It has been some time since we have added any news about the HOY. Yisrayl Hawkins has kept up his preaching about how Christians are leaving the churches. This week was no different same propaganda about how the churches are losing members because as he says, “they are tired of the lies.” However, he fails to mention that these members aren’t losing their religion, but instead are moving in other religious directions! And he also fails to mention that in his church, members are also leaving, but worse some are committing suicide! Now TheManBehindTheName asks Yisrayl Hawkins, “why are your people leaving and killing themselves?”

Our condolences go to his son, Brandon, and the family!

Also Billy Davis (a.k.a. Obadyah Davis Hawkins) left the HOY in April, 2015. He had been a member for over 20 years. He brought his wife and children there back in the 90’s. His reason stated to us, was that he grew tired of the doctrines that didn’t line up with the bible. He also started to put that pieces of the puzzle together! He stated his wife, Faith who died last year, was another catalyst for his decision to leave. Faith had dedicated her whole life, since she joined the HOY with Billy, to being a slave to Yisrayl Hawkins and she was literally worked to death at the cafeteria, working 7 days a week, 12+hours a day! When she had a heart attack last year, she refused to go to the hospital, because of the indoctrination of the HOY, that hospitals are evil and if you go to one, you are not trusting in Yisrayl Hawkins teachings! When she came to the HOY, Yisrayl Hawkins would not let Billy and Faith live together in the same house, he was told he needed to provide her a place and financially provide for her, but they could not be together as husband and wife! They abided by these guidelines set by Yisrayl Hawkins until her death!


In order to counter the factual information on our site, Yisrayl Hawkins loyal officials who promote his propaganda, had to put up a counter claim, information campaign, against what we are reporting here on this site. Of course this is to keep the loyal slaves from questioning, or doubting their god/messiah. He states on his website, that he is accused of being an Al Capone style leader, and denied these facts. Well then we challenge Yisrayl Hawkins to have a real Peace Conference, not one of his phony ones where the only ones in attendance are his congregation. We can have it on his home turf, in Abilene, Texas to examine all the facts, in a public format! We stand by our claim that Yisrayl Hawkins is an Al Capone, mafia styled, religious mafia god, and his organization is corrupt to the core! We believe from the facts gathered from years of research, that Yisrayl Hawkins is the self proclaimed, Godfather of the House of Yahweh in Abilene, Texas. We can be contacted at 402-218-9530, or at the contact link on this website, to set up this much needed meeting at the Abilene Public Library, to clear up your misunderstandings. The general public is invited to attend and be a spectator of the facts that will be presented! So put your money where your mouth is, Yisrayl Hawkins!!! Yisrayl Hawkins, come forward and let’s address what you call rumors and gossip and we call facts and let the testimonies, be the witness of the whole truth! Themanbehindthename is ready, willing, and able to counter your lies with truth and facts! ARE YOU, YISRAYL HAWKINS ready to defend your lies and deceptive propaganda? I doubt it!!!

Chicago News Report Update:

The divorce trial for Guisseppe and Joanviet Burgess was held in Cook County family court today, where Guisseppe Burgess was awarded parental rights to his 3 children concerning their education, medical care, and where they can travel. The decision stated by the court that his wife Joanviet Burgess, a member of the House of Yahweh, in Abilene, Texas is prohibited by court order, from taking the 3 children, ages 3-7 to Texas to attend any activities of The House of Yahweh. The Judge in her decision stated on the record, that: “the House of Yahweh is not a place for spiritual enlightenment, but is a CULT!” She based her decision by weighing the information, and testimony, provided by both sides.

It was determined by the Cook County Court Judge that it would be dangerous for the children to attend the House of Yahweh, which it determined to be a CULT. Testimony revealed that the House of Yahweh has several male, Texas registered sex offenders, (James Fuller and Gary Don Risenhoover were two names entered into the court records) that attend church services and who are actively involved with young children at the compound. Another cult member, Tony Daniel Demetro who has been an active member since the 1970’s, was also mentioned as a sexual predator, who has molested young girls at the religious organization, but it was not known if he is on the sex offender registry. It was stated that he possibly has outstanding warrants in California.

