow, and that if I don’t do it I would go to hell. So the years went by, and I continued to work long hours as a slave, and gave up on the ministry. I thought he was the prophet of God, and that I had to obey him, and I just put my trust in God, and kept working, never having family time, working from sun up until sun down, waiting for him to let me go home after the final briefing at his house that would be very late, sometimes midnight.
Things started to change one night when I would come to bring home my report as I did every night. For the first time he seemed not too interested in the money report, and was playing with a calculator, crunching numbers, and writing things down. He would do this every night. Then he started asking me questions about my birthday, my sons birthday and others. He would crunch the numbers in the calculator, and told me and the others around him, that God was teaching him the secrets of the universe. He told me every person in the Bible has a number, and everybody in the world does also, and this number was how they would act as people. It was based on our birthday. Later he would start reading our palms and telling us that the marks in our palms would match our numbers. He began getting really in to this, and would often have me bring my wife and son over so that he could read there palms.
It got even stranger. He would run the chapters and verses in the Bible through his calculator, and said that he God was teaching him “secret things” he would say that he had entered into a realm where none of us were, and it was Deuteronomy 29:29. The ” secret things “.
He would soon start referring to God as “Aba Yahwey”, and started talking about the “2,9” spirit. He said that he had the “2,9” Spirit, and what that meant was that God had many numbers according to this numerology, and that 2,9 was when the Trinity has fully come together in full power. He started walking around in trances, acting very abnormal. He stated that he had reached a level were God would speak to him at all times, and he no longer needed to pray to get answeres from God. If anyone remembers this time, he even acted like this from the pulpit. His eyes would shift back and forth as he would listen to voices (that we all thought was God). and he would tell us what “God” would say. I was one of three men tasked out to paint the inside of his house the same teal color as in the Hinesville church because the voices told him those colors were the colors of heaven, and he had to do it. He was out of town at his beach home for the first two weeks, we had a little more to do when he came back, he was walking around like a zombie, Calling on the 2,9 spirit at times by yelling “2,9”! “2,9”! (This really happened, think back to the church service when he said Rev. Bradeen was going to get stuck by a lightning bolt in the church, he was calling on the 2,9 Spirit, yelling from the platform, and had several brothers and there wives come up to the platform and said that they had received the 2,9 Spirit, then started twisting his head roaring like a lion) back to his house now, he would make statements saying that Rony Denis is gone and is with Abah Yahwey, and that the person he is, is all spirit now. One thing is for sure, Rony Denis is gone! The current one is not the one I met when I was a teenager. over time things would just keep getting stranger. The more he messed with this spiritism, the more wacked out he got. He claimed that he knew the date of the rapture and and told me and my wife that he Abah Yahwey cleared my wife and I to know the date. The date he gave me was Jan. 13, 2018, and my wife and I were supposed to move to Florida with him and a few others because we were going to reach the world before the rapture. (might have turned into a Jones town if it was allowed to go on). The Spirits actually started making him be nice to people, during this time, he gave $100,000.00 to Ken Reip so that he could retire and travel before the rapture, he gave Rev. Benton A check for $37,000.00 to pay of his credit card bills, and the list goes on. before it was all said and done, he gave close to $1,000,000.00 away in hand outs (later he would be very angree about this).
The climax of all this spiritism had to be when he called several ministers and there wives over to his house instead of going to church. of those present were Rev. Robertson, Rev. Bradeen, Rev. Pilkington,Rev. Schmidtke, Roscoe, and his last wife. (If anyone wants to fact check this, ask her, she was there) my own son was there also. This meeting actually turned into a se-ance. He came and sat down in the center of the living room, and would be telling us the things that were taking place. his eyes would shift back and forth and he would be saying things he was told to say. Many crazy things went on, but to name a few, he proclaimed himself to be Deity. (He actually said “I AM DEITY”) and he also claimed to be the savior of the world, said that God told him he is above everyone in the bible, and that God marveled at how smart he was, not understanding how God created him, yet he can finish Gods statements when he talks to the trinity about taking care of world events. He also said that he had spoken to Rev. Davis, and that he went to heaven, later, he would change that and say that he went to Hell. (Speaking to the dead is forbidden by the Bible, and is Witchcraft).
So as time went on this behavior continued, he even told Anthony Oloans and Tamarah that Abah Yahwey had married them, and they were free to come together. This went on for about 2 weeks-to a month, later he had Rev. Robertson get the license going for them so that they can actually be married, and stop fornicating. Later Oloans would be in big trouble for all of this, but he was only doing what he was told.
