For Immediate Release
October 7, 2000
Jehovah’s Witnesses revise legal organizational structure to further stress ‘the ministry of the word’
The world headquarters of Jehovah’s Witnesses today announced some revisions to their legal organizational structure that will allow them to keep pace with their growth. The Christian group currently numbers six million active members worldwide.
The revisions, which were announced at the annual meeting of the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania held today in Jersey City, New Jersey, include the appointment of new directors to the Watch Tower Society and the setting up of three new nonprofit corporations in the United States. The seven new directors are experienced ministers who have already been serving in various administrative functions at the world headquarters of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
The Governing Body, which currently numbers 13 members, will continue to focus on Bible doctrine, evangelizing, and pastoral care. In 1999 more than 14 million attended the services of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Contact: J. R. Brown, telephone: (718) 560-5600