Under intense questioning by attorneys, Joanviet’s testimony was incomplete, uncertain, and shaky in answering direct questions about particular aspects of the cult. Those who witnessed the trial stated that,” she gave false testimony concerning several known facts about the House of Yahweh!” One particular lie was that she didn’t know that Yedidiyah Hawkins was convicted for child molestation! Another lie was that she didn’t know the name of Yisrayl Hawkins wife! Joanviet stated to the court that in 10 years of attending services she
had only spoke to the Pastor once in person, which seemed very strange to those in attendance. After all, how many people attend church and never speak to their Pastor in 10 years, nor know the name of their Pastor’s wife? Testimony revealed a Pastor who has established himself as a God among his congregational members! His lack of fellowship among the congregation and his ability to keep distance from most of the members, who only can see him upon a set appointment, if he is willing to see them, shows the abnormal behavior of this cult leader!

Testimony revealed a religious, mafia styled organization, a bizarre religious mind control cult, that is highly secretive, overtly manipulative, and where members daily decisions are, controlled and directed, by their leader, Yisrayl Hawkins in every aspect of their daily lives.

She repeatedly emphasized, that the separation of the men from the women, in order to avoid direct contact between the sexes, and the strict Islamic dress code designated for the women, was to stop all the lustful men in the organization, from sexually sinning with other men’s wives and daughters!

When Joanviet was sworn in for her testimony, she corrected the courts officer, by
stating that she was swearing to tell the TRUTH, through the name of Yahweh, and not God. I guess
can conclude from the Judges decision, that Yahweh allowed the court decision concerning ALL testimony, to favor the TRUTH, which was not on Joanviet’s lips today! The scripture is clear; “liars will have no part in the Kingdom.”


Malik Obama, who has ties to Hamas, a violent group that preaches the destruction of the State of Israel, is also connected to Yisrayl Hawkins and the House of Yahweh, a violent religious group that preaches the destruction of the Catholic Church! What is interesting is that Yisrayl Hawkins is promoting the rebuilding of the Temple, on the Temple Mount in Israel, while Malik Obama is promoting the destruction of the State of Israel!

Neither Malik Obama, or Yisrayl Hawkins, are Jewish, but are attempting to make a name for themselves by building a partnership! What for? What is the true agenda? They use the shell organization PSCEP to have meetings, but what is the truth behind their partnership?


Kahan (Elder) Tsephanyah Hawkins, a.k.a. Russell Owens, finally cracked under pressure and reveals the true teachings of the Peaceful Solution Character Education Incorporated and House of Yahweh doctrine! He has been a high ranking Elder since 2008 and now his years of following the teachings of Yisrayl Hawkins, are being revealed by his recent actions of threatened violence against the legal  authorities. Yisrayl Hawkins teachings of violence and hatred against government, the Catholic church, and anyone not associated with their religious cult, is coming forth by his top Elder’s recent emails to a Dallas Law Firm and by threatening the life of a District Judge. Of course I’m sure we’ll find that the HOY will come up with a lie to say that he is not a standing member anymore, in order to distance the organization from the Elder! Stay tuned for further details!


This week the Sabbath sermons was another propaganda event. Yisrayl Hawkins many children, brought sermons as well as Deacon David Knighten, who always has some good propaganda to keep the people in tune with, Yisrayl Hawkins worship! His sermon was more emphasis on numbers, particularly the number 3. He said that Yisrayl Hawkins face seen on a wall,  at their bakery, was seen three nights in a row. He compared this to the Messiah being in the grave for 3 days/nights! He then stated that the “time is short” and their “redemption is near!” We have heard this teaching for the last 20+ years. Of course they aren’t given any particular dates for the end, I think they have been wrong so many times, that they finally have stopped putting their foot in their mouth, and just generalize the end as, “any day now!”

Then Kahan Conanyah Hawkins, a.k.a. Caton Alexander, preached more propaganda to the masses, of how the end of the world is near! If the Priests of Yisrayl Hawkins can keep the people always hoping the end of the world is near, they can keep them under their mind control! It’s a shame they don’t read the law, nor follow them, which states,

Deuteronomy 18:21-22 “And if you say in your heart, ‘How shall we know the word which Yahweh
has not spoken?’ When a prophet speaks in the name of Yahweh,
if the thing does not happen or come to pass, that is the thing which Yahweh has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously; you
shall not be afraid of him

Deuteronomy 13:1-4 “If there arises among you a prophet or a dreamer of dreams, and he
gives you a sign or a wonder,  and the sign or the wonder comes to
pass, of which he spoke to you, saying, ‘Let us go after other gods’ —
which you have not known — ‘and let us serve them,’ you shall not
listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams, for Yahweh your Elohim is testing you to know whether you love Yahweh your Elohim
with all your heart and with all your soul. You shall walk after Yahweh your Elohim and fear Him, and keep His commandments and obey His
voice; you shall serve Him and hold fast to Him.”

