Tim and Ginger are very active at Kindred Community Church in Anaheim Hills, CA. Tim teaches one of the two adult Sunday classes, and one of the two men's weekly Bible studies. Tim and Ginger host a Kindred Shepherd Group in Orange. Ginger is the secretary for non-profit Pilgrims Provisions Ministries, organized by Tim and Ginger, Mark Miller, and Mike Struven in 2008 to benefit Livingstone Academy in Nigeria. LinkedIn lists Tim as an "Independent Sports Professional". Ginger is a lecturer at CSUF in the Elementary and Bilingual Education Department. Ginger sells her artwork and photography here, and can be reached at gingergift at aol dot com.
Information about Tim's and Ginger's Assembly involvement is referenced in the following articles:
Tim was called out to make a public statement when corruption was revealed in the Geftakys ministry
Tim and Ginger's knowledge of his brother's domestic violence
Tim's unorthodox theology
Ginger's child training pamphlet
Tim and Ginger's training home
Tim's pamphlet on the (non)Celebration of Christmas
A letter illustrative of Tim's instruction to Campus Workers in the Geftakys ministry
Tim's early history (first three paragraphs)
Tim and Ginger's daughter Elizabeth Esther has written a memoir of growing up in the Geftakys family and the Assembly.
Tim and Ginger have never issued a public statement about where they stand in regard to the errors in teaching and practice in the Geftakys ministry. Nor have they privately apologized to folks who were badly hurt under their leadership. You can read and comment on the discussion about Tim on the Facebook page, "The Geftakys Assembly" page, beginning on Octover 4, 2016. You can also email the editor at this site if this is concerning to you.
March 2, 2016 Bruce Barrett, from the Fullerton Assembly, went home to be with the Lord. His sister Becky posted this obituary on his Facebook page. Bruce and Laura were part of the Fullerton Assembly. For many years Bruce worked editing the tape transcriptions of George's seminars for publication. View comments about Bruce on 'The Geftakys Assembly' Facebook page.
August 12, 2015 Dennis Hittle, from the Fullerton Assembly, went to be with the Lord. He was seventy four. Funeral arrangements were private. Dennis was a Vietnam veteran of the Air Force, and was buried with full military honors at the Riverside National Cemetary. His family published an obituary in the Early October edition of "The Fullerton Observer". Former Assembly members remember Dennis on the Facebook "Geftakys Assembly" page. Many of us have fond memories of Dennis. He was a gracious brother. View comments about Dennis on 'The Geftakys Assembly' Facebook page.
October 28, 2014 Al Hartman went home to be with the Lord. Al died peacefully in his sleep at home In reynoldsburg, OH, where he and Cathy have lived for many years. Al and Cathy were among the original members of the Geftakys Assembly. They were part of the group meeting in Tom Maddux's home in the San Fernando Valley when George came along, and made the long commute to worship with the Fullerton Assembly before the SFV meeting was established. Al contributed his testimony, from the time of his salvation, through his years in the Assembly, through years of discouragement after leaving the Assembly, and up to July, 2003 and his involvement on the Assembly bulletin board. He also wrote several articles: "Learning What We Already Know: Thoughts on Psalm 23", "What's Happened to Us?", "Assemblyspeak", and the short story, "Assembly Love".
April 10, 2011 David Michael Geftakys, son of Judy and David, is a singer/song writer, based in Los Angeles. Check out his music and website.
December 6, 2010 Stephen M., son of Jim and Brinda, from the Tuscola Assembly, went to be with the Lord following surgery for another brain tumor. He lived for thirty-five more years after his first inoperable brain tumor was diagnosed at the age of three in 1975. Here is a note from Brinda. Stephen's obituary was published in the Champaign, IL, newspaper.
January 4, 2010 Amy Russ Cahill, from the Huntington Beach Assembly 1989-1991, has written, performed and produced several pieces of music.
