Pastor Tiffanie Irwin is serving twelve years in prison for her role in supervising a “counseling session” that turned deadly for Lucas Leonard, 19. The Word of Life Christian Church that she oversaw was in Chadwicks, NY, outside of Utica. The story is told in author Susan Ashline’s book Without a Prayer.
This sound clip is of Pastor Tiffanie “counseling” a different member of the church/cult.
In this audio clip, Word of Life cult loyalist Linda Morey is participating in a “counseling session” of a member of the church/cult. She was sentenced to five years in prison for her role in the beating death of Lucas Leonard. This clip includes two soundbites from the same counseling session, edited back-to-back.
Jerry Irwin founded of Word of Life cult in mid-1980. He died before his daughter led a counseling session that ended teenager Lucas Leonard’s life in 2015. Jerry repeatedly reinforced to followers that God showed him what they were thinking and doing behind his back, as you’ll hear in this audio clip from one of his “sermons” from 1996.