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Scam Alert: Manasseh Jordan Posing as “Saint Mary’s Prayer Center Ministry”


It seems like there is a never-ending stream of new and old swindling tricks being played to cheat people out of their money. In many cases, these are Christians who earnestly believe they are giving to a good cause. In other cases, they are just being swindled. A new swindling is now upon us and it’s a robot-call from “Saint Mary’s Prayer Center Ministry”, and they are literally asking for you to pay them to to pray for you.

I received my first robo-call today (1-5-2018) from this scam call.

The robo-call starts out like this:

“Hello. This is St. Mary’s Prayer Center Ministry calling today to see if you need urgent prayer. If you would like to have someone from our center pray for you, please press 1. If you would no longer like to hear from us, please press 3.”

It is hard to know how long this scam has been going on, but the Texsas Standard has already reported a good deal about the outfit. The information was provided by Michael Marks, who did the digging into this call scam. Here is some of his testimony about dealing with this group.

Then, I got another call.

The struggle is over! The struggle is over in your finances, in your household, even in your body, even in your relationship. The struggle – every setback, is about to turn into a setup!

After about seven minutes of this, the recording got down to business.

I want you now to step out with that seed, representing it shall come to pass. That $47 seed, that $147, that $30 seed adding the 47 cents…. Please hold as I connect you to my blessed, prayerful operator now.

A call center operator who said she was from the Philippines asked how much I’d like to donate. I gave $1.47. My idea was to see the organization’s name show up on my bank statement to get more information, but that plan failed. It showed up as a PayPal transaction.

But I didn’t have to look to hard to find out who made the call. It came from Manasseh Jordan Ministries, an organization based in New York and run by a man who calls himself Prophet Manasseh Jordan. He has tons of videos on YouTube – a young guy, sharp dresser – of his preachings and healings.

I reached out to Manasseh Jordan Ministries for comment on this story. They didn’t return any of my calls or emails. But I’m not the only person getting these calls. Not by a long shot. Dozens of people have sued the group over the calls. Each case has either settled out of court and sealed or is still pending.

Sam Meyler, a consumer advocacy lawyer with an office in Austin, represents about 75 clients who are suing Manasseh Jordan Ministries. Most of his clients are from Texas.

(Source: Texas Standard)

To hear more about the story from Texas Standard investigation by listening to the soundcloud clip below.

As it turns out, Manasseh Jordan is not a closet hoaxster. He runs an elaborate network of advertising tentacles out on the internet. There are youtube videos, shops to buy his merch, and toll free numbers to call and get “free prophecies.” He also has a generic opencart shopping portal where he is selling a non-existent book for $1.01, a miniature ark for $100, and a few teachings for various amounts. The website is also full of broken links, missing content, and poorly cobbled together code.

View what now?

View what now?

 

Manasseh Jordan Invisible Book

(Source: https://prophetmanasseh.com/products/index.php?route=product/category&path=61)

Now, if you are envisioning a young man preaching God’s word and doing the best he can to reach the lost then you are picturing the wrong person. Manasseh is a young many that enjoys the finer things in life. If you get a call from this scammer just ask yourself if this guy needs to take any more money that could be going to a real ministry.

The Prophet Manasseh Jordan


Who is Manasseh Jordan?


Before we dig into this character, his real name is actually Yakim Manasseh Jordan, legally. In 2017 the FCC issued a citation in relation to his robo-calls. In the documents he is listed as only Yakim Jordan:

Yakim Jordan – a/k/a Manasseh Jordan, Prophet
Manasseh Jordan, Prophet M Jordan, Yakim
Manasseh Robert Jordan, Yakim Manasseh Jordan,
Wakim Jordan

The citation goes on to list the legal issues with Yakim’s business practices.

