Where is Jeong Myeong-Seok today? JMS Church President Explained

March 6, 2023 (Last updated: 3 weeks ago)
Louie Fecou 19
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Where is Jeong Myeong-Seok today? We discuss the JMS Church President and where he is today, including the crimes he committed. 

The South Korean Netflix true crime documentary series In The Name of God: A Holy Betrayal has undoubtedly opened the eyes of its viewers. The controversial show does not pull its punches as it explores the atrocities of four Korean leaders that fooled their followers and exploited the belief of the lost souls snared in their web.

One case study involves Jeong Myeong-Seok (or Jung Myung-Seok) and his Christian Gospel Mission, the JMS Church. We answer some of the questions that viewers of the show have, so take a deep breath as we discuss where Jeong Myeong-Seok is now and explore the world of the JMS Church.

Who is Jeong Myeong-Seok?

Jeong Myeong-Seok was born in 1945 and, by 1980, had established The Providence religious movement. The movement evolved as it grew and was also known as the Jesus Morning Star (JMS), also the initials of its President, aiming at a younger demographic and building its membership through the 1990s.

As is often the case with these types of preachers, the self-proclaimed JMS Church President was charismatic and influential. His sermons would often speak of the teachings of the Bible while surrounding himself with beautiful young girls. He would refer to himself as “Adam” and “The Messiah,” and the girls would be “God’s Brides.” Much of Seok’s activities to build his so-called JMS Church would be conducted at centers of learning, such as colleges.

Where is Jeong Myeong-Seok today?

In October 2022, Jeong Myeong-Seok was sent to jail by the district court’s order in the Daejeon District. This was due to allegations leveled against him by women.

At the time of writing, there still has been no trial, but the eight-episode Netflix show has footage of some of his alleged victims.

Is Jeong Myeong-Seok still in jail?

Yes, Jeong Myeong-Seok is still in jail, and it is worth noting that he had been jailed before for similar behavior and was released in 2018, wearing an electronic tag.

Is Jeong Myeong-Seok alive?

The self-proclaimed JMS Church President is still alive in jail.

Did In The Name of God: A Holy Betrayal receive injunctions?

Yes, it did. However, both Netflix and the Korean public broadcaster MBC had to defeat a court injunction about airing the series. The appeal was successful, and Netflix have global rights to the show, including in South Korea. The series has eight episodes that deal with four separate incidents.

And that’s everything we know about Jeong Myeong-Seok, the JMS Church President, and where he is today. What are your thoughts? Comment below.

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19 thoughts on “Where is Jeong Myeong-Seok today? JMS Church President Explained

  • March 8, 2023 at 4:03 am

    they shoulc be put to deathl… rape, young girls, pedophilia and steal life savings! And impersonating our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ all of which or sins he should be put to death not in jail wasting state or citizens tax money! The church should be shut down this is a cult and if someone doesn’t stop them at one point they’ll get to wear a Jim Jones and kill all the members ridiculous that this is allowed to go on! if this was happening to a man by a woman they’d already be put to death. And it’s chauvinistic to think that a man can get away raping young women and brainwashing people and taking their life savings so they live like trash and can’t afford food or protect their children. Shame on you police in your country

  • March 8, 2023 at 4:13 am

    shame on this man and all the other men that were part of this church that claimed to be Jesus Christ or the Messiah and you sex to rape and steal from people who couldn’t feed themselves they are pedophiles and should be removed from this planet they are doing Satan‘s work not Jesus Christ work! And shame on y’all for letting it go on in your country for so long he should be put to death! Shame on your law enfircement! USA is a saint of country compared to your country & these guy is q criminal

  • March 8, 2023 at 4:15 am

    this church should be shut down completely across the country! people are paying their life savings can’t afford to eat but they’re giving this fake pastor child molester their money and he’s raping children shame on you for not even having a trial he should be hung

  • March 8, 2023 at 11:59 pm

    Satan at work

  • March 9, 2023 at 12:18 pm

    That old man should root in isolated prision. I bet he’s still visited by his followers. That’s insane that even in jail he still have such privilege. What’s the point giving him free accommodation. I beg someone send a 1000 rats in his room and let the rat eat his face and just leaving him dying. Death sentence is a quick process. Too easy for him.

  • March 10, 2023 at 2:56 am

    Crazy man, crazier followers, impotent legal system, money talks bullshit works society equals to disaster…..just send the loony chap to the north, finished!

  • March 10, 2023 at 3:52 am

    He should be dead

  • March 10, 2023 at 6:00 am

    JMS should get life sentence in jail.. Because he misuse Christianity for his sexual predator purpose.. He assaulted, raped alot of innocent young girls, women..

  • March 10, 2023 at 2:46 pm

    This is so heartbreaking God have mercy how can someone be this evil he must be a demon from the pit of hell sent to destroy the lives of young girls using God name to commit those atrocities oh lord !!!

  • March 11, 2023 at 10:25 am

    Jeong Myeong-seok is lucky to be alive. You would think that just one brave father would have found a way to knock this guy off. Bring him to the United States. We know how to “Epstein” creeps like this so called messiah.

  • March 11, 2023 at 10:37 am

    Way is not allowed showing in south Korean? Most victims are in Korean people so I really don’t understand, he should serve Life in person!

  • March 11, 2023 at 6:16 pm

    It’s so disturbing how a maniac devil of a preacher like him is still alive. How lenient is the justice system! I hope his victims get justice they deserve- for him to get a slow painful death. Thank you Netflix for exposing these cults for what they really are.

  • March 12, 2023 at 2:19 am

    God has nothing to do with sexual assault, kidnapping, under age sex, brain washing etc…..

    Jeong Myeong-Seok is a very sick individual who shouldn’t be alive.

    He needs noose or a single bullet.

  • March 13, 2023 at 2:42 am

    i just cant when he said he want to do wellness check! what even more eerie is they told not to worry that he do that because he can scan your body?? by raping??? what the actual fuuuuuuuu!!!

  • March 13, 2023 at 3:03 pm

    Setan pun geleng kepala mat tengok kau ni, JMS.

  • March 14, 2023 at 11:27 am

    They should of thrown him in the Lion den full of hungry lions. For using the Lord name to rape all those females. And for the victims don’t hate the Father or Christ or be ashamed of yourself. Because Christ went through the same things in the hand of evil men’s. You are worth more to him then him or his followers. And you are free from their bondage but they are never
    Free from the wrath of the Father/ Christ for what he and they all done in the name of the Lord.

  • March 15, 2023 at 12:13 am

    The JMS false Messiah is the worst type criminal to ever exist. He uses religion to brain wash so many young girls, raping them, and can actually make them believe he is God, that they are chosen by God. Tells them others are the devil, do not follow the news! But he is just a sexual pervert, he has no connection to any real religion. Anyone that still believes his lies must find the strength to leave his cult following. If strength found, go to the police!!

  • March 23, 2023 at 2:13 am

    What will happens to all the victims and oberserver of this events? They will stop believing in Jesus as God and they will not want to be near to God anymore. That is Satan ultimate goal!

  • March 31, 2023 at 12:49 pm

    When is his new trial supposed to begin? I read somewhere that he was sentenced to 15 years, so I am confused.

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