In the years since this article was published, it has been learned that the denomination with which Jim Jones was associated early in his career was the Independent Assemblies of God, not the Assemblies of God. The doctrinal beliefs between the two are virtually — but not completely — identical: It also accounts also for his new home in Disciples of Christ, which is also congregational. With that caveat in mind, the balance of the paper stands. I first began working on this project without even knowing it. The monograph that proceeds after this preface had its inauspicious beginnings in a muddled 20 page paper on charismatic leadership that was quickly forgotten.
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Jim Jones was raised mainly by his maternal grandmother. He attended Catholic school but later began skipping church to loiter and play hooky at the train station. Jones claimed he would stay at a store a block from the church he attended, and would go in and hang out with the owner; when the owner left, Jones said he took all the money in the register and the candy and would sell it in school; he was later expelled. On My Way to Church and Harlem: Problems playing this file? See media help. Hustler's P.