Specifically, the Manasseh Jordan Parties violated provisions of the
Communications Act of 1934, as amended (Communications Act or Act) and the Commission’s rules
(collectively, Rules) that regulate calls made to wireless phones using automatic telephone dialing
systems (autodialers) or an artificial or prerecorded voice. We therefore direct the Manasseh Jordan
Parties to take immediate steps to comply with Section 227 of the Act, the Telephone Consumer
Protection Act (TCPA), Section 64.1200 of the Rules, and FCC orders, which prohibit making autodialed
or prerecorded message calls to any wireless phone unless the calls are made for emergency purposes, to
collect a debt to the federal government, or with the prior express consent of the called party. If the
Manasseh Jordan Parties fail to comply with these laws, they may be liable for significant penalties.

Yakim Manasseh Jordan is a young man that runs around with guys like Benny Hinn and a slew of other fake healers. If you ever wondered what kind of “healer” Benny Hinn was, you only need to look as far as who he keeps company with. All of these TBN preachers are the same. If they were’t then they would be policing their own community.

 

He is a typical prosperity preacher and he want YOU to plant a faith seed (your money) in his garden (wallet). Like the other fake preachers and healers, Manasseh has zero education or training but he’s qualified because he was “taught by the Holy Spirit”. Apparently his televangelist friends have not taught him how to obtain a fake degree yet. Nevertheless, according to his website, he was destined for greatness.

Once affectionately referred to as the “Young Prophet” by peers and congregations nationwide, now best known as Prophet Manasseh Jordan began ministering at the tender age of eight and carries with him the quintessence of hope, healing and restoration that is bestowed upon the lives of those he touches.

Over the next several years, he knew then that God had a much BIGGER plan for his life. So he went through extensive and intensive training under the leadership of the Holy Spirit, for the express purpose of understanding the prophetic office and ministry. This training has enabled him to move in the realm of accurate prophetic ministry.

Manasseh Jordan Military Outfit

Manasseh Jordan Military Outfit

If you look at his facebook page you will also notice the typical “prophetic” military/regal clothing that looks like it was custom tailored for him. Taking a page out of the Benny Hinn play book on his dress.

The facebook page is full of what appears to be stolen quote images with his cheap logo and user handle pasted over top. It’s clear that these were not made by him or his ministry because all the content they create is very cheap looking and contain virtually no scripture. Everything this organization does is hastily made and covered in mistakes. For example, on the ABOUT tab of the facebook page the type of ministry was listed as “public toilet”. I kid you not.

Manasseh Jordan Public Toilet

Manasseh Jordan Public Toilet

Additionally, the website copyright for the shopping portal of his webpage has not been updated since 2011. I assume that the online portal is not a huge source of income at this point.

But where is the money coming from then? It would appear from these scam robot-calls and likely from ministry “partners” who donate money to the ministry on a monthly basis. His website (the part that’s kept up-to-date) explains how you can partner with his ministry ….. monetarily of course. They have no use for canned foods, blankets, or shoes for the homeless. They just need your cold hard cash to reach people. And what do ministry partners get for their generous donations? A bunch of free stuff. Wait…. how is it free if they just paid for it? It must be above my prophetic understanding.

At this urgent time we must bring Jesus to perishing souls as it declares in Romans 6:23. Please check one of the boxes below and partner with us in touching lives.

Silver:

I am committing $30 a month or more ($1 a day!) to become a Silver Partner and help Prophet Manasseh spread the Gospel.

  • By committing you will receive a free subscription to Prophet Manasseh’s teachings on the prophetic anointing.
  • Daily prophetic and inspirational devotionals through emails.
  • Constant monthly video updates on the ministry progression.
  • Priority seating at Prophet Manasseh Events.
  • Free access to Prophet Manasseh’s manuscripts.

Gold:

I am committing $50 a month or more to become a Gold Partner and help Prophet Manasseh spread the Gospel.

  • By committing you will receive a free subscription to Prophet Manasseh’s teachings on the prophetic anointing.
  • Daily prophetic and inspirational devotionals through emails.
  • Constant monthly video updates on the ministry progression.
  • Priority seating at Prophet Manasseh Events.
  • Free access to Prophet Manasseh’s manuscripts.

Platinum:

I am committing to $100 a month or more to become a Platinum Partner and help Prophet Manasseh spread the Gospel.