Then Deacon Tsephanyah Rotalsky a.k.a. Stephen Rotalsky, husband of Katherina Rotalsky, spoke about his interpretation of the Nebula and the signs that were given to him by Yahweh to interpret. He showed a picture of a Nebula, where he said revealed to him, to the people, Yisrayl and Jacob Hawkins face in the Nebula. He then interpreted the Nebula and said that there was a shared eye, and how this eye meant that these two men, shared the same teachings. They had an open book on their foreheads which meant they shared the same knowledge! On the other side of the book was a motherly figure, wearing glasses, meaning she can see and see clearly, her right arm touches both men, her hand has hold of his nose, which means she is leading him around by the nose. This was Yisrayl and Jacobs mother, or the HOY! There was a whirlwind, going up, going to Yisrayl’s heart, it is coming from the source of all knowledge. 

Then for the finale was Kahan Benjamin Crouse, the closing act in this religious, numerological, circus! He started out with a poster “we don’t have much time!” He stated it has 19 characters! According to him this is vital, life saving information. He said the number 19, was 10+9, the number of divine order, using a book by E.W. Bullinger. Meaning 19 is the plan of Yahweh! He then quoted a few scriptures to build his case for the number 19. He had an book page titled, “the Peaceful Solution,” showing these characters equal-19!

He did say “this would be the biggest con game ever done!” The only truth he has ever said to the people, in the HOY!


This week the Sabbath sermons were brought to the congregation by many young women, some of YH wives/concubines, his daughters, and the older respected women, called Head Judges. For the 1st time in its church history, the HOY allowed women to teach the men at Sabbath services, contrary to scriptural teachings as found in:
I Corinthians 14:33-35For Yahweh is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints. Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law. And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.”

The teachings today was a mixture of numerology and moon/star worship, all pointing the congregation to the exclusive worship of Yisrayl Hawkins. This is being accomplished through the method of astrological teachings! Never in my 25 years of HOY research, have I seen such blatant man/god worship! They keep repeating that Yisrayl Hawkins face is being seen in the moon??? Even Christians would find this repulsive or laughable! The congregation of the HOY is under a severe delusional cult teaching that there is no life without Yisrayl Hawkins!

One teaching emphasized today, by one of the young women preachers, was that without Yisrayl Hawkins, there is no life! Are they preparing the congregation to die? It would not surprise me and others who follow this cults teachings, that when Yisrayl Hawkins dies, many may commit suicide!
The teachings that are being presented by the HOY teachers, have underlying, overtones of suicide and death! I hope that this is not true, but every religious cult in the past 50 years, who has exalted their leader as God on earth, has performed similar suicidal actions! What is appalling is that young children are being brainwashed by these teachings! By using religious teachings, to train children to worship an old man, as God on earth, in fleshly form, and that there is no life without him, to me, can only be considered spiritual child abuse!


At Sabbath services, in their continuing worship of Yisrayl Hawkins, pictures were superimposed on the moon, to show Yisrayl Hawkins face on the MOON! This cultic, brain washed moon teaching was taught across the pulpit by Yisrayl Hawkins sons, ages between 10-14 years old, whose minds have been molded into the complete worship of their father, Yisrayl Hawkins. Deuteronomy 18:10-13 “There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his
daughter pass through the fire, one who uses divination, one who
practices witchcraft, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto Yahweh: and because of these abominations Yahweh, your Elohim, does drive them out from before you!” Yisrayl Hawkins has passed his sons through the fire, (which is his teachings) and they use witchcraft, and interpret omens, through their sorcery, by interpreting signs in the heavenly bodies, which they say their father, Yisrayl Hawkins face, can be seen in these heavenly bodies! Today at their church services, they showed pictures (their deceptive version) of Yisrayl Hawkins face and other signs in the moon, sun, the nebula, and in the clouds here on Earth! They also had their used car salesman, turned preacher, David Knighten, give a passionate sermon and revealed pictures on his cell phone of the number 3 in the clouds, and how the members should look at it as another sign from Yahweh, showing their god, Yisrayl Hawkins to be sent from Him!

