The Jacob Prasch Files No.11: Prasch’s Embarrassing Apology to Elim… and Subsequent Screaming Rant

In 2019 I uncovered some hilarious documents from Australia from the late 1990s that totally exposed Jacob Prasch as an unhinged lunatic even back then, proving his godless behaviour has been demon-powered for at least a quarter of a century. The majority of The Jacob Prasch Files come from Prasch’s former book editor and Moriel Australia volunteer Henry Sheppard who documented Prasch’s descent into madness (the suggested causation being Prasch’s head injury sustained in a 1996 car crash [see File 3)) after Prasch turned lunatic-like on his own Moriel USA representative Annie Rogers, before Prasch then turned on his Australian branch of Moriel. Most of The Prasch Files are interconnected by people and events, and this 11th file connects Prasch’s lunatic attack on the Elim denomination (found in File 4) with David Pawson’s Arbitration Report (File 1), Prasch’s idiot attack on his arbiter (File 2), and Prasch’s poisonous association with Hectorville Church (File 9). This file is Prasch’s forced apology to the Elim denomination given in a joint announcement with Elim.

The background First

In the mid 1990s Jacob Prasch launched various campaigns against not only church leaders but against whole denominations such as the Assemblies of God and Elim by operating his absurd guilt by association rhetoric (also known as 6 Degrees From Kevin Bacon). Prasch would commonly attack these denominations at his tape-recorded screaming sessions in Australia (the first country Moriel sadly made inroads and was subsequently declared a cult [see File 8]) and through his Kabbalah/Midrash-centric newsletter (that later became known as Moriel Quarterly) which he shipped out to his early cult members across the world, a work that required volunteers in various nations (Henry Sheppard in Oz, and Annie Rogers in USA). Here is the cover of an early edition wherein Prasch the idiot tried to link Pentecostals, Charismatics and Reformed Christians to…the slave trade, terrorism, wife-beating, and segregation in a 4 page rant:

In one of Prasch’s newsletters in Spring 1998, Prasch decided to launch an attack on the Elim denomination in Northern Ireland, a country then totally mired in the sectarian terrorism of The Troubles that were rarely out the British news. And Prasch, as a low-level thug decided to pour gas on the fire by asserting in writing that one of the Elim leaders in Northern Ireland had attended a sectarian rally and informed his followers they were to “join an armed gang” and “KILL FOR CHRIST”, which were 2 insane comments which immediately endangered the very life of the minister he named and also those associated with Elim leadership as well as the congregations in Northern Ireland, causing Elim to seek a legal injunction to force the imbecilic Prasch to retract his village-idiotesque claim (a claim that was CLEARLY carefully calibrated to cause maximum harm to his object of hatred: Northern Irish Christians).

This act of demonised idiocy from Prasch caused Elim to end up in court with the fool, the knock-on effect being Prasch’s volunteers in Australia had to legally separate from Prasch’s Moriel Ministries and start up Moriel Australia Inc. as a way to avoid them being sued for having published Prasch’s slander, since Prasch refused to offer them any defence funds should they be sued (File 4), triggering more Prasch insanity and lies and then witch-hunts against his volunteers in Oz and USA, and for David Pawson to step in and arbitrate between Prasch and Elim (File 1), which then caused Pawson to get attacked by Prasch when Pawson outed him as a railing nut (File 2). It was all a perfect storm, and the arbitration meant Elim and Prasch had both agreed to issue a joint statement following their arbiter Pawson’s resolution.

