Leaving The Watchtower.

High Ranking Former Jehovah's Witnesses Explain Why They Left The Watchtower Religion.

Video Interviews From The John Ankerberg TV Show.

The Truth About 'The Truth'.

Do you believe the Jehovah's Witnesses are a Christian religion? The following is a series of eye opening online videos about what goes on in secret behind closed doors.

Jehovah's Witnesses refer to themselves as being 'in the truth'. Everyone else is referred to as being 'out of the truth'. [3] Unfortunately Jehovah's Witnesses have no idea who decides what is 'true' and what is 'false'. Who decides what is proper conduct for Christians? Who writes the rules? Who writes the Watchtower? Is it Jehovah? If not, who's responsible? That's what these videos are all about.

These former leaders, high level officials, and people who worked at Watchtower headquarters in New York testify about cover ups, deceptions, and documented false prophecies that have been forgotten with time. Whether their claims are true or not is up to you to decide. Are these people being truthful? Or do they have an axe to grind with their former religion?

Fortunately there's a way of knowing who's telling the truth and who's lying. The truth is written in old Watchtower literature. It's available. You just have to know where to find these publications and how to search for what you're looking for. We can't tell you how to do that, but if you want the truth bad enough you'll find a way of confirming what is true and what is false.

Why Did These Jehovah's Witnesses Leave?

  • Bill Cetnar was raised as a Jehovah's Witness. He worked at the Brooklyn Headquarters of Jehovah's Witnesses in their Service Department. This department writes the Kingdom Ministry information that is used by Jehovah's Witnesses at their weekly meetings. He was given the responsibility to answer questions Jehovah's Witnesses called in to ask. His territory was approximately 'one-third of the USA', according to Mr Cetnar.

  • Bill worked with the president of the Watchtower Society and looked into doctrinal issues as part of his responsibilities at Bethel. He also found out who was responsible for translating the New World Translation of the Bible that is used by all Jehovah's Witnesses.

  • Joan Cetnar (Bill's wife) also worked at the Watchtower headquarters where she observed the President and other leaders of the Jehovah's Witnesses. Joan is a fourth generation Jehovah's Witness. [1]

  • Helen Ortega was raised in a Jehovah's Witness family. She conducted as many as 13 Bible studies every week in addition to the door to door ministry. Helen was of the anointed remnant and part of the 144,000. [2]

  • Debbie and Ken Oakley testify. Debbie is Helen Ortega's daughter and grew up as a Jehovah's Witness. Debbie and Ken married. Ken was an elder.

Jehovah's Witnesses Testify.

UPDATE: June, 2020
The following videos have been removed from youtube. That is why they no longer appear on this page. However you may be able to find them by searching for the names mentioned above. The testimony of these former JW's is very good and it's worth searching Google and YouTube.

We were able to find some of the following videos today but did not put them on this page because links may change with time. It's best if you go directly to YouTube to search and find all 7 of them if you can.

When this article was written there were 7 videos on this page. Here's what each video was about.


  • Who do Jehovah's Witnesses claim to be?
  • When did Jehovah's Witnesses begin?
  • Are Jehovah's Witnesses the only path to God?


  • Do Jehovah's Witnesses put the Bible first or the Watchtower?
  • What does disfellowshipping mean?
  • Who is the 144000 and what authority do they have?
  • How does the Watchtower view people outside of their organization?
  • What is going to happen to all people who are not Jehovah's Witnesses?
  • Did the Watchtower ever predict the end of world? Where does it say that in the Watchtower?
  • What did the Watchtower say would happen on Oct 1, 1975?
  • What are some of the things Jehovah's Witnesses can't do?
  • What is the 'secret place'?


  • What is the Service Department?
  • How does the Watchtower decide what's printed in the Kingdom Ministry?
  • Proof that the leadership of Jehovah's Witnesses declined to appear on the John Ankerberg Show.
  • Why was marriage forbidden in the Watchtower organization?
  • Why did the President of the organization get married if marriage was forbidden?
  • What is it like working at the Watchtower headquarters?
  • Questions about blood transfusions.


  • Beth Serene. House of princes in San Diego.
  • What did old Watchtower publications say about 1914 and 1925?
  • Do Jehovah's Witnesses lie to their children?
  • Watchtower prophecy: Man will never go into outer space. (The Truth Shall Make You Free, Page 285, published 1943)
  • How many prophecies like that one did the Watchtower make that didn't come true?
  • What is the difference between old light and new light?
  • For several years Jehovah's Witnesses were not allowed to get married. Why did God change his mind and let Jehovah's Witnesses get married?
  • How do Jehovah's Witnesses view Christianity?


  • Why was it a violation of God's law to have small pox vaccination?
  • How do Jehovah's Witnesses view the Brooklyn Headquarters?
  • What did it cost you to leave the Jehovah's Witnesses?
  • How much money do people make working for the Watchtower?


  • What are the 144,000? Why are they so special?
  • Why did Watchtower doctrines change when the membership of Jehovah's Witnesses grew in excess or 144000?
  • Who are the 'other sheep' and where do they go when they die?
  • What happened after you became a member of the 144,000 and stopped conducting Bible studies?
  • Who is an evil slave?
  • As a member of the 144,000 why did you get disfellowshipped?

Watchtower Society Quote: '144,000 faithful Christians to go to heaven. ... Who should partake of these Memorial emblems? Logically, only those in the new covenant—that is, those who have the hope of going to heaven—should partake of the bread and the wine. God’s holy spirit convinces such ones that they have been selected to be heavenly kings.' 'What Does The Bible Really Teach?', 2005, page 207. (Notice how the Watchtower would like us to believe the 'Holy Spirit' selects the 144,000.)


  • How did Christians accept you after you left the Jehovah's Witnesses?
  • What negative things happen to people who leave the Watchtower?
  • Why should Christians love the Jehovah's Witnesses and pray for them?

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More Information About Jehovah's Witnesses - JohnAnkerberg.Org

1. According to Joan Cetnar, her great grandmother was Sabastian. S. Kresge's mother. Apparently Sabastian was never a Jehovah's Witness, but his two sisters were. One of those sisters was Joan's grandmother. Wikipedia says that Sabastian S. Kresge founded the S. S. Kresge store chain in 1899, better known today as Kmart. The first Kmart opened on March 1, 1962 in Garden City Michigan.

2. The Watchtower teaches that 144,000 people, - mostly Jehovah's Witnesses will rule the earth with Jesus Christ. All other Jehovah's Witnesses will live on earth instead of going to heaven.

3. Since the Watchtower has no divine inspiration and can make mistakes like any other religion, why is it Jehovah's Witnesses use the words 'in the truth' and 'out of the truth' to refer to people inside and outside of their organization? Critics say their unique 'theocratic' language is a form of mind control that keeps Witnesses isolated, loyal, obedient, and in constant fear of questioning anything the leadership says.

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