For those of you who are reading this news, I promise, “I’m not making this stuff up!”

Yes, they are still looking to the heavens for signs, in complete disregard to the Law of Yahweh that is written in Deuteronomy 30:12 “It is not in heaven, that you should say, Who will ascend to heaven for us and bring it to us, that we may hear it and do it?” This pagan practice of seeing/interpreting signs in the heavens, has its origins dating back thousands of years and the House of Yahweh in Clyde, Texas, under Yisrayl Hawkins leadership, has revived this ancient pagan practice by revealing their man/god in the moon, stars, sun and in the clouds! The prophet Isaiah warns these false prophets and gives them Yahweh’s judgment!

Isaiah 44:24,25 “This is what Yahweh says– your Redeemer, who formed you in the womb:
I am Yahweh, the Maker of all things, who stretches out the heavens,
who spreads out the earth by myself, who foils the signs of false prophets and makes fools of diviners, who
overthrows the learning of the wise and turns it into nonsense…

Here is what John Gill, a widely respected bible scholar/commentator, has to say about Isaiah 44:25.

Gill’s Exposition of the Entire Bible

frustrateth the tokens of the liars,…. Struck dumb the oracles of the
Heathens, disappointed their lying priests, and made void all the signs
and tokens they gave the people
, that such and such things would come
to pass, which did not, and which proved them to be liars:

maketh diviners mad; soothsayers, astrologers, and such sort of
persons, who pretended to foretell future events; but these not
answering to their predictions, they became mad, because their credit
was ruined, and they lost their reward:

turneth wise men backward, and maketh their knowledge foolishness; the
wise philosophers among the Gentiles, and their schemes of philosophy,
which were confounded and destroyed, and proved foolish, through the
ministration of the Gospel, 1 Corinthians 1:20.

The lying Priests of Yisrayl “Buffalo Baal” Hawkins are being revealed to the world on this website!


We contacted Alderman Brad Moore of Benton, Arkansas to find out why they passed an ordinance in 2009, to disassociate themselves from Yisrayl Hawkins, Benjamin Crouse founder of The Character Connection, and David Knighten a representative of The Peaceful Solution Character Education Program. Deacon David Knighten presented the program to the City of Benton, without providing much detail of it’s background. Alderman Moore investigated to find out who Yisrayl Hawkins and Benjamin Crouse were, and after examining the information, he saw through the con game of Yisrayl Hawkins! On May 18, 2009 the City of Benton, Arkansas cut all ties with Yisrayl Hawkins and his deceptive representatives, by passing a city ordinance directing David Knighten, the PSCEP, Benjamin Crouse, and Yisrayl Hawkins, to not use the City of Benton in any connection with their character education program!
Alderman Moore said that after this ordinance was passed, David Knighten attempted to to slander, Alderman Moore, and other city officials. In his anger, he recorded a slanderous video attempting to make the Alderman and other officials look bad. He then had the video distributed and played on the local Benton cable access t.v. station. This is David Knighten’s way to practice what he calls “peace.” Of course Alderman Moore had the video removed! Should any wish to check out this story, Mr. Moore can be reached at the City of Benton, Arkansas where he still serves as an Alderman. Here is a link to the article about the ordinance they passed.

I think this information reflects on the true character of the PSCEP leading directors, Yisrayl Hawkins, and his representatives. The whole program is nothing more than a front, to bring more members into the House of Yahweh, using secular programming to get their attention. The program claims to be non-religious, but this is the lie behind the program. If you go to the link on this site about the Peaceful Solution, you will find the truth behind the origins of this program! Alderman Moore, and the City of Benton, Arkansas realized the lies, through a little investigation of their own, and cut ties with this deceptive program and its representatives! So Yisrayl Hawkins, why doesn’t your peaceful solution work in Benton, Arkansas? You state it will prevent and stop any conflict? I guess it didn’t work for the good people of Arkansas, who are more intelligent than you give them credit, and saw through your deception!