New IDMR International Treasurer
Due to the recent retirement of Dr. Marion Farley from the Office of Treasurer of the Institute of Divine Metaphysical Research, the International Board of Trustees recently held an election to select a new Treasurer. Dr. Farley stated that it has been an honor to serve as International Treasurer for 36 years. He will retain his position as Trustee. The results of the election were announced at the July meeting of the International Board of Trustees held on Saturday, July 24, 2021. Dr. Joseph Lafergola was elected as the new International Treasurer of the Institute of Divine Metaphysical Research. The Board wholeheartedly welcomed Dr. Lafergola to his new position and thanked Dr. Farley for his years of service.
IDMR BRANCH SCHEDULE CHANGES DUE to COVID-19 and Visitation Restrictions
Prior to making plans to visit ANY IDMR Branch School, please check the Branch Schedule Updates at the bottom of the News Page to ensure that class is being held and to ensure there are no visitation restrictions. Also, please contact the branch directly in advance to make them aware of your plans to visit, to verify the current class schedule and to obtain any COVID-19 related protocols. Some branches are temporarily closed due to COVID-19 restrictions and many branches are unable to accommodate visitors at this time due to social distancing requirements.
Please do not send personal mail to IDMR PO Boxes, specifically, International Headquarters and the Los Angeles Branch. The Los Angeles Secretary is having to stand in line to sign for personal packages and personal mail. IDMR PO Boxes should only be used for branch school business.
MP3/MP4 PROGRAM UPDATE FROM THE INTERNATIONAL DEAN
In accordance with the request of the International Dean, all active members in good standing prior to COVID-19 should remain on the MP3/MP4 distribution list in their branch school until September 30, 2021. The previous cutoff date of July 1st is being extended until September 30, 2021. Members who were active prior to COVID-19 should not be removed from the list.
IDMR BRANCHES NOT PARTICIPATING IN THE MP3/MP4 PROGRAM
It is the desire of the International Dean that all IDMR members have access to the MP3's and MP4's. If you are a member in active status attending a branch that has opted out of the MP3/MP4 Program and you would like to receive the lectures, please contact Dr. Patricia Nelson via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do not have access to email, please contact her by phone at 951-236-6160. You may also contact Dr. Alysia Bradford at email@example.com. Thank You.
CHARTS NEEDED FOR IDMR LAWTON BRANCH
The IDMR Lawton Oklahoma Branch needs a digital Ages & Dispensation Chart and a Carnal Ordinance Chart. If your branch school has one that is no longer needed, please contact the IDMR Lawton Oklahoma Branch. The Lawton Branch will pay shipping costs. Thank you.
TROPICAL STORM ELSA
Information available to International Headquarters as of July 8 indicates that IDMR members in the path of Tropical Storm Elsa are doing fine at this time.
IDMR INTERNATIONAL BEREAVEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT
Dr. Oliver Gill, Trustee, Ohio State Dean and Dean of the IDMR Springfield Ohio Branch, passed away on Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Dr. Oliver E. Gill Obituary - Visitation & Funeral Information: https://www.kinleymemorialservices.com/obituaries/obituary-listings?obId=21843746.
Dr. Marion Harris, Trustee and retired International Secretary, passed away peacefully at home with family without pain at about 5:00 p.m. Friday, July 9, 2021. Dr. Marion Harris was the beloved wife of Dr. Robert Harris, International Dean and Vice-President. There will be no service. A virtual celebration of life will follow along with notification of that event. Additional information will be provided via www.idmr.net and IWBA News pages. The family requests no telephone calls at this time. Cards and condolences may be sent to Dr. Leah Wilmore, 3405 W. 21st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90018.
Dr. Clement Poullard, longtime member of the IDMR Los Angeles Branch, passed away Monday, July 26, 2021, due to an illness not related to Covid-19. Additional information will be forthcoming. Cards and condolences may be sent to his wife, Dr. Carla Poullard, 1202 W. 14th Street, Apt. 2W, San Pedro, CA 90731.
