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Roy E. Davis, Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan and the Kennedy Assassination

12/07/2015
Seek The Truth Blog

Roy E. Davis, Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan and the Kennedy Assassination:

In an article of "Voice of Healing" magazine published October 1950, it was advertised that the Reverend Roy E. Davis Sr. was William Branham's first pastor. According to Davis, he could "write more intimately of Billy Branham than any living minister." Also according to Davis, he was a member of the Fort Worth, Texas Chamber of Commerce, born and raised near Fort Worth, and ordained to preach the Gospel in a well-known Baptist church in Texas. For a brief period of time, Davis hung his hat in Jeffersonville, Indiana, during which time he introduced William Branham to the Pentecostal religion.

"I am the minister who received Brother Branham into the first Pentecostal assembly he ever frequented. I baptized him, and was his pastor for some two years. I also preached his ordination sermon, and signed his ordination certificate, and heard him preach his first sermon."
- Rev. Roy E. Davis.

William Branham acknowledged this several times throughout his ministry, adding titles to Davis such as "doctor" or "lawyer."

When I was first converted and was ordained in the Baptist church, I had a good old teacher by the name of Dr. Roy Davis. He was a lawyer before his conversion, and he took everything from a legal standpoint in the Bible.
- Branham, 57-0306 - God Keeps His Word

Roy Elonza Davis, Sr. was reared in Texas, but he did not remain there for the largest portion of his life. After being caught cheating and swindling the people of Texas in 1917, he fled to Georgia posing as a travelling evangelist and singer under the alias "Lon Davis." He tried to settle down in Acworth, GA, but was removed from the congregation for "conduct unbecoming a minister."

Soon after, and under his real name of Reverend Roy. E. Davis, he began holding lectures to promote the interests of the Ku Klux Klan. Filling convention halls and collecting sign-up fees, Davis began asking followers to support his political agenda. According to Davis, the Klan were not as bad as the skeptics had made them to be. He claimed that the Ku Klux Klan was "not anti-negro, Jewish, or catholic" and that the Klan "favored white supremacy but by lawful and peaceful means."

At the time, Davis was the chief editor of the Brickbat, a newspaper published in Meigs, Georgia, as well as the head of the Georgia Farmer's Union. Davis began spreading his propaganda through the publication, and suddenly found himself in trouble with the Georgia criminal system. He was arrested on charges of criminal libel against one Katy Lee Kirk.

After it was made public that Davis was spreading false information, his reputation began to quickly fade. People began to question his motives and intentions. Some went so far as to hire a private investigator to follow the minister on his evangelistic trips, and were shocked to learn that the Reverend Roy E. Davis who lived in Georgia was living a dual life in multiple cities and states of the U. S.

In Macon, Georgia, it was announced that Davis would no longer be operating as head of the Georgia Farmer's union. A dual committee was gathered to review the findings of the investigation, and decided that he would be fired immediately. Davis left Georgia, singing and evangelizing in multiple states across the country. His advertised trail leads through North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Oklahoma, however one can assume that he travelled through many more states throughout the United States. According to the Louisville Courier Journal, Davis was arrested for bringing a seventeen-year-old girl from Chattanooga, Tennessee for sexual pleasure. At the time he was arrested, Davis was preaching from a "Pentecostal Baptist Church" at the "Holy Bible Mission Hall" on 711 E. Jefferson Street in Louisville, KY. His son, Roy E. Davis Jr. was a trustee at his church.

But this was not the only trouble Davis would face in Kentucky. Multiple charges of fraud, forgery, and more would place Davis in and out of jail. Davis fled across the river to Jeffersonville, Indiana to escape some of the charges. There, Davis connected with William Branham and started a new church also named "Pentecostal Baptist Church" where Davis would claim to base his evangelistic missions. Continuing a life of crime, Davis would be arrested more in Indiana. Eventually, the State of Indiana would extradite Davis to Kentucky for his crimes in that state, though he would still continue to claim residence in Indiana. During this time, members of his church combined with William Branham to hold tent meetings of their own and eventually move into Branham's "Pentecostal Tabernacle" on the corner of 8th and Penn Street which would eventually become the Branham Tabernacle. At the same time Roy pastored his church, his brother, the Reverend Daniel S. Davis pastored the "Baptized Church of God Pentecostal Church" on Mechanic Street in Jeffersonville. Later, Daniel would become the head of the East Market Street Mission in Louisville, Kentucky. Interestingly, William Branham gives us a hint that the Klan was very active in Jeffersonville at the time he was in the early stages of his career:

