Joseph Weißenberg - the founder of the Johannische Church
Who was he?
Joseph Weißenberg (picture, 1855-1941) was the son of Silesian working class parents. He was a bricklayer by profession. At an early age he sensed God´s will that he devote his life to his fellow-men. He reintroduced the early Christian practice of healing by laying on of hands and made people well in body, soul and mind. The Johannische Christians see him as the Comforter und Spirit of Truth, as prophesied by Jesus Christ.
How is the Johannische Church administered now?
The first head of the church was Joseph Weißenberg. In 1932 he called his daughter, Frieda Müller, to be his successor. She, in turn, appointed her daughter, Josephine Müller, to be the next head of the Church.