Prasch’s Moriel Australia volunteer and book editor Henry Sheppard, then being attacked by Prasch for defending Annie Rogers whom Prasch was already witch-hunting (File 4), got a copy of the joint statement and declared it to be “an embarrassing apology” for Prasch to make, as in it Prasch was forced to admit he’d been a lying fool. Prasch, using his typical manipulation of facts, tried to work out a system to never have to publish it as agreed in the arbitration, since it was so embarrassing for him, so Prasch claimed Elim had broken their side of the arbitration report so Prasch retracted the statement before it was published, so Henry, being a total typical Australian boss, went ahead and posted it online. And. Prasch. Went. NUTS. and went so long and far in his demonised Beast Mode that he created an ‘attack website’ (his first one of 3 known attack websites over the years) to attempt to discredit Henry. So first, printed in full below, is the fabled joint statement between Elim and Prasch wherein Prasch had to admit he was a brazen liar:


Joint Statement by the Executive 
of the Elim Pentecostal Church, 
Eric McComb and Jacob Prasch

The Executive Council of the Elim Pentecostal Church confirms that a writ was issued against Jacob Prasch with the intention of preventing publication of, what they consider to be, libelous and spurious information that constituted a threat to the security of Elim Churches and personnel in Ireland.

The writ was issued with no intention of seeking any damages and this was expressed to the court. The general form of a writ seeking an injunction contains a clause expressing a claim for damages. The Executive Council confirms that Jacob Prasch was correct in his understanding that the writ did contain such a clause which claimed damages. They apologize if any communication from them led any one to believe that Jacob Prasch was being untruthful in his remarks on the issue.

In respect of the article published in the Spring edition of the Moriel Newsletter “ELIM IN NORTHERN IRELAND,” Jacob Prasch confirms that he did not speak with the Rev. Eric McComb before publication of this article.

That Eric McComb attended and participated in a rally of Ulster Resistance is not disputed. This was a rally held in a well-known public auditorium in Belfast and was attended by numerous public figures including Members of the Westminster Parliament. The purpose of the rally was to express objection to the Anglo-Irish Agreement. Eric McComb prayed at the rally. Eric McComb strongly refutes any personal association with an organization known as “Third Force.” While maintaining his view that secular politics should not be confused with the gospel, Jacob Prasch accepts the above and also accepts that Eric McComb had no involvement in any subsequent activity that may or may not have arisen as a result of the said rally. Jacob Prasch accepts that Eric McComb has no prejudice against Roman Catholics as people.

Since the publication of the article by Jacob Prasch in Moriel, he now accepts that Eric McComb has been, and remains, a man of peace and never advocated anyone joining “an armed gang” or advocated that anyone should “put down your Bible and pick up a gun.” He further confirms that the Executive Council have never held a position that implied, “JOIN ELIM AND KILL FOR CHRIST.” 

Jacob Prasch apologizes for the pain, anxiety and damage that have been caused by the unsubstantiated inferences drawn by him relative to Eric McComb’s participation in the said rally and unreservedly withdraws them.

All parties agree that, over the past four years, much has been said between the parties on other matters relating to the Church. All agree that the tone of communications has not always been edifying and have caused much grief and pain. They therefore confirm that the Executive and Jacob Prasch will submit themselves to independent arbitration. They will accept unconditionally the independent arbitrator’s conditions for such a meeting and bind themselves to accept the arbitrator’s decisions and allow these to govern all future relations between the parties. In the meantime, both parties agree to maintain a silence about each other without preventing either parties expressing views or teaching on their understanding of doctrine or theology.


Prasch’s Attack Website Retaliation

Prasch, in 1998, was on the fringes of engaging in the shady art of cybersquatting (buying up websites with names close to legitimate websites, then trying to sell them for $350,000 to the South African Government—see Episode 37 for details) and utilised his useless website skills and sprung a website up on the freeurl.com domain called alert.freeurl.com, it being a website called, HENRY SHEPPARD EXPOSED (in typical Praschian caps-locked rage), attacking Henry from every avenue, even stooping so low as to throw out some absurd apparently gay innuendo:

“indeed there have been very serious questions about Mr. Sheppard’s own childless marriage and the reasons for it , about which we choose not to comment.”

-Jacob Prasch

Note the way Prasch says he’s not going to comment on it…after having commented on it. The Rosebroughs noted this fool behaviour of Prasch in their exposé on his 1982 false prophecy. Here is Prasch’s full lunatic caps-locked assault on Henry:


Alert!

HENRY SHEPPARD AND MORIEL AUSTRALIA INC. ARE A COUNTERFEIT MORIEL NOT REPRESENTING MORIEL MINISTRIES INTERNATIONALLY OR THE OFFICIAL MORIEL MINISTRIES AUSTRALIA.

