|J. R. DiFrancesco|
We will be breaking this down into a series as there are many things to cover in the first 8 Articles of the Bylaws which deal with power and hierarchy. Here are the bylaws establishing the power structure within the NTCC:
Article I — Executive Chairman of the Board
Article II — President
Article III — Administrative Officer
Article IV — General Overseer
Article V — Assistant General Overseer
Article VI — General Secretary
Article VII — Overseer of World Missions
Article VIII — District Overseer
This might be confusing but let's break this down:
Article I: Executive Chairman of the Board:
At first glance you might assume that Olson is Head-Cheese in the NTCC, but not so fast. Olson is referred to as the Chairman of the Board/PRESIDENT but as you can see, the President is listed in Article II and is subservient to the CEO. Now, Kekel's title is listed as Chief Executive Officer or CEO. In Article I we find out that the title: Executive "Chairman of the Board" would be referred throughout the bylaws as CEO. Confused yet? Article 1 (G) establishes that the title CEO and Executive Chairman are interchangeable and Olson is never referred to as 'Executive' Chairman. Davis is the Founder but, for the most part, here, he is just a figure head. Olson is going to do whatever Davis wants him to do. The ntcc is a family owned business and as David named Solomon king before his death, it looks like Kekel is now being given absolute control of the ntcc. The big difference, though, is that nobody in the NTCC hierarchy is like King David; who was called a man after God's own heart. Just like the devil imitates God, NTCC is taking a clue from godly David and restructuring before the inevitable death of the founder, hoping to stem off any power struggle. This is the only explanation that makes any sense.
We know two things for sure. Kekel is the CEO; and the CEO is at the very top of the food chain. The CEO now has power to appoint ALL officers to the organization. The CEO is also referred to as an ex-officio member of all standing committees. That means by nature of his office as CEO, Kekel automatically is a member of all NTCC Boards or standing committees. The CEO is to have supervision, direction and management over ALL undertakings and operations of the organization. The CEO is to act as Executive Chairman at all general conventions and executive board meetings. Finally The CEO is required to give his final approval to all matters, operational, appointments or any new By-Laws or financial obligations or appointments or duties that are designated to officers or workers of the organization, before they can be passed or put into effect. In other words, Kekel has been appointed as NTCC's gawd.
Article II: President
We would have to assume that Olson is going to be the President under this new structure to oversee the transition of power. Olson has President right next to his unofficial title of Chairman of the Board, which means nothing without the word Executive in front of it. In article two it was deemed necessary to announce that the person holding this position would receive a stipulated 'remuneration'. It basically means that Olson is going to be over paid by all you tithe paying suckers to be an over-rated hype man for Kekel. To condense the language of the rest of Article II, Olson (President) reports to Kekel (CEO). Olson is also to be "on call" to the districts when needed. When his 'services' (Services? lol) are requested, Olson will jump on a plane or into his Recreational Vehicle and travel to that district, (Of course the district will pay all expenses for Olson's trip).
Article III: Administrative Officer
Not sure who this is, but we think possibly Ashmore or his son in law, DiFrancesco. Although it seems like Ashmore has been thrown under the bus in this new shift of power, there's probably a little more to it. Ashmore seems to go through great lengths to keep his picture out of public limelight or scrutiny; but this year he is listed with the Missouri Secretary of State as the Vice President of New Testament Christian Churches of America, Inc. [See the Images Below]. We don't know why NTCC does not have Ashmore pictured in their new set of Bylaws. Perhaps he doesn't want to be recognized by the wrong person or victim. At any rate, one might think that DiFrancesco would be appointed to this position also; but he is filling the position of Secretary; which is a few rungs down the totem pole. So it looks like for now, that this position is going to be secretive like many other things in the ntcc. Of course all of you brainwashed suckers don't really have a need to know. You are expected to follow instructions without asking questions. Ahem. The duties of the Administrative Officer are to keep the books; and he reports only to the CEO and President. Oh, and he gets paid like Olson by all you brain washed tithe paying suckers.
