Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania


Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania

The Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania, a not-for-profit organization headquartered in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, United States, is the main legal entity used by Jehovah's Witnesses religious faith. It is often referred to as "The Society". This organization usually holds copyrights to literature published by Jehovah's Witnesses. Beyond the Pennsylvania organization, there are other legal entities that support the various aspects of the faith's operations. See Legal instruments of Jehovah's Witnesses.

Foundation

The Bible Students began organizing the Society in 1881 with William Henry Conley, a Pittsburgh businessman, as the first President and Charles Taze Russell as Secretary-Treasurer. ["Jehovah's Witnesses: Proclaimers of God's Kingdom" (Watchtower, 1993), p. 576.] The Society was registered in Pennsylvania on December 15, 1884, this time with Russell as the first legal President.

Personnel (as of September 1, 2005)

* President: Don A. Adams
* Vice Presidents: Robert W. Wallen, William F. Malenfant
* Secretary/Treasurer: Richard E. Abrahamson
* Directors: Danny L. Bland, Philip D. Wilcox, John N. Wischuk

Past Legal Names

* "Zion's Watch Tower Tract Society" (1884-1896)
* "Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society" (1896-1955)
* "Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania" (since 1955)

Presidents

References

ee also

*Legal instruments of Jehovah's Witnesses
*Organizational structure of Jehovah's Witnesses

External links

* [http://www.watchtower.org/ Watchtower - Official Website of Jehovah's Witnesses]
* [http://www.jw.org/ Watchtower MP3 Audio Files - Official Website of Jehovah's Witnesses]
* [http://www.jw-media.org/ Watchtower News - Official Website of Jehovah's Witnesses]

Others links

* [http://www.jwbrothers.org/ Videos about the Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide]


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