Dr. Billy D. Cockerhem, a longtime member of the IDMR Shreveport Branch passed away on Saturday, July 10, 2021, due to non-Covid complications. Dr. Cockerhem was the husband of Dr. Rose Mary Cockerhem. A Memorial Service for Dr. Billy D. Cockerhem will be held on Saturday, July 24, 2021, at 11:00AM at John H. Wilson Chapel, 3038 Hollywood Ave., Shreveport, LA 71108 (across the street from Zion Baptist Church). There will be no viewing. Cards and condolences may be sent to Dr. Rose Mary Cockerhem, 1149 Fenwick Drive, Shreveport, LA 71107.
Dr. Rosie Taylor, a longtime member of the IDMR Shreveport Louisiana branch passed away due to non-Covid complications. She was the mother of Dr. Kathy Brooks and Dr. Sheri Taylor both of the Shreveport Branch. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the John H. Wilson Chapel in Shreveport. Viewing will be from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, July 16, 2021 at Heavenly Gates Funeral Home. Arrangements made by Heavenly Gates Funeral Home: https://www.heavenlygates.net/. Cards and condolences may be sent to the family, Attention: Kathy Brooks, 6239 Lafleur Drive, Shreveport, LA 71119.
Mr. Troy White of Washington, DC and brother of Dr. Donna Preston of the Northern, VA branch passed Sunday (7/11) morning. No arrangements at this time. Cards and condolences can be sent to Donna and family at: 6415 Symposium Way, Clinton, MD 20735.
Dr. Karen Williams, a longtime member of the Little Rock Arkansas branch passed away Monday, June 28, 2021. She was the mother of Drs. Faith Fowler and Myah Genung both of the Los Angeles Branch. The family will host a memorial service on Friday, July 2, 2021 at 1:00 PM at the Watson Northcrest Funeral Home located at 1607 N. Cypress Street, North Little Rock, AR 72117. The contact person is Dr. Faith Fowler at (501) 681-7573. Expressions of condolences may be sent to: Dr. Myah Genung, 1600 Vine Street, #706, Los Angeles, CA 90028.
Dr. Sandra Nikulich, a longtime member of the IDMR Elmira, NY Branch, passed away at home on Sunday, June 20, 2021. Condolences may be sent to her husband Dr. Steve Nikulich and her family at 81 Beckwith Road, Pine City, NY 14871. You can view her obituary at: https://www.olthof.com/obituaries/Sandra-Nikulich/#!/Obituary.
On Monday, June 14, 2021, Dr. George Lucas, member of the IDMR Los Angeles Branch was notified that his son, Mr. Larell Lucas, had passed away. There will be no service. Cards and condolences may be sent to Dr. George Lucas, 4856 Via Colina, Los Angeles, CA 90042.
Dr. Cleveland Douglas of the IDMR Savannah Georgia Branch and husband of Dr. Marion Douglas, took off the flesh Monday, May 31st due to complications not related to Covid.
Dr. Marie Farley, longtime member of IDMR, passed away on Sunday, May 9, 2021. She is currently a member of the IDMR Banning Branch and was formerly a member of the IDMR St. Louis Branch and the IDMR Los Angeles Branch. There will be no service.
Mrs. Ruth McLiechey, the mother of Dr. Benjamin McLiechey, Jr., Superintendent of the IDMR Grand Rapids Michigan Branch, passed away on Saturday, May 8, 2021. Mr. Benjamin McLiechey, Sr., his father, passed away on January 29, 2021. A joint celebration of life service for Mrs. Ruth McLiechey and Mr. Benjamin McLiechey, Sr., will be held on Friday, May 21, 2021 at 11:00 AM, at the Veteran's facility located at 3300 Monroe N.W., Grand Rapids, MI 49503. Condolences can be sent to: Benjamin and Trinh McLiechey Family, 940 76th St. S.E., Byron Center, MI 49315.
Dr. Clifton (Cliff) Barrett, longtime member of the IDMR Stone Mountain, GA branch and currently a member of the IDMR Raleigh, NC branch, passed away on Thursday, May 6, 2021. Services for Dr. Barrett will be held on Wednesday, May 12 at Cherie Maye Blossom Event Center, 3511 N. Memorial Drive, Greenville, NC. Condolences may be sent to Dr. Billy Barrett, 97 Lancaster Drive, Greenville, NC 27834.