HENRY SHEPPARD IS UNDER A COURT ORDER IN AUSTRALIA BANNING HIM FROM PUBLISHING  FURTHER LIBELOUS MATERIAL AFTER A COURT FOUND AGAINST HIM!

SHEPPARD’S SO CALLED MINISTRY ON SPIRITUAL ABUSE IS DISCREDITED BY THE LIGITAMENT DISCERNMENT MINISTRIES IN AUSTRALIA WHO REFUSE ANY RECOGNITION OF SHEPPARD AND LARGELY SEE HIM AS AN ABUSER OF CHRISTIANS WITH A LIST OF HONEST VICTIMS HIMSELF AS WELL AS BEING DISHONEST AND SUPPORTIVE OF HERESY AND IMMORALITY AND UNDER A COURT BAN.

HENRY SHEPPARD EXPOSED 

This site is dedicated to exposing the antics of an individual calling himself Henry Sheppard (not his real original name) of 5 Wood Road, Paradise, South Australia 5075 where he resides with his wife Rainee. Sheppard is a local con artist operating in church circles who illegally traffics in bootlegged Christian material in violation of copyright laws. Sheppard also carries on campaigns of defamation against various Christian ministries and preachers seemingly in order to extort money by demanding the purchase of unauthorized bootlegged material in exchange for cessation of slander campaigns, and who has set up rogue web sites misrepresenting himself as an authorized agent of others without any contractual basis.

* Mr. Sheppard’s antics have more than once landed him in front of a judge. AT PRESENT MR. SHEPPARD IS UNDER A COURT ORDER IN AUSTRALIA BANNING HIS FURTHER PUBLICATION OF DEFAMATORY MATERIAL FALSELY ACCUSING THE GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT OF THE AUSTRALIAN ASSEMBLIES OF GOD OF CRIMINAL ACTS.

Here is the official “Response To Henry Sheppard Allegations” document that was originally published at http://www.geocities.com/HotSprings/365 (this site no longer exists on that server).

* Mr. Sheppard also tried to hijack the ministry name of Christian Word Ministries (CWM) and chartered the name without the approval of the ministries’ founder and director and demanded payment to relinquish the name.

* THE ARMSTRONGS HOWEVER ARE NOT THE ONLY ONES WHO HAVE FACED PUBLIC SLANDER AND RELIGIOUS ABUSE FROM MR. SHEPPARD WHO CONTINUES TO MARKET A BOOK ENTITLED ‘THE EVIDENCE’ FOR $25.00. IN FACT A CURSORY READING OF   MR. SHEPPARD’S SO CALLED ‘RECOVERING FROM SPIRITUAL ABUSE’ WEB SITE REVEALS IT IS NOT A SITE DEDICATED TO HELPING ABUSED CHRISTIANS. THAT WOULD BE THE SKILLET CALLING THE KETTLE BLACK. INSTEAD IT IS AN ADVERT TO SELL BOOKS BANNED BY THE COURT, PROBABLY IN TECHNICAL VIOLATION OF THE LAW, IN ANOTHER OF SHEPPARD’S SCAM OPERATIONS.

* THE SITE IS BUILT ON MR. SHEPPARD’S ACCOUNT OF AN ABUSED GIRL. WHAT SHEPPARD DID NOT STATE HOWEVER IS THAT IT WAS AN EPISODE TRANSPIRING WITHIN A FAMILY RELATIONSHIP WHERE ALL INVOLVED ARE BLOOD RELATIVES AND THE MOTHER OF THE GIRL INVOLVED DISDAINS SHEPPARD AND SEES HIM AS SOMEONE TO BE PROTECTED FROM. IN ACTUAL FACT, NONE OF THE LEGITAMENT DISCERNMENT MINISTRIES IN AUSTRALIA FIGHTING SPIRITUAL ABUSE SUCH AS VANGUARD, CHRISTIAN WITNESS MINISTRIES, SURE HOPE, MORIEL MINISTRIES, OR FAIR DINKUM WILL HAVE ANY ASSOCIATION WITH SHEPPARD, AS MOST REGARD HIM AS A WOLF HIMSELF.