  • By committing you will receive a free subscription to Prophet Manasseh’s teachings on the prophetic anointing.
  • Daily prophetic and inspirational devotionals through emails.
  • Constant monthly updates on the ministry progression through webcast videos.

Diamond:

I am committing $500+ a month or more to become a Diamond Partner and help Prophet Manasseh spread the Gospel.

  • By committing you will receive a free subscription to Prophet Manasseh’s teachings on the prophetic anointing.
  • Daily prophetic and inspirational devotionals through emails.
  • Constant monthly video updates on the ministry progression.
  • Priority seating at Prophet Manasseh Events.
  • FREE access to Prophet Manasseh’s manuscripts.
  • FREE access to Prophet Manasseh monthly prophecy conference call (Advised: The prophet will be in prayer as he seeks the lord for a prophetic word for your life).
  • Access to a LIVE prophetic phone call with the Prophet.
  • Access to the entire ministries product for FREE.

Now, if someone wanted to contact the prophet without a monthly payment, there are a few options. His various sites give out multiple addresses and numbers so I will just list the two that are used the most. The first address is not actually a real office location. It’s a virtual office ran by Davinci Virtual. It’s basically outsourced office services. Possibly the creators of the cheap looking website? It’s hard to tell because the address came from the “privacy policy” section of the site. The facebook page and the source code of the shopping portal shows the second address.

www.prophetmanasseh.com
708 3rd Ave 6th fl
New York, NY 10017
info@prophetmanasseh.com
*Last Edited on 2016-10-01

Prophet Manasseh’s Products
PO Box 3320,
New York, New York 10163
800.462.0983


Where did Manasseh Jordan come from?


This young con artist did not just appear one day. It’s clear that the tricks he is playing were taught to him. But who would teach a young man to run such a scam? It looks as though it was his father, Bernard Jordan….. or the “Bishop” as he likes to be called. That’s another typical title overused by the false TV preaching types. Bernard was the founder of Zoe Ministries and also a prosperity preacher. He hails from Brooklyn NY, and he also started his ministry at a young age, without getting an education. He is most known for his ties to Run DMC, Al Sharpton, and a few other famous prosperity types.

However, Bernard was at least wise enough to eventually get a few fake degrees like his televangelist counterparts. He claims to have degrees from Tabernacle Bible Institute in Brooklyn and the Manhattan Bible Institute. Neither of these schools seem to exist nor does he say what degree (if any) he obtained. Perhaps this is why he claimed to have a Ph.D. from Friends International Christian University in Merced, Calif. for his “life experience”.1

For those unfamiliar with Friends International Christian University, they are a fake Christian university that are known to handing out honorary degrees or “earned” degrees for money, while requiring almost NO course work or previous education. They are one of the favorite schools for fake preachers. According to his facebook profile, he also studied at Kepler College, which is another unaccredited online college. Given his new higher educational status, it appears that he also wants to be called “Arch Bishop”, which is prominently displayed on his facebook page. However, he’s sending mixed messages because elsewhere he lists a fan page in which he goes by the title of “Master Prophet” (Page).

He also has a web page where he offers “free written prophecy” which looks a lot like the mailer collection scam done by other televangelists. You give them your address and they hound you endlessly for donations. This is obviously where the young Manasseh Jordan learned his online scams. Although, Bernard’s website makes it clear that they are not affiliated with Manasseh or his ministry partners. In fact, all of his and his wife’s websites has this disclaimer at the bottom.

Bernard Jordan not affiliated with Manasseh Jordan

Bernard Jordan not affiliated with Manasseh Jordan

This leads one to wonder if they are still in good standings. The reason I bring this up is because his various websites don’t seem to indicate that he has a famous preacher son. Manasseh, in return never really mentions his also famous father. In fact, under the “Who is Bishop Jordan?” section of the website, his famous son is not mentioned. He is also not listed in the family section of his facebook page. Virtually none of the good Bishop’s websites or blogs ever mention his kids, whereas his wife’s websites do.