The Shreveport Branch extends their sincere condolences to Dr. Sarah Williams and Dr. Reuben Williams on the passing of their Mother, Dr. Darleen Williams, a longtime member of the Shreveport Branch. After a lengthy battle with ovarian cancer, Dr. Williams passed away in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her family. Calls are accepted at this time. The family contact person is Dr. Sarah Williams (318) 518-5040. Cards and condolences may be sent to: The Williams Family, 5813 Yarbrough Road, Shreveport, LA 71119. Funeral Services for Dr. Williams will be held on SATURDAY, May 8, 2021 at 11:00AM at the John H. Wilson Chapel, 3038 Hollywood Avenue, Shreveport, LA 71108 (across the street from Zion Baptist Church). Viewing will be from 10AM - 11AM (This will be a closed casket service). Dr. Williams will be lying in state on FRIDAY, May 7th from 12 Noon until Closing at Heavenly Gates Funeral Home, https://www.heavenlygates.net/ 1339 Jewell Street, Shreveport, LA 71101. *Please Note: All COVID restrictions will be enforced. Masks are required. Families should sit together, and attendees should remain as socially distant as space permits. The facility usually holds 500, but due to Covid, 250 is the max so social distancing can be observed.
Mrs. Loren P. Johnson of Washington, DC, and sister of Dr. Tyrone Johnson of the IDMR Northern Virginia branch passed suddenly on Wednesday , May 5, 2021. No arrangements at this time. Expressions of condolence can be sent to the Johnson family at: 12849 Evansport Pl, Woodbridge, VA 22192.
Dr. Latonya Thompson, member of the IDMR Los Angeles Branch, passed away on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. Dr. Thompson was formerly a member of the IDMR St. Louis Branch. There will be no service. Expressions of condolences can be sent to her husband, Dr. Eric Thompson, 10935 Terra Vista Parkway, #159, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730.
Dr. Alex Bailey, formerly a longtime member of the IDMR Los Angeles Branch and currently a member of the IDMR Hayward-Berkeley Branch, passed away on Sunday, April 25, 2021. For many years, Dr. Bailey served as President of the IDMR Hayward Branch and provided assistance to the State Superintendent as a member of the Operations Committee for the California State Officers Board. A private service will be held for immediate family members. Live streaming Celebration of Life for Alex Bailey Service is Friday, June 4, 2021, 11:00 AM PST website: https://www.fouchesfuneralhome.com/. Click on Live Service or Live-Stream, whichever appears on your computer. Alex Bailey’s name should appear, it is the only service on that date and time. Expressions of condolences may be sent to his wife, Dr. Tony Bailey, at 1999 Bancroft Avenue, San Leandro, CA 94577. Dr. Bailey requested, no phone calls please.
Notified on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - Dr. Mary Whitley, a member of the Hayward-Berkeley Branch passed away. There will not be a service. Expressions of condolences may be sent to her daughter, Dr. Careen Whitley, 214 Sheridan Road, Oakland, CA 94618. No flowers or plants please.
Dr. Roosevelt Beatty, longtime member of the IDMR Los Angeles Branch and husband of Dr. Florence Beatty, passed away on Saturday, April 3, 2021, due to an illness not related to Covid-19. Dr. Beatty was formerly a member of the International Board of Trustees. There will be no service. Expressions of condolences may be sent to Dr. Florence Beatty, 1806 W. 132nd Street, Compton, CA 90222. You may contact her at 310-635-3549 or their son, Dr. Scott Beatty, at 310-766-0270.
Dr. Herbert Jones, the first member of the IDMR New Orleans Branch under the Deanship of Dr. Aaron Bryant, passed away Friday, April 2, 2021. Dr. Jones is a longtime member of IDMR and currently a member of the New Orleans Westbank Branch. Dr. Jones dedicated his life to the preaching of the gospel. Dr. Kinley used him in a very special way. He was instrumental in bringing many members of the New Orleans Branch to class. Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, there will be no service. A private burial will be held for immediate family members. Expressions of condolences may be sent to his wife, Dr. Paula Jones, 4018 Elba Street, New Orleans, LA 70125. Dr. Paula Jones may be reached at (504) 905-4564.