After his legal defeat in the courts by The Assemblies of God, Mr. Sheppard then attached himself as a volunteer to the Moriel organization directed by James Jacob Prasch, but was dismissed after Sheppard’s reputation was made known by local clergy after Sheppard supported the cause of a woman named Ann Rogers in the USA who resigned from Moriel when she left her husband, taking off with a Mr. Bev Robinson of South Africa. Moriel disapproved of her marital infidelity as immoral and learned that she disbelieved in the doctrine of The Trinity (One God In Three Eternal Persons) and without authorization had linked MORIEL to an organization rejecting this belief which Moriel saw as fundamental.  Mr. Robinson meanwhile issued an apology to the director of Moriel (Jacob Prasch) admitting Mrs. Rogers had lied and confirming that Rev. Prasch had not wronged her in any manner.

Mr. Sheppard set up a rogue Moriel called Moriel Australia Inc. operating out of a post office box in (POB 10) in Campbelltown, South Australia (not to be confused with the official Moriel Ministries in Melbourne, Victoria) and began to sell bootlegged versions of the book ‘Grain For The Famine’ legally published in Australia by Moriel Ministries in Victoria and by St. Matthew’s Press in The U.K. in copyright violation. He also stole a Moriel mail list and began publishing a periodical entitled: ‘The Grafted Olive’. Once the official Moriel made it clear that it had no connection with this publication it ceased to exist but Mr. Sheppard retaliated by a campaign of slander and defamation akin to what he undertook against The Assemblies of God leadership.

He accused the director (James Jacob Prasch) of stealing air miles belonging to the ministry for his family to join him in Australia, only to be caught lying when the Rev. Prasch’s Visa bill proved he purchased the tickets himself. He then placed reports on internet suggesting that Rev. Prasch abuses his wife. She and several women close to her deny this as absurd and Sheppard in fact has never even met his wife nor has he even met anyone who has met her (indeed there have been very serious questions about Mr. Sheppard’s own childless marriage and the reasons for it , about which we choose not to comment).

Finally, in an apparent effort to harm the official Moriel, Mr. Sheppard entered an internet campaign insinuating Moriel’s director (Jacob Prasch) was ‘predator’. In fact, Moriel’s audited accounts shows that he (Jacob Prasch) accepts no salary and royalties of his audio and video tapes are all donated to the ministry. In a further effort to defame, Mr. Shepphard also cited a joint statement made with the Elim denomination which was retracted after Elim abrogated an arbitration report by David Pawson. The retracted statement was never even authorized by Rev. Prasch’s attorneys and unlike the lawsuit brought against Mr. Sheppard by The Assemblies of God, the litigation brought by Elim was in any event completely dropped. The arbitration report by David Pawson found both Elim and Moriel responsible for their differences, but Moriel took exception to David Pawson’s inclusion in the report of a Rev. Pawson’s position calling ‘The Toronto Experience’ (characterized by drunken hysterics and animal imitations) ‘A Blessing’ and a ‘Yellow Light’, while Moriel maintains it is a ‘Deception’ and a ‘Red Light’. Mr. Sheppard de facto sanctioned both The Toronto Experience, (affirming Rev. Pawson’s view) and the rejection of The Eternal Trinity and the immorality of Ann Rogers (supporting her actions).

Mr. Sheppard was found manufacturing groundless fabrications yet again in the bogus claim on his counterfeit Moriel Australia site that over £20,000 was spent in legal fees on the dropped litigation, when in actual fact both the official audited accounts and solicitor’s statements proved this to be still another absurd lie of Sheppard’s malicious invention; the matter never even came to court!

Yet, while trying to market bootlegged books authored by Jacob Prasch , Mr. Sheppard endorsed the citations of Jewish Midrash in The New Testament by Calling Jacob Prasch “a rare man of formidable learning, possessing both knowledge and understanding’ who is able to impart this understanding to God’s everyday people”. Yet once his illicit activity was terminated by Moriel he began to cite voices opposed to the view of Midrash in The New Testament.