April 16th, 2009 Stephen Beniesau, a former Assembly member from Arcata, CA was walking in the evening and was struck and killed by a vehicle. He was with his wife Amy at the time (they have no children), who witnessed the incident. Please pray for the Beniesau family and everyone else who was affected by this tragedy. The memorial service was Saturday, May 2nd at Trinity Baptist Church in Arcata, CA.
March 2, 2009 Nancy Ann Teater, formerly of the Saint Louis Assembly, went to be with the Lord on February 27 following a long battle with chronic pain. Information and the option to leave a message are available on her memorial website. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ken and the family.
May 5, 2008, The Redlands Daily Facts newspaper had an article on Saturday about a multi-cultural festival at Plymouth Village, where George and Betty Geftakys live. George is still up to his old ways of misrepresenting the facts. He claimed he was a native of Greece and apparently recited the Lord's prayer in Greek! There is an anonymous comment about this on the "George and Betty Geftakys" page.
January 21, 2008 Dave Mauldin posted this update: "I have just finished to the final interview of my Oral History Project on the Assembly. I feel extremely privileged to have obtained the current-member-leader interview. As this material will be held in archives at Cal State Fullerton and be made available for research and possibly publication, I feel as if I have completed the most significant work of my life!
While working on the interviews both interviewer (myself) and narrator were amazed at the insights revealed in our discussions. Also the spontaneous laughter was priceless. I know now that research of this kind will be a big part of the rest of my life. A wish I have would be for current members and former members to be able to find some common ground to communicate on as I have on this project!"
After retiring from teaching, Tom Maddux got his M.A. in Christian Apologetics from the school of Professional Studies at Biola University. He is now an on-line instructor for the Reasons Institute, an arm of Dr. Hugh Ross's Reasons to Believe.
Flora, formerly of the Ottawa Assembly, has suffered from chemical sensitivity since at least age 13. She became completely disabled in 1987. She has written a book, Convenient, Safe and Deadly detailing the health impacts of our chemical lifestlye, which was published in 2006. Read her article, The Value of a Human Life, and visit her website, Health Risk Navigation, Inc.
The following obituary was published in the Orange County Register: "David S. Kennedy 41, passed away October 13 2007. Survived by wife, Christine; children, James (11), Rachel (9), Ben (5), Faith (3); mother, Peggy, and sister, Kathy...." The Kennedys were in fellowship in the West LA Assembly prior to 2003. Please pray for the family.
Tamilla P. is married to Asela; they reside in Hong Kong. She has published a book about her experiences, This Mysterious Love: Hard Lessons Learned by a Black Girl in China. Tamilla also contributed the excerpt from Henri Nouwen's book Out of Solitude, in which he makes the point that being is more important than having or doing.
Information on Dr. Sunday Ochenjele's medical endeavors in Nigeria is profiled, and he explains his position vis a vis the Assembly. Wayne Mathews, Champaign, IL, talks about his current medical missions project.
November 9, 2004, Marine Lance Corporal Abraham Simpson, nineteen-year-old son of Jim and Maria Simpson, formerly of the Fullerton Assembly, was killed in action in Fallujah, Iraq. Abe had a strong Christian testimony, and wanted to serve his country in a good cause. In October, 2005, Maria Simpson found an essay Abe had written in his senior year of high school, which shows a turning point in his life. Here is the 2008 newsletter from Jim and Maria. Their middle son, Paul, has joined the Marines. All Hartman has alerted us to a website put up by Xerox Corporation to give everyone a way of thanking our troops overseas.
Dan Buss, formerly of the St. Louis Assembly, was taken to glory in 2007. He left some last words for the saints.
Kathy C., who was involved in the Fullerton Assembly from its beginnings until the 1980's, tells about finally finishing college in 2006.
Gretchen W. of Omaha wrote in 2004 about the steps their family has taken toward healing in the past year and presents a penetrating analysis of the former Omaha Assembly.
Joe D. writes about getting involved in Pro-Life Ministries. "The goal of this article", he says, "is not to bash George Geftakys but to take a fresh look at a critical issue that may have been largely ignored by us in the past."
Joe Miller tells about his time in the Assembly, why he left in 1991, and where he is now.