Article IV: General Overseer
This position is being held by Johnson. His duties are fairly vague but he probably spends a lot of his time driving around in his recreational vehicle, again at the expense of all of the ntcc brainwashed minions that have nothing better to do with their money than pay for Johnson's Recreational Vehicle and the fuel to propel it, and his meals; and make sure all of you suckers give him a good offering so he can have some spending money. Oh and he gets a 'stipulated remuneration' also. That remuneration word sure covers a lot of ground. It can mean salary or wages plus benefits like insurance and vehicles and all kinds of other stuff you people with "strong backs but weak minds" are working hard to pay so they can play.
Article V: Assistant General Overseer
This position does not have anyone named to it at this time that we know of; perhaps another secret that has not been revealed. The duties of this position are to assist Johnson, whatever that entails. All of you cheerful tithe payers get to pay his salary and other benefits also; but guess what? If he travels to your district you also get to take up an offering for him and pay for his travel expenses. It's no wonder you all are so broke.
Article VI: General Secretary
This position is filled by DiFrancesco and is another paid position. His responsibilities include keeping minutes at bored (board) meetings, using the corporate seal to stamp documents that require a notary public, maintain records for all ministers and missionaries and issue credentials to them. Now this position also has a curious distinction found in paragraph (c): He shall furnish bond for the fruitful performance of his duties as may be required by the General Board, the premiums for which shall be paid by the corporation. Any translators out there that would like to take a shot at that? This is in addition to the 'Stipulated Remuneration' that he also gets.
Article VII: Overseer of World Missions
This position has not been filled publicly as of yet, but the duties include raising funds for world missions. This guy will probably visit your church in a Recreational Vehicle paid for by you; and will hit you up for World Missions' pledges. Now this guy gets paid out of the World Missions' funds, so not only are you paying for his all expense vacations to travel around the world, you also are paying for his salary; so when he hit's you up for World Missions' next time be sure to pray and ask God to lay it on your heart to give cheerfully so that this Man of Gawd who has sacrificed so much can be taken care of. Any thing that is left over will go into the World Missions' slush fund; but it won't be used on folks like that Sister in the Philippines who used her food money for gasoline in order to bring more people to church. Tough luck if she is hungry. She's not getting a dime from the World Missions' fund; that's Gawd's money. And it isn't going to be used on "wasteful congregants" as Kekel declared. Just ask him; he'll tell ya.
Article VIII: District Overseer
This is probably the lowest paying of all Board positions. This position doesn't get a 'stipulated' remuneration but it just gets a remuneration (unstipulated), but the money comes out of his own district. So here you go, all of you tithe paying suckers. Not only do you have to pay tithe to your pastor, Home Offerings, as applicable, Escrow funds, building funds, World Missions' and other miscellaneous offerings, you now have to pay for this local yokel district overseer to come oversee you and pay for his salary.
NTCC Officers and Directors on Record with Missouri:
The following images are documents required by law to be filed by the NTCC with the Missouri Secretary of State for the year 2013: Click the images to enlarge.
Below: Page 1 of Annual Registration Report for MOSOS
Below: Page 2 of Annual Registration Report for MOSOS
In these public legal documents NTCC declares the following individuals hold the following offices:
*Note that Davis' name does not appear anywhere in these legal documents.
Pres - Joseph Henry Olson
V - Pres - James Ross Ashmore
Sec'y - John Richard DiFrancesco
Treas - Michael Craig Kekel
Board Member - James Leon Johnson
So it appears we have a contradiction here. We will have to assume that since it is now 2014, Kekel having fulfilled his calling as an administrator is going to leapfrog over Johnson, Ashmore and Olson as the Royal heir apparent to Davis. I wonder if the 2014 Annual Registration Report will match with the ntcc website.
Finally to wrap this up, you ntcc'rs are never going to get anywhere financially; because you are giving all of your money to all of these hirelings and thugs. You will always be broke; because there are too many people that are getting their greedy paws all over your money. There is no way that you will ever have anything for yourself or your families. If you do the math, every single time the Lawd pulls on your heart strings to give to the ntcc, you will be giving your future away to a paid hireling. Keep giving your money to these con artists while they laugh all the way to the bank.
Still to come: Automobile Ownership, Ministerial Relationships and Discipline.