Other victims of Mr. Sheppard have among others included members of Hectorville Christian Fellowship in Adelaide such as Mr. & Mrs. Bruce & Carol Armstrong whom Mr. Sheppard again on internet accused of embezzling $1000 from a Christian ministry. These allegations by Sheppard were firmly denied not only by the victims of the accusation, but by the church, and the international director of the organization.

Mr. Sheppard attends no church and is not regarded as an actual Christian by any ministry known to us with which he has ever been involved and his reputation for dishonesty and slander, already proven in the court of law which ruled against him, is well established in South Australia.

Persons wishing verification on Henry Sheppard and his background may contact The Assemblies of God of Australia. destiny@paradise.asn.au.

Here is some correspondence between Jacob Prasch and Bev Robinson that shows what actually took place.

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Prasch’s thirteen modes of attack outlined

Prasch’s response reveals thirteen methods of attack which he’d utilise again and again in the years following, they include:

  1. Prasch creates an ‘attack website’
  2. Prasch’s screaming rhetoric gets presented in ALL CAPS
  3. Prasch alleges financial impropriety against his target
  4. Prasch’s dubious evidentiary sources are his chums
  5. Prasch manipulates truth to twist everything against his target
  6. Prasch tries to label a person falsely as gay via that manipulation of truth
  7. Prasch brazenly repeats his heavily debunked information
  8. Prasch publicly attacks a woman and labels her immoral
  9. Prasch doesn’t link to his target’s information at any point
  10. Prasch deliberately presents the WRONG address to his target’s website by missing a digit
  11. Prasch engages in doxing by publishing his target’s home address
  12. Prasch falsely calls the legal selling of material edited by his target as illegal
  13. Prasch publicly publishes email correspondence in which he states he WON’T publish it publicly

I’ve seen Prasch roll out these same modes of attack against dozens of people. You can go through the list and find Prasch used about half those modes against the innocent David Nathan, and nearly all of them against the innocent Deborah Menelaws, about a third on his former Moriel videographer and similarly innocent Tim Wirth, and the majority against the innocent Deborah Du Rand (including the creation of the ‘attack website‘ against her). I’ve even experienced several modes of Prasch’s idiotic attacks too, especially obvious is Prasch’s absolute refusal to link to any of my material whilst I, by quite extreme contrast, link directly to all of his for people to fact check. This is because Prasch doesn’t want his disciples to fact check as he’d be found out as a liar.

Because of Prasch’s heavily documented life of lies and twisted narratives which he’s calibrated to hurt innocent Christians, there is literally zero information he gives about anything which should be taken at face value, since Prasch has even lied for decades about himself, his own father, and his own son, presenting himself as a half Jew named Jacob when his birth certificate names him James Aloysius Prasch Jr. after his Irish-American father and a Catholic Saint Aloysius. Prasch is a serial, lifelong liar and a fantasist. Read more about his lunatic behaviour in the 1990’s in The Jacob Prasch Files.

The Jacob Prasch Files

  1. David Pawson’s 1998 Report on Prasch’s Behaviour
  2. Prasch Damns His Own Chosen Arbiter David Pawson!
  3. Prasch the “Malevolent and Breathtakingly Ungrateful Thug
  4. Moriel Australia Inc. & Prasch’s “List of Imaginary JW Supporters and Heretics”
  5. Head-kicking” Benny Hinn, and “Culling” Moriel’s “Aunt Maybel” Subscribers
  6. Prasch: Pastor or Predator?
  7. Prasch: “Women Are Vulnerable to Spiritual Seduction More Than Men Are”
  8. Australian Cult Information Service Places Moriel on List of Possible “Extremist Groups/Destructive and Manipulative Sects/Cults/High Pressure Groups”
  9. Half-Jewish Poison Comes To Hectorville
  10. Inglorious Praschtards And The Handbook For Decapitators of Gay Nazis
  11. Prasch’s Embarrassing Apology to Elim… and Subsequent Screaming Rant
  12. Annie Rogers Exposes Prasch to the USA!