"We didn't even have food to eat, in the house, so how could we pay a hospital bill, hundreds of dollars? But she, through her church society and the Ku Klux Klan, paid the hospital bill for me, Mason's."
- Branham, 63-1110M

After being caught stealing a piano and a desk from a New Albany organization during a tent meeting, Roy E. Davis Sr. and Roy E. Davis Jr. would flee to Oklahoma. According to William Branham, their church in Jeffersonville was burned to the ground, which leads one to believe that the father-son conmen were ran out of town. There they would base their evangelistic operation for an unkown amount of time. The evangelists are advertised speaking at Masonic Order of the Eastern Star meetings, and appear to have been affiliated with the Masons to some extent. Coincidentally, when their campaign came into town, the newspapers also advertised large meetings for Eastern Star members. This is interesting, because above the door to William Branham's original tabernacle hung the Eastern Star tilted slightly to the right as was typical of the emblem for the Masonic order. Also, his sister Deloris was described in her obituary as being a lifelong member of the Branham Tabernacle and the Eastern Star.

"All my people are Masons, and they're all right as a lodge."
- Branham, 61-0414 - Be Not Afraid, It Is I

In 1944, the men would leave Oklahoma for California, where they would begin a new series of crimes, most of which were attributed to the son. In Upland, California, the "Upland First Missionary Baptist Church" was established under the Reverend Roy E. Davis, and both Junior and Senior appear to have been pastoring it together. After being arrested for swindling people out of money, Roy E. Davis Senior and his wife, Allie Lee Davis sued the chief of police. Meanwhile, Davis Junior was arrested for posing as an F.B.I. agent to swindle others out of money. During the process of the investigation, it was announced that Roy E. Davis had felony charges in Texas for swindling. Not long after, Roy E. Davis, Sr. moved back to Texas and the article was published in the Voice of Healing Magazine. It is unclear whether or not both Senior and Junior relocated to Texas at the same time, because this is the last trace of Junior to be found. And it is unclear where, exactly, Roy E. Davis relocated to. It appears from Klan-related articles published in Georgia, Texas, and Louisiana that Davis was again living a dual life in multiple states. While living in Texas, Davis organized and operated the largest Klan sect in Louisiana called "The Original Knights of the Ku Klux Klan." At the time, little was known about the leader, just that he was "a man named Davis from Texas." Interestingly William Branham gives several locations for Davis during this time period:

* Dallas, Texas - Branham, 55-0227E
* Big Springs, Texas - Branham, 57-0727
* Davis Mountains, Texas - Branham, 64-0313
* Fort Worth, Texas - Branham, 64-0412
* Van Horn, Texas - Branham, 64-0427

But it isn't until 1959 that things get interesting. At a large meeting in Samsula, Florida, a Klan rally was held. And during this rally, something happened that was unheard of during the gathering. The Imperial Grand Wizard, the leader of the Ku Klux Klan, took off his mask and presented himself in plain sight. When doing so, he claimed that he was "Lon Davis," the same alias that Roy E. Davis used in Georgia when he was found to be living a dual life in Georgia and Texas. "Lon Davis" presented himself as a 71-year-old ordained Baptist minister from Dallas, TX.

Years later, after investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, it was learned that the Imperial Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan was actually Roy Elonza Davis, Sr. It is the middle name for Davis that helps us bind all of the many newspaper articles together, and link them to William Branham's mentor. According to Texas state records, Reverend Roy Elonza Davis Sr. was the father of Roy Ennis Davis Jr. This confirms the swindlers in the state of California, and gives us his wife's name. Through his wife, and through the District Attorney statements concerning his swindling people in Texas, we can bind him to the Georgia Davis living dual identities. And through genealogy records listing his siblings, we can match Roy E. Davis, Sr. to the obituary for his brother in Louisville, Kentucky. With the archives of the Jeffersonville Evening News available in the Jeffersonville public library, we can place Roy E. Davis Sr., Roy E. Davis Jr., and Daniel S. Davis in Jeffersonville helping William Branham get started into his evangelistic career, just as both Roy Davis and William Branham state in their testimonies. The Imperial Wizard of the White Knights was William Branham's teacher.

