The twelve Tribes is a messianic and self-governing religious community.  The community was founded by Elbert Eugene Spriggs, a former school counselor, during the Jesus Movement of the early 1970’ in Chattanooga, TN.  The Twelve Tribes community is one of the few movements from that time to still surviving.

The community requires its members to give up their all possession upon joining and follow the Bible word to word.  They renounce individualism, serve Yahshua (Jesus Christ) and prepare his return and the end of the world.  Members believe that they are disciples of Yahshua, different from Christians, and re-creating the Twelve Tribes of Israel.  One of the prophecies in the book of Revelation says Yahshua will not return until the Twelve Tribes reform and produce 144.000 pure and Virginal young male to send out and warn the populace about His impending return.  So life of current days Twelve Tribes is a foundation stage.  Members are about preparing for the future-preparing devout and obedient children to have children who will have children, who will have children and who will produce the virgin men.

While working on the project, I frequented to the Twelve Tribes Boston community.  I thank the community for all their hospitality.