One day, I was called to bring something to his house, when I got there, it was the mean old him again, yelling at people, screaming. When i came in the door, he yelled at me and told me to deny the 2,9 spirit, to reject it, and pray against it. Now this was a blow, because by this 2,9 spirit, he had us all drinking the kool-aid, and now its not of God? So I accepted that, prayed against it, and thought maybe this was all witchcraft he got messed up in, and now it was all over. Wrong. This is when it got even worse. He would start going through patterns of being nice to people, giving them money and things, then later would snap out of it, get angry and say it was just the spirits. He would call the church, say everyone was forgiven, later on that night, trash the people he prayed for, and say it was all the spirits. Then he would start arguing with these spirits while he was at home, calling them nasty animals, and “Bastards”. But yet when it came time to go to church, he would be a zombie again, acting like a prophet. He would have people repeat after him, and pronounce them cleared, and restored. later on that night, I would hear him trash these poor people, and say that its all garbage, and that it was all the spirits talking to him again. Poor Joe Bob, he trashed his whole family , and said he had to welcome them back because it was the “politics of the ministry” Later when he wanted me to come back, he told me I would be forgiven just like Joe Bob. This guy lost it, and forgets who he runs his mouth to about what, then just lies, and says “I never said that”. During this faze I would say that the worst thing I witnessed was when there was a meeting under the tent in Denis’ back yard. I was sitting next to Rev. Virgo, and he started the meeting by asking us, ” If God were to appear to you, and tell you that Rev. Denis is not of God, would you agree with him or would you tell him you would have to disagree?” He looked around and asked the same question directly to Sis Escudero. She answer that she would have to disagree with God, because she has known and seen Rev. Denis over the years, and knows for sure that he is of God. to which Denis replied that she has just saved everyone’s soul for answering correctly. Then he asked if anyone else would like to answer. As he scanned the room, it looked like he stopped at me, at which time he jumped out of his chair, and bolted in my direction, but landed in front of Rev. Virgo, and was yelling and screaming in his face telling him he’d better answer the question, and if its not the same answer as the sister, that he would be kicked out of House of Prayer tonight. Rev. Virgo was tipping his chair back trying to get some space, and as he stuttered, he gave the answer that kept him in House of Prayer.
So as time went on I realized that Christ is no longer being preached, and that Denis is an unrepentant spirit chaser. It’s fitting that he publicly came against all of the ministers that were in that room the day he said he was deity, its because he had flipped and knew he had to break these guys down before they could think straight and challenge him. My first thought was not to leave. This was my church, my wife and I prayed about what to do, how can we help turn things around, and suddenly I had the answer. Over the years I watched things be crooked, and prayed hoping that if I just did what I was told, God would turn it all around. My time to try to help was up. I prayed about all the people, and God pressed very hard upon my heart that Rony Denis is not changing, and he is covering his sin. It was time for my wife and I to leave. That was God dealing with me. Not audible words, and i’m not claiming to be a prophet, but i am a child of God, and God leads his children. So my wife and I realized that if we stay, we are helping the problem get worse.
The day we left was crazy. There was one brother that I wanted to let know, because we were close through out all of House of Prayer. He was my friend, I didn’t want to leave him in the dark, so I started to tell him what was going on, he didn’t want to here me out, the rest is history. At this time my wife and I had a lot of our stuff moved into storage, but that brother called and told on me. I wasn’t home but my wife and son were. My wife called me and told me to call the police because Anthony Oloans was in our house calling for my Son trying to take him. She had took my Son and locked herself in our bedroom, Thats when two brothers were dispatched to break in to my house to try to get to my wife and Son, they had Denis on the speaker phone, and they kicked down the door to where my wife and Son were. while this was going on, Oloans had pad lock the garage and disconnected the garage door opener so that my wife couldn’t drive out, then he popped the hood, and ripped the battery out. So they broke into my wifes bed room, while her only way of escape was gone, so that they could take my son, and convince us to stay (Real Christians). So about this time I showed up with the police, and confronted Oloans, about why he tried to kidnap my son. Later that day I got word that they said I had lost it and it was evident that the spirit of God had left me. Put yourself in my shoes, worked like a slave for 10 years without pay, your pastor gets mixed up in witchcraft, they try to steal your kid and break down the door to the bed room where your wife and kid are trying to stay safe, and they want me to walk in like a hippy and “say peace be unto all of you devils, go ahead and kid nap my son” . If being stirred up is wrong, than Denis has never been saved a day in his life. Rev. Robertson showed up to try an interrogate me, now my wife and i really love Rev. Robertson, he is just still drinking the kool-aid just like I was. But I stopped, and looked at Rev. Robertson, and told him “Sir, you were there in that living room when he proclaimed himself to be deity, and I’m the one that hears him say that it was just spirits talking to him when he clears you all over the polycom.” He looked at me and said “John, even if your right, and it is spirits, i’m still going to believe Pastor, because Pastor is my life.” Wow the man I was the most worried about is drinking the kool aid intentionally, and willing to follow Denis barefoot to Hell. I got the hint and left him alone. we had to have a police escort us from the house to our storage. Once we left, they had people stalking my parents house. My mom would tell me about the vehicles they would see going back and forth, and the moment I got there to visit, the phone rang, it was them watching my moms house. They also have been trying to hack into my bank account to try to see where i’m at. one time I have Oloans on record claiming it was him and he thought I gave him permission, but since then periodically my bank notifies me that they keep trying to break into my bank account. So now we are free, I am giving my labor to the Lord full time. I’m preaching, and teaching the word of God, and helping the pastor of a church that God led me to. The Holy Ghost bares witness with me that I am a son of God, and I’m doing everything I once did for House of Prayer, but I am actually working for God now. I kept my promis. Denis had ruined my credit with the real estate fraud he took part in, but miraculously for a 2 week period after i left, My Credit shot up long enough for me to purchase a new car, and get a nice house. After that, it went back down. God has been pouring his blessings upon me. Once I left that God forsaken church, my financial curse was broken, and some how God has found ways to take care of me when needs arise. Even yesterday, a need arose for me, and God sent a blessing my way right on time when i didn’t even know where it would come from. I’ve heard that Denis has been pronouncing curses on me, but it seems like when ever he does that, God sends another blessing. The reason is for this . Numbers 22:12 – 24:10 You cannot curse who God has blessed. For any reading this, hope is on the horizon. Stand still and see the salvation of the Lord!
Bro. J.M. Rodriguez Why I left the cult known as House of Prayer in Hinesville GA
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