Former FLDS Church Service


Sam Allred leads the congragation in a hymn during a church service of ex-FLDS members Sunday, February 17, 2013 in Hildale. Left to right on stage are William E. Jessop, Garth Warner, Allred, Dan Timpson and Royce Jessop Photographs from a church service held by former followers of Warren Jeffs’ FLDS church. These people, led by William E. Jessop, were kind enough to welcome us in to document their group. To my knowledge, this is the first time a religious service has been photographed by an outsider in Short Creek. I say that not to brag, but to point out the lengths that these people had gone to in letting me in. Thank you for your openness. Portraits of former church leaders Parley Harker, Leroy Johnson and Fred Jessop hang on the wall at a church service of ex-FLDS members Sunday, February 17, 2013 in Hildale. church service of ex-FLDS members Sunday, February 17, 2013 in Hildale A young girl sings the hymn, We Thank Thee, Oh God, for a Prophet during a church service of ex-FLDS members Sunday, February 17, 2013 in Hildale Royce Jessop says the closing prayer at a church service of ex-FLDS members Sunday, February 17, 2013 in Hildale

.|.
March 26, 2013
tags:
  • photojournalism