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1870, USA. Incorporated 1884 as Zion's Watch Tower Tract Society. Name changed, 1896, to Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society. Organized under laws of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (USA) and present name adopted, 1955, as Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania.


Understand and apply the Bible in everyday life and teach the Bible to others; print and distribute Bibles and disseminate Bible truths in various languages; establish and maintain free private Bible schools and classes; teach, train, prepare and equip men and women as ministers, missionaries, evangelists, preachers, teachers and lecturers.


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Organized without clergy or laity, each individual is dedicated to following only Christ Jesus. "Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania" is legal servant for "Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses", which directs all activities worldwide. Other legal corporations include: E-XD4605 - International Bible Students Association (IBSA); Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York. Annual Conventions open.


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