Note: Since the publishing of this article, Facebook suspendedJim Wright’s personal Facebook Account (restored on Sunday January 8, 2015) and the Crossroad Junction Facebook Page (still down at the time of this note being updated.)
Over the past several years, Jim Wright continues to make noise and accusations against multiple people whom he has never met with whom he has doctrinal religious disagreements. Religious disagreements on the internet are not unusual. What is different about Jim Wright is that he goes one step further and assumes that those who disagree with him religiously are evil people and he makes his attacks personal and builds them into full-blown conspiracies against him. That’s why you’ll typically see his online attacks composed of both elements because that’s how Jim Wright’s mind works in these matters.
This is what he’s done particularly against me and several others. What is different now is that Jim’s own past is no longer a secret that he can pretend hasn’t happened, and his lifelong patterns are no longer a secret to those he attacks.
Most of what Jim Wright accuses me of is easily dispensed with based on past articles written here, but for convenience sake this is a quick summary and refutation of his most recent efforts and false and exaggerated claims.
It’s hard to keep up with everything because Jim is continuously changing his posts from the past and either quietly removing outright lies or attempting to re-spin them to suit whatever accommodation he needs to make to change his story along the way. It hasn’t quite descended to the level of cannibalism and human trafficking but perhaps that is only a matter of time. 😉
Keith W Smith, of Healing Communities claims in several places to have MA degrees in Theology and Psychology from “Berea Bible School” and further to have then joined the faculty of this school.
This is a snippet showing the claim from Keith’s Healing Communities Page. It rambles and has obviously been poorly redacted to remove reference to his prior wife Elaine following his divorce, before he married his current wife Jeanne Elder Smith, who served as his administrative assistant (more about that in a future article.)
Quoted from Keith Smith Bio from “Healing Communities webpage”
“Keith went to a small Pentecostal Church, where they served until 1988, when they moved to Eastbourne on the South Coast, Where alongside their secular work, they helped to plant a church on a new estate. Keith resumed his studies part-time, gaining an M.A. in psychology and theology” …. “A little latter he also joined the faculty of the Berea Bible College, teaching Counseling, Missions and Biblical Archeology part time.”
A few people have contacted me asking for the emails from the UCLA’s Registrar’s Office with regard to the claim of an earned 2002 UCLA PhD in Psychology by Keith W Smith and the promotion of these credentials by James C Wright in his continued efforts to defame multiple people in the Organic Church community at large.
Here’s what you need to know, with links to the longer articles that will give you more information about Jim and Marianne Wright’s complicity with Keith and Jeanne Elder Smith in slandering and attacking multiple people online. Just click on each point and you’ll be taken to the article with documentation where it’s available online.
When Jim Wright addresses his own issues and accepts correction and removes his false public accusations and confesses to his and his wife Marianne’s wrongs, then this site will be removed, but not until.
UCLA Registrar’s Office Confirms no Record of Psychologist Keith W Smith, “PhD”
Keith W Smith claims to have an earned doctorate in Psychology from UCLA issued in 2002. He makes that claim repeatedly in several locations on the internet. This is a screen shot of his About page on Facebookdemonstrating the claim.
Keith Smith PhD Claim Screen Shot 7/8/2014
In addition, Keith W Smith’s own webpage at confirms his birth year as 1955.
This quote is taken directly from his page.
“More about me
I was born in 1955 and lived most of my life in the United Kingdom. I grew up in London, where I gained a scholarship to a leading public school. At 17 I went to Cambridge to study Psychology but I was unable to complete a degree at that time, due to my own personal issues. I completed the degree 2 years later whilst studying at CLC London. I obtained my masters at Berea Bible College in 1988 whilst working as Director of a Counseling Center.” Continue reading →
It’s old news, but Jim Wright continues to use black hat internet techniques to support his lies and deceptions. His most recent post at Crossroad Junction has many suspicious likes. These are some of the accounts that are liking it. Do these look like organic connections to Jim Wright and Crossroad Junction?
It’s a never-ending stream of twisting the truth and half-truths from Jim Wright, but I knew this when I first decided to stand up to his bullying and sociopathic behavior. Now a new list of unsubstantiated attacks comes from him and as the accusations increase in scope he continues to plunge into charges of conspiracy to explain why he’s being rejected and his grandiose claims are being ignored by so many.
Here’s some of the things Jim leaves out to try to convince others of his ridiculous and ever-expanding and morphing charges. Continue reading →
In the past week, Facebook has finally begun to take notice of the activity of the Crossroad Junction Page run by Jim Wright and to which only Jim Wright and his wife are known to post. Two posts have been removed from the Crossroad Junction Facebook Page over the past week for Community Guideline Violations in response to complaints filed under the categories of “Hate Speech” and “Harassment.”
I’ve been writing a lot lately in the area of an unpleasant but necessary task of pointing out a claimed organization in my community that I believe has been doing a grave disservice to the organic church community at large and to victims of sexual abuse. This is because of an individual whom I believe is misusing the issue to pursue personal grudges and revenge against people in his past in local Churches and his apparent desire to promote himself in the Organic Church community at large while attempting to wrap himself in the pain and suffering of other people to try and make his actions seem legitimate and selfless. I will continue to expose and address that where I see it, but that is not what this post is about this time.
Abuse in all it many forms is a very serious issue for me however and so I want to step back from the immediate situation that I’ve been addressing, and point out that I believe that there are victims of abuse throughout the church community as well as other forms of abuse that Churches have either not addressed completely or have not addressed at all. Continue reading →
Many times after a disaster or tragedy is covered people will begin to receive phone calls, or see people collecting funds on street corners and it’s become a sad reality that people with kind hearts who truly want to help others in their suffering have to be careful not to allow their better natures to be taken advantage of by people who are willing to wrap themselves in the suffering of other people in order to benefit themselves financially. While this is probably the best known pitfall for people to be wary of, it is by no means the only one.
Victim’s Advocacy Groups are attractive at times as cover for people who are the very ones that are victimizing others! It provides narcissistic manipulators and similar personality types, the opportunity to have exposure, control and influence with others who assume that their actions and motives are driven by their stated purpose. It also provides these types of personalities the opportunity to have access to those who have been victimized, are vulnerable and who lack power to stand against the agenda or needs and desires that these abusers bring with them in their interactions. The abuse can come in the same form as the original abuse those victims suffered before, or it can be a more subtle form of abuse that takes the vulnerable state of that victim and then uses them and their cause to meet the needs of the Advocate/Abuser. Continue reading →