Bernard Bishops missing son Manasseh Jordan

Bernard Bishops missing son Manasseh Jordan

Actually it appears as though 4 of the 5 children are missing from Bernard’s Facebook family, including Manasseh. Oddly enough, his wife Debra also has some children missing from her family page, but she has 3 of the 5 kids as children listed.

Debra Jordan missing son Manasseh

Debra Jordan missing son Manasseh

It seems as though the only place they connect is on TBN or on a single post of Bernard’s ministry blog in 2014. I don’t know what’s going on with this family but I find it strange that the father/son prophet combination is not used more often… or at all. My guess is that there is some bad history there.

According to some that claim to have inside knowledge or to have attended Bernard’s church, there has always been a bit of family strife. According to one church goer, young Manasseh was not a fan of his father.

What a shame. As I’ve shared before, I was [at] the Zoo (Zoe Ministries) when Manassah and his siblings were there. He was probably around 5 at the time I was there. Daddy started shipping those kids off to military school at an early age; that is until the girls started to get ‘active.’ It was public knowledge that Bethany got knocked up. In fact, it is quite probable that Naomi was knocked up before she married a guy from the church. At any rate, there was always some ‘issues’ within that family. What’s surprising is that Manassah was very close to his mother so for him to be at odds with both parents is shocking. But i guess things change… Daddy Jordan was notorious for throwing his weight around and making veiled threats of bad things happening to those who ‘touched’ him (spoke negatively of him)…(Michelle, March 27, 2013)

Another church goer submitted this information about the family. (NOTE: the ‘abuse” mentioned in the following post is referring to an alleged sexual abuse of Manasseh by his older sisters. No evidence of this was able to be sourced, however).

I attended Zoe Ministries in the 90’s. Manessah is the youngest of Bishop Jordan’s 5 kids. He was very close with his mother. What I find interesting is the abuse from his sisters Naomi and Bethanny. Bishop Jordan shipped them off to military school when they were becoming teenagers. Not that it helped any. I don’t know how long they stayed in. Bethanny got pregnant. Naomi started messing with a guy named Kenneth Cook at the church. He didn’t come from money tho. I’m guessing she must have gotten pregnant because they got married early and quickly. It’s true about Rev Run and Bishop Jordan’s relationship. I believe it was Bobby Walker, Run’s former bodyguard, who introduced Run and DMC to the church. Bishop Jordan gravitates to money. At the time, Run had fallen on hard times. But Bishop Jordan had his eye on Russell and seemingly hoped that the relationship with Run would bring Russell and his bank account into the church. Word on the street had it that Russell did not like Bishop Jordan and was having him investigated. Run stuck around and Bishop Jordan continued to give him spiritual insight (if that’s what you wish to call it). DMC, on the other hand, jumped shipped with a lot of us. Bishop Jordan didn’t appear to be interested in mentoring DMC the way he mentored Run. Eventually DMC and his wife, Zuri left.

Russell did show up at the church a couple of times tho…was there for a video shoot for Run’s now defunct group, the Zoe Brothers and showed up for Run’s wedding with Justine…who by the way was reportedly living together before they were married! I guess this explains why Angela, her sister and other siblings are doing everything they are old enough to do. (Scripter, October 24, 2015)

What’s very interesting is that the son in the above picture, Joshua who is the eldest son, was the on[e] the Bishop Jordan was initially grooming. At an early age, when Manasseh was probably around 5 or 6, Joshua was the one sitting in the pulpit next to his father. Joshua was probably only 9 or 10 himself at the time. They’d dress him like some type of armor-bearer. And yes, Bishop Jordan became Rev Ike’s right hand man over the years. I wasn’t at Zoe in the beginning when they had the ministry in Brooklyn. I started attending when they had services at the Doral Inn on the East Side in Manhattan. He was much different back then. Yes, he still loved money, but he was a but more subdued back in the day. He did a lot of traveling. Word had it that his itinerary was booked for a year or two in advance. He was a bit more mainstream. I can remember Creflo and Taffy Dollar coming to church. Bishop Jakes came through. Mike Murdoch was a regular. But his main connections were those who were in prophetic ministries. However right around 1994 (I think that was the year), Bishop Jordan’s younger brother was killed. As it was well known, John was no saint. Nevertheless, his murder really did a number on Bishop Jordan. That was seemingly the beginning of the change. He started doing a lot of teaching on oppression and he started to disassociate with some of the white leaders that he had once shared the pulpit with. He started going into what some of us called ‘otherness’. He was into new age and all kinds of stuff. Membership started to shift. People who had been there for years started to leave but another crop of people started to show up. Then he started the prophetic training; started pulling people from the congregation and they became PITS…Prophets In Training. Those would be the people you see draped in the cloaks on the internet. This was right around the time he hooked up with Rev. Ike. He had Rev Ike show up at a few of the conferences. I remember this man pulled up in a Green Rolls Royce with fur carpeting!