It gets even more interesting after the election of President Kennedy. The Ku Klux Klan was strongly opposed to the Democrat, and started using hate speech to promote the idea that by having this Catholic President in office, the nation would come to ruin. It was during the height of this propaganda that William Branham gives us a hint that he is of the same political persuasion as the Ku Klux Klan:

One of the greatest mistakes that the colored race ever made was down in Louisiana and over in there when they voted for Kennedy the other night, and put him in. They actually spit on that dress of Abraham Lincoln where the blood of the Republican Party that freed them; and voted a Catholic—which Booth shot Lincoln and he died for the race of people to free them and make them not slaves, and then turn around and vote for a Democrat and a Catholic besides. They brought one of the greatest disgraces they ever brought them. Because why? The white man with his scholarship has give them a lot of ballyhoo. That's exactly right. I'm so glad there's many of them knows where they—where they stand. Be the same as me spitting on Christ that healed me, and saved me from being a sinner, and turn against Him for something else; turn my back upon Him and walk away. 146 Oh, this interbreeding. Oh, how, how can the world go on much longer? No wonder the vision of the Lord says here that I seen it finally come to a spot where she's just one big smoldering heap. She was blowed up. We're on the road out, friends. There's no way to—no way… There's no way around it. We've got to come to it; face it. Hybreeding…
- Branham, 60-1113 - Condemnation By Representation

When examining his sermons as compared to the political agenda and doctrinal stance of the Ku Klux Klan, William Branham surprisingly appears to be more aligned than many realize. One of the doctrines Branham claims to be "fundamental" for salvation is an idea he calls "Serpent's Seed." This is the theological stance that sin entered the world through the sexual union between Eve, mother of all living, and the serpent in the Garden of Eden. This ideology is used by the Klan to racial hatred and abuse, as well as the oppression of women, by promoting the idea of supremacy in the white race. Believing that their bloodline is "pure," they produce hate-speech propaganda against the other races.

Just like it was on The Serpent's Seed, but it's absolutely proven to be right. I got papers right here, out of the paper, where women right now… and even in—in the great… Some of the great dioceses has got the pictures of the original, a snake crawling on a woman's leg, and just in how it goes around her; she has all kinds of sensations and things, something a man could never touch her with, with this huge snake wrapping around her, and so forth. That's exactly the truth. And it's going worse and worse, and will get worse. Serpent, which he was not, he could not have had the sex affair with her when he was a serpent, but remember…
- Branham, 65-0221M - Marriage And Divorce

After John F. Kennedy was assassinated, the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan were immediately under investigation for conspiracy to murder the President of the United States. It was a highly organized operation, with trails of conspiracy from every angle. Though Lee Harvey Oswald was credited with the kill shot, it was believed that several shots from several angles had killed the President.

On November 9, 1963, a Miami police informant named William Somersett met with Joseph A. Milteer, a wealthy right-wing extremist who promptly began to outline the assassination of President Kennedy. During the course of his testimony, he declared that Dallas Klan Leader R. E. Davis was one of the actual triggermen in the assassination of the president. Instantly, Davis was the target of a Secret Service investigation. And interestingly, the Secret Service has destroyed their records on Roy E. Davis. But in the aftermath of the events that unfolded, "R. E. Davis" was named Roy Elonza Davis.

Interestingly enough, of the four distinct Klan organizations in Louisiana which were described, the largest was the Original Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, headed by the Imperial Wizard identified as "a man named Davis from Dallas Texas. "Davis" appears to be Roy Elonza "R. E." Davis. Willie Somerset named Dallas Klan leader R. E. Davis as one of the actual triggermen in the assassination of the president. Davis became the subject of a Secret Service investigation, based on Somersett's allegations in connection with the assassination. In response to the author's Freedom of Information Act request, the Secret Service stated they had destroyed their records on Davis. Roy Elonza Davis was a member of the Dallas Indignant White Citizens' Council, which was described as "an extremist organization composed of people opposing integration of the races."
- Caufield, General Walker And The Murder Of President Kennedy

Was Roy E. Davis really a triggerman? If not, to what extent was he involved? When one studies the full and complete history of Roy E. Davis, it is evident that political agenda drove his evangelistic campaigns. Through those campaigns, many ministers were created to spread his Klan agenda. How did William Branham meet Davis, and what made him decide to become an elder in his Pentecostal church during the short period of time Davis was avoiding criminal charges in Kentucky? Was William Branham part of Davis's strategy to spread the political agendas of the Ku Klux Klan?

The video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uS7nIkMS-k

The research notes and newspaper articles:
http://seekyethetruth.com/resources-deep-davis.aspx

Resources:
http://seekyethetruth.com/Resources.aspx

All research material:
http://seekyethetruth.com/resources-research.aspx

Profile of Branham's mind-control cult:
https://freedomofmind.com/Info/infoDet.php?id=883&title=The_Message