Watchman Fellowship



Watchman Fellowship is an independent Christian research and apologetics ministry focusing on new religious movements, cults, the occult and the New Age.


We serve the Christian and secular community as a resource for education, counseling, and non-coercive intervention and evangelism training.
As Christians, we believe that “we are our brother’s keeper.” Like the watchman on the wall (Ezekiel 3:17), we have the responsibility to sound a warning against the deception and destructive spiritual abuse practiced by counterfeit groups. In sounding such warning Watchman Fellowship also has a principled commitment to accuracy.

SINCE 1979

Our mission is to fill a crucial need in the Church as a Christian counter-cult* and watchdog ministry. We have three primary goals: to educate the community, to equip the church, and to evangelize the cults.


The ministry was founded by David Henke in Columbus, Georgia in 1979. He remains Chairman of the Board and manages the Georgia office. Watchman Fellowship’s home office is in Texas and we also have an office in Pennsylvania.


Often confused with the Watchtower Society title used by the Jehovah’s Witnesses, we are in no way affiliated with them. Our name is taken from the Old Testament book of the Bible, Ezekiel.

“Now as for you, son of man, I have appointed you a watchman for the house of Israel; so you will hear a message from My mouth, and give them warning from Me.” (Ezekiel 33:7)

Questions about Jehovah's Witnesses

Jehovah's Witnesses

  • Is the Jehovah’s Witnesses’ translation of the Bible accurate and unbiased?
  • Are its predictions for the future unfailing?
  • Is it true that the Society is closed to occult influences?
  • Is the scholarship of its literature trustworthy?
  • Is the Society’s teaching on salvation biblical?
Questions about Latter-day Saints / Mormonism

Latter-day Saints / Mormonism

  • How did Mormonism originate? Who was Joseph Smith?
  • Is it a Christian religion? What does it teach about God?
  • What is the Mormon doctrine regarding salvation? Life after death?
  • Who do they believe Jesus Christ was…is?
  • What is the Book of Mormon? The Pearl of Great Price? Doctrine and Covenants?
Questions about spiritual abuse

Spiritual Abuse

  • Shaming
  • Focus on performance
  • Manipulation
  • Idolatry
  • Preoccupation with fault and blame
  • Obscured reality
  • Unbalanced Interralatedness
Questions about Prophecy


Concerning prophecy and religious deception, the Bible warns: “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world” (1 John 4:1).
  • Open-dated
  • Self-fulfilling
  • Conditional
  • Close-dated & Unconditional

Recent Posts & Articles

Questioning the Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon is the central pillar of Mormon claims to being the ‘restored gospel’ and the ‘one true church’. If the Book of Mormon is discredited then Mormonism and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is also discredited.

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Ezekiel 37:15-17 and The Two Sticks

“The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying, “Moreover, thou son of man, take thee one stick, and  write upon it, For Judah, and for the children of Israel his companions then take another stick, and write upon it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim, and for all...

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