And that was right around the time that I exited…stage left! (Scripter, October 25, 2015)

It’s hard to know what kind of struggles the family has had but I think it’s pretty evident that the tie that binds this family is money….not the faith. In fact, Bernard readily admits the virtues of being rich. In a 2003 interview he spoke these words,

In short, being rich is good. “Number one,” Jordan says, “it makes you comfortable, comfortable to fulfill your life purpose.” It also allows you to help others. “You see, it’s very selfish to say, ‘I just want enough money to live my life and pay my bills,’ because then you can’t help anybody else.” He looks around at his mansion. “This is not for me,” he says. “How much of this house can I live in?” (recordonline.com)

But Bernard saw himself as more than just a wealthy prophet. He is God’s chosen one. That goes for his sons also. After purchasing his first mansion in 1996, for a little over 1.5 Million, Bernard commissioned a painter (and over 1 Million in renovations) to paint baroque style art on the ceilings where he and his family are in the place of the biblical characters. He being the prophet of God, decided to paint himself in the place of God. The art work took 3 years to complete. Sadly, no hi-res images seem to exist. However, some low-res ones do and they can be seen below.

it seems to be of no surprise that Bernard’s son, Yakim Manasseh has either the same God-complex as his father or just the same shameless greed.


How much money is Manasseh making?


One thing that I was curious about is how much money this scam artist, Manasseh, is making. Since the FCC citation was in 2017 and it’s now 2018, it stands to reason that the fines imposed by the FCC for continued behavior might be an indicator. For example, if he gets fined for calls made in 2017 and pays out $500,000 to the FCC then we can assume the fines are worth the hassle of his continued calls. According to the FCC these fines are pretty hefty.

The Commission may impose forfeitures not to exceed $18,936 for
each such violation or each day of a continuing violation, and up to $142,021 for any single act or failure
to act.33

However, these calls usually have to be reported by the people getting the calls. Chances are that he is only going to get fined for a few dozen phone calls. At the maximum price, 12 reported phone calls would cause him about $227,232 in fines. But chances are that he is making millions and is not going to care about the measly $227,232.

It’s been reported the Bernard makes about 2 million dollars a year, even though his church only has about 100 members. You don’t need tithers as long as you have a good robo-call strategy. I assume the same is true for young Manasseh.


If the calls are from Manasseh Jordan, then who is Saint Mary’s Prayer Center Ministry?


I think the last question that really needs answered is why a rising star like Manasseh Jordan would be sending out robo-calls under the name Saint Mary’s Prayer Center Ministry. If I had to guess, I’d say that that was a Catholic ministry. As it turns out, there are dozens of Catholic ministries that sound just like the fake one the Manasseh cooked up. In fact, one of them received enough contact under the misunderstanding that their website has a warning listed.

** St. Mary Prayer Line does NOT make outgoing phone calls.  We are not at all affiliated with “St. Mary Prayer CENTER Ministry” that has been making robocalls.

It would seem as though Manasseh desires to cloak this robo-call business and not associate it with his name and ministry. It’s pretty easy to see why. Even the typical prosperity church goer doesn’t like robo-calls or telemarketers. They are the lowest of the low. I guess we see now just how classy Manasseh Jordan really is.


1. [http://www.recordonline.com/article/20030914/News/309149999]

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