Kingdom of Jesus Christ PSA (FBI Los Angeles)
February 4, 2020
The FBI is investigating individuals associated with a church called the Kingdom of Jesus Christ and a related charitable organization known as the Children’s Joy Foundation.
The FBI is investigating individuals associated with a church called the Kingdom of Jesus Christ and a related charitable organization known as the Children’s Joy Foundation. As part of that investigation, three organization leaders in the United States have been arrested on immigration fraud charges, and multiple search warrants have been executed in California and Hawaii.
We are speaking to current and former members of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ and members of our community who are providing information concerning potential criminal activities of this group. Information developed during this ongoing investigation indicates that there may be victims of labor trafficking in the United States, the Philippines, or elsewhere. We are actively investigating these allegations and will hold accountable anyone victimizing our community members.
We want to help victims. We understand that you may fear retaliation if you speak with law enforcement. We know victims may be afraid, and we understand these fears. But there is hope. We will do everything in our power to protect you. If you remain concerned, you may provide information anonymously.
The FBI would like to hear from anyone who believes they are a victim and from anyone who might have information about this matter. Please call 1-800-CALL-FBI for further information. That number is 1-800-225-5324. When prompted, choose option 4, and then option 3.
Tagalog speakers are available if necessary. If you prefer to contact the FBI online, please visit tips.fbi.gov. Thank you