Dr. Cary Reynolds member of IDMR New Orleans Westbank Branch, husband of Dr. Nurcelle Reynolds, passed away on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. Services for Dr. Cary Reynolds will be held on Saturday, April 10, 2021, beginning at 9AM, at Gertrude Geddes Willis Funeral Home located at 2128 Jackson Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70113.
Dr. Gloria Haynes passed away on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, mother of Drs. Gilbert and Janet Haynes of the IDMR New Orleans Westbank Branch. A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 9, 2021, beginning at 1PM, at Boyd’s Funeral Home located at 5001 Chef Menteur Hwy, New Orleans, LA 70126. Dr. Janet Haynes may be contacted at (504) 408-7132.
Ms. Earnestine Boudy, mother of Dr. Darrell Boudy of IDMR New Orleans Westbank Branch passed away on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. Dr. Boudy can be reached at (504) 920-6022.
Dr. Ashley Charles, daughter of Drs. Dorzal and Fulton Hicks, and granddaughter of Dr. Brenda Thomas, all of the Lafayette, LA Branch, passed away on March 5, 2021. A Celebration of Life service will be held on March 13, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. CST, and will be live streamed at https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Funeral-Service---Cemetery/Melancon-Funeral-Homes-Inc-1833125036717897/. Additional information and virtual guestbook are available at www.melanconfuneralhome.net/obituary/ashley-jovan-cheryl-charles. Condolences may be sent to the family at 128 Country Village Dr., Youngsville, LA 70592.
Dr. Katherine Moore, a longtime member of the IDMR Shreveport Branch, wife of Dr. Wayne Morris, transitioned on Thursday, March 4, 2021, after battling a long illness not related to COVID-19. Expressions of condolences can be sent to her daughter, Dr. Tanesha Johnson, 6214 Nottaway Drive, Shreveport, LA 71119. A Virtual Tribute for Dr. Katherine Moore of the Shreveport, LA Branch will be held starting Saturday, March 20, 2021 through Tuesday, March 23, 2021. You can view the tribute at any time by clicking on the link: https://vimeo.com/523952400/1a2b83c3ed.
BRANCH SCHOOL REPORTS: An important announcement regarding Branch School Reports has been posted on the International News page of the IWBA.
Information from International Headquarters regarding the Coronavirus pandemic has been moved to the IDMR COVID-19 webpage on this site: http://www.idmr.net/Coronavirus/Coronavirus.htm.
International Headquarters has compiled a directory that lists Coronavirus resources for every state that has IDMR Branch Schools. Please click on the following link to view or download the directory: IDMR COVID-19 DIRECTORY.pdf
IDMR Home Bible Study Course
The free Home Bible Study Course has been discontinued and is no longer offered by the Institute of Divine Metaphysical Research.
Please contact your Branch officers or refer to the Intranet Site for a list of IDMR e-mail addresses.
Spiritual Survivor, Lee Rosen recalls fleeing Europe during Holocaust, The Spectator (Hornell, NY), May 25, 2008.
Metaphysics institute marks 30 years in Dallas, Dallas News.Com, The Dallas Morning News (Dallas, TX), May 20, 2005.
Group has its own way of saying God's name, San Antonio Express-News (San Antonio, TX), February 17, 2003.
For IDMR, names critical to identifying God correctly, The Killeen Daily Herald Online (Killeen, TX), March 16, 2002.
Scientific Approach, Institute of Divine Metaphysical Research looks at God in different ways than major religions, Tribune Chronicle (Warren, Ohio), Sunday, December 15, 2002.
Metaphysics group teaches knowledge vs. dogma, The Tennessean (Nashville, TN), July 14, 2001.
Searching for Understanding, The Topeka Capital-Journal (Topeka, KS), June 22, 2001.
Religious 'school' hopes to grow, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Richmond, VA) June 2, 2001.
