A Ministry Of Discernment 

The Lord Jesus Christ prophetically warned in Matthew 24  of a time of global deception and degeneration that would occur before His return. Along with today’s explosive rise of geopolitical violence, hatred and global pandemic has come a floodtide of abusive spirituality in the forms of cultism and aberrant churches.

The days Christ foretold are now upon us.

Spiritwatch Ministries is a response to His command to “take heed that no man deceive you.”  Deception can only be countered by discernment. We provide balanced Biblical insight and response to the many forms of deceptive cultism and culture in our fallen world, as well as practical personal assistance from an Evangelical Christian perspective.

We aid those struggling in the shadows of abusive spirituality and extremism that have engulfed them and we’ve helped thousands around the world out of many a human darkness.Where there is life, there is always hope.

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Peruse our expose of this cultism in Cincinnati almost two years in the making

Watch the trailer for the Max docuseries our ministry helped create about the cult that Gwen Shamblin built.


Our Podcast, available on Amazon, Audacy, Boomplay, Spotify And Other Fine Podcast Feeds!

Conferences & Teaching

Since 1993, Spiritwatch Ministries has provided solid, engaging Biblical insight into deceptive cultism and religious abuse via church based education forums ranging from Bible studies to conferences. We are working to make select conference teaching audio and video online through this site and our Vimeo and YouTube channels. Our “Where Are We Going” podcasts and Spiritwatch Unchained blogging are outlets for these Scriptural insights as well.

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Discernment By Research

To enable factually objective perspective on any questionable teaching or movement, we exhaustively pursue first hand research into their truth claims for our no-nonsense articles and counseling based on primary sources we archive .. not rumors and half-truths. Testimonials and painstaking study to expose and verify them are the backbone of sound and legitimate discernment. It’s all free .. available by download on this site and in our blog, Facebook page and video channels.

Counseling & Interventions

We don’t just talk and write about cultic deception. We do something about it. We bring light to the darkness by confidential pastoral counsel, intercessory prayer and non-coercive intervention services for those affected by this social ill. Our passionate commitment to help others stems from our willingness to take heed of deception and bring hope to those struggling to be free of it.

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Ministry Testimonials

  Unsolicited sharing from those we’ve helped tells our story.

brother of cult members

“I just really feel led to write you personally and thank you from the bottom of my heart .. I praise God for leading you to us, and for your willingness to allow Him to work through you! It’s obvious that He has gifted you and that His hand is on you and on your ministry. May He richly bless you for your faithfulness to Him!! I’m sorry that it’s taken me so long to respond to you and to thank you for all your wisdom, guidance and for the suggestions that you’ve given regarding the situation with my sister.”


cult members
Oregon and Tennessee

“Thanks for the reply. There is nothing as precious as someone sharing
experience, strength, hope and encouragement. Thank you for doing God’s work
and making yourself available to me.”

“Thank you for sharing your thoughts and experiences in your posts. I’m not quite sure how to say it…..they have a wisdom mixed with intelligence. I look forward to hearing more of your personal story someday. I know you’ve never been Mormon, but still I’d love to hear it.”


media producer

“Great speaking with you.  Thank you for spending so much time with me .. I am very much interested in learning more about your ministry and the specialized work you do.

I am so far very impressed by your diligence, passion and all that you do to help individuals and families recover.

We would love to profile you on our show, especially in context with a family or an individual in need.”





a believer

“I got a bunch of stuff from you today–thanks. I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your ministry on line. You mentioned that you were not a pastor yet but were hoping to someday.

Well, you are serving me and probably a host of other people without the official title of minister; however, you are truly putting Matthew 10:42 into action in the lives of many weary, unhealthy, and sometimes unwanted sheep of the Master’s fold. Many thanks.”