E. Bernard Jordan

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E. Bernard Jordan
Nationality United States
Occupation Pastor
Organization Zoe Ministries (founder)
Notable work(s) See Published works
Movement Prosperity ministry
Opponent(s) Forgotton Word Ministries,
Preachers Investigation Bureau,
Apprising Ministries

Elijah Bernard Jordon, better known as E. Bernard Jordan, is a "Prosperity Preacher", founder of Zoe Ministries and author.

Jordan grew up in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant area and believed he received his calling through a dream when he was 15 years of age. When he was 23 years of age he founded the Zoe Ministries in New York City. Jordan studied at the Tabernacle Bible Institute in Brooklyn and the Manhattan Bible Institute. At Friends International Christian University, Jordan received a Ph.D.,[1] which is an unaccredited mail order and online university. He also briefly attended Kepler College pursuing a degree in astrology.

The first edition of Jordan's The Laws of Thinking made the New York Times Best Seller List in 2007.[2]

Prosperity ministry[edit]

Initially Zoe Ministry services were conducted in a member's home, then in several New York City hotels before they were held in a theatre. His "Power of Prophecy" television show aired from 1991 to about 1997, when it became too expensive to maintain. His ministry is based upon the premise that if one sows money, such as contributions to his ministry, they will reap prosperity for themselves.[1] In his book God is Not a Christian, Nor a Jew, Muslim, Hindu..., Carlton Pearson references Jordan's discussion of the inner spiritual divine as the essence of who we are, rather than our physical body as Jordan described in his book The Laws of Thinking.[3]

Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley honored Jordan, founder of Zoe Ministries, for his ministerial work in 2007. Jordan was formerly the spiritual mentor to Reverend Run of MTV's "Run's House",[4] having named him "Protege of the Year Award" in 2004. The same day, symbolic of his "Prosperity Ministry", there was a "Rolls Royce parade outside the Plaza Hotel in New York City, " featuring Jordan's Phantom Rolls Royce.[5] The new $325,000 Phantom had been a gift from Reverend Run as a "thank you" for his mentoring support.[6]

Al Sharpton is numbered as one of his friends and he has celebrity mentees, such as Joseph Simmons of Run-D.M.C., now know as Reverend Run. Although he lives a life of luxury, he is sometimes dressed in a black, hooded robe, such as at Zoe Ministries retreats in Woodbourne, Sullivan County in the New York Catskills.[1]

Family[edit]

Jordan lived with his wife Debra and five children in a gated community, Tuxedo Park in Orange County, New York.[1] Jordan now resides in a 26,000 square foot mansion in Saddle River, New Jersey. Jordan was connected with Reverend Frederick J. Eikerenkoetter II ("Reverend Ike"), a radio and television preacher who preached prosperity and "positive self-image psychology", who died in 2009.[7]

Opponents[edit]

Opponents of Jordan's work question this being labeled a "prophet" and question the monetary pledges for spiritual enlightenment.[8][9][10] Many have labeled Jordan as a charlatan, a false prophet and one who preys upon the gullible and unlearned. His strategies are completely aimed at gaining financial new donors and building his email list to have more potential contributors. Though he denies being an astrologer, he has been cited supporting the use of astrology within his ministry and has justified it as a spiritual tool.[11]

Published works[edit]

This is a partial list of Jordan's published works:[12][13]