Institute of Divine Metaphysical Research: What's that? The Shreveport Sun (Shreveport, LA) April 26, 2001.
Institute operates on academic format, Mohave Valley Daily News (Laughlin, NV) January 26 - 27, 2001.
Understanding Yahweh, Muskogee Daily Phoenix and Times Democrat (Muskogee, OK) January 27, 2001.
Institute of Divine Metaphysical Research meets in Conway, Log Cabin Democrat (Conway, AR) January 26, 2001.
IDMR follows the visions of Founder Henry Kinley, Sun Post News (San Clemente, CA) January 5, 2001.
Speakers to discuss the human body, Jewish history, The Star-Gazette (Elmira, NY) October 17, 2000.
If spirit counts, why argue over 'physical rituals', The News Star (Monroe, LA) September 30, 2000.
Institute teaches knowledge, understanding, thus faith, Muskogee Daily Phoenix (Muskogee, OK) August 12, 2000.
Visionary Teaching Offers New Way To View the 'Pattern' of Religion, The Williamsport Sun-Gazette (Willamsport, PA - Wellsboro-Mansfield Branch) July 29, 2000.
Metaphysical Means, The Augusta Chronicle (Augusta, GA), July 22, 2000.
Teaching Creation's Pattern, The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY), June 24, 2000.
Beyond the flesh, Group puts faith in God's name, The News-Star (Monroe, LA), June 24, 2000.
Institute joins religion and science, The Indianapolis Recorder, (Indianapolis, IN) June 9, 2000.
Institute of Divine Metaphysical Research, Community Shopper (Richmond, VA), June 6, 2000.
We must recognize what's inside, The Town Talk (Alexandria, LA), March 4, 2000.
Where We Worship: The Institute of Divine Metaphysical Research, The News & Observer - Faith (Raleigh, NC), February 25, 2000.
Faith and Values Section Spotlight, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Section B2, (Atlanta, GA), February 19, 2000.
Finding the light through study, research - The Institute of Divine Metaphysical Research seeks to find answers to questions about religion. The Daily Messenger (Irondequoit, NY - Rochester Branch) January 16, 2000.
Divine Metaphysics Research seminar this Sunday, Long Beach Press-Telegram (Long Beach, CA), December 22, 1999.
Institute schedules lecture at library. The Log Cabin Democrat of Conway Arkansas. December 17, 1999.
Worship Spotlight - Institute of Divine Metaphysical Research, Press and Sun Bulletin (Binghamton, NY), November 27, 1999.
Spiritual growth is essential for new millennium, The News-Star (Monroe, LA) November 6, 1999.
Group shares its doctrines about God, Science, The Times (Shreveport, LA), October 8, 1999.
Institute questions common beliefs, The Middletown Journal (Middletown, OH), September 25, 1999.
Institute of Divine Metaphysical Research establishes Internet presence, The Evening Tribune (Hornell, NY), September 23, 1999.
The Mystery of the Godhead, Trinity or Unity, The Town Talk (Alexandria, LA), August 7, 1999.
Seeing God's 'pattern' in life, The Tennessean (Nashville, TN), July 29, 1999.
Spiritual group holds convention, The Chronicle of Mt. Juliet (Mt. Juliet, TN), July 21, 1999.
Unconventional Faith, The Montgomery Advertiser (Montgomery, AL), May 1, 1999.
In His Image, The Town Talk (Alexandria, LA), February 13, 1999.
Charting the Way, The Times Record (Ft. Smith, AR), September 26, 1998.
IDMR International Public Relations mailed a CD to every branch of the Institute entitled, "Elohim the Archetype (Original) Pattern of the Universe." IDMR Branch Schools are requested to make a copy of this CD available to their members, either free of charge or at a minimal cost to cover the reproduction expenses of the CD.
As of March 2, 2017 International is now accepting orders for digital charts.
Holy Name Bible Inquiries
Although the Holy Name Bible is one of the biblical resources utilized by the Institute of Divine Metaphysical Research (IDMR), the IDMR neither prints nor publishes the Holy Name Bible, and is in no way affiliated or associated with any organization that prints or publishes it or claims to do.