  • 1973 - 10 Things Americans Wish They Had Known and 7 Things They Have to Know[14]
  • 1992 - The Power of Money"[15]
  • 1994 - Spiritual Protocol[16]
  • 1995 - Keys to Liberation[17]
  • 1995 - The Power of the Dime[18]
  • 1995 - What Every Woman Should Know About Men[19]
  • 1995 - Written Judgements Volumes 1-4. Zoe Ministries, Inc.[20]
  • 1996 - The Achiever's Guide to Success[21]
  • 1996 - His Color Was Black: A Race Attack[22]
  • 1996 - The Spirit Of Liberation[23]
  • 2005 - "Cosmic Universe: The Universal Keys to Wealth"[24]
  • 2008 - The Laws of Thinking: 20 Secrets to Using the Divine Power of Your Mind to Manifest Prosperity. is a book that explains 20 Laws that govern God's operation on this earthly plane.[25] Spanish version.[26] French version.[27]
  • 2008 - The Business of Getting Rich (12 Secrets to Unveiling the Spiritual Side of Wealth In You).[28]
  • 2009 - Beyond the Laws of Thinking[29]
  • 2011 - The Laws of Prosperity[30]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d McKenna, Chris. (September 14, 2003). "The Prophet of Profit shows the seeds of wealth." Times Herald-Record.
  2. ^ New York Times Best Seller List. The New York Times. March 18, 2007. Retrieved December 27, 2011.
  3. ^ Pearson, Carlton. (2010). God is Not a Christian, Nor a Jew, Muslim, Hindu... New York: Atria Books, Simon and Schuster. ISBN 978-1-4165-8443-8.
  4. ^ "Bishop Jordon honored in Chicago." Jet. April 23, 2007. Retrieved December 26, 2011.
  5. ^ "Rev. Ike and Rev. Run honored." Jet. July 12, 2004. Retrieved December 26, 2011.
  6. ^ "Thank you." Jet. May 10, 2004. Retrieved December 26, 2011.
  7. ^ "Reverend Ike, Preacher of Material Prosperity, Dies at 74." Huffington Post. July 30, 2009. Retrieved December 26, 2011.
  8. ^ Bishop Bernard Jordan, False Prophet Forgotten Word Ministries. Retrieved December 26, 2011.
  9. ^ Bishop E. Bernard Jordan And The New Psychic Friends Network. New York Bureau, Preachers Investigation Bureau. Posted January 14, 2011. Retrieved December 26, 2011.
  10. ^ E. Bernard Jordan, Master False Prophet. Apprising Ministries. Posted June 25, 2010. Retrieved December 26, 2011.
  11. ^ The Dunamis Word Prophe-lying for profits
  12. ^ Open Library: E. Bernard Jordan works. Retrieved December 26, 2011.
  13. ^ World Cat: E. Bernard Jordan works. Retrieved December 26, 2011.
  14. ^ iBookDB: Jordan, E. Bernard. (1973). 10 Things Americans Wish They Had Known and 7 Things They Have to Know Foghorn Publishers. ISBN 1-934466-22-0.
  15. ^ Open Library: Jordan, E. Bernard. (1992). The Power of Money" Zoe Ministries. ISBN 1-881787-01-X.
  16. ^ Jordan, E. Bernard. (1994). Spiritual Protocol Zoey Publishing; 4th edition. ASIN: B000B9W9EA.
  17. ^ Jordan, E. Bernard. (1995). Keys to Liberation Zoe Ministries ASIN: B000X2A48I.
  18. ^ Jordan, E. Bernard. (1995). The Power of the Dime Zoe Ministries. ASIN: B000BANGNW.
  19. ^ Jordan, E. Bernard. (1995). What Every Woman Should Know About Men Zoe Ministries Publisher. ASIN: B0012KW6WM.
  20. ^ Jordan, E. Bernard; Jordan, Debra. (1995). Zoe Minisitries. Multiple ISBNs.
  21. ^ Jordan, E. Bernard. (1996). The Achiever's Guide to Success Zoey Publishing; 2nd edition. ISBN 0-939241-10-2.
  22. ^ World Cat: Jordan, E. Bernard. (1996). His Color Was Black: A Race Attack New York: Zoe Ministries Publisher. OCLC 45705546.
  23. ^ Jordan, E. Bernard. (1996). The Spirit Of Liberation Zoe Ministries; 2nd Printing edition. ISBN 939241099.
  24. ^ Open Library: Jordan, E. Bernard. (2005) "Cosmic Universe: The Universal Keys to Wealth" AuthorHouse. ISBN 1-4208-6080-1.
  25. ^ Open Library: Jordan, E. Bernard. (2008) [2007]. The Laws of Thinking: 20 Secrets to Using the Divine Power of Your Mind to Manifest Prosperity. Second edition. Hay House. ISBN 1-4019-1799-2.
  26. ^ World cat: E. Bernard Jordan. Translator Graciela Frisbie. (2011). Las leyes del pensamiento : 20 secretos para utilizar el Poder Divino de tu mente para alcanzar la prosperidad. México D.F. : Grupo Editorial Tomo S.A. de C.V. ISBN 6074152624.
  27. ^ World Cat: E. Bernard Jordan; translation Nadine Lachance. (2008). Les lois de la pensée : 20 secrets pour trouver la prospérité en utilisant le pouvoir divin de votre pensée Varennes, Québec : AdA. ISBN 2-89565-701-7.
  28. ^ Jordan, E. Bernard. (2008) The Business of Getting Rich (12 Secrets to Unveiling the Spiritual Side of Wealth In You) ISBN 1-934466-04-2.
  29. ^ Jordan, E. Bernard. (2009) Beyond the Laws of Thinking Foghorn Publishers. ISBN 1-934466-19-0.
  30. ^ Open Library: Jordan, E. Bernard. (2011). The Laws of Prosperity. Hillsboro, NY: Atria Books. ISBN 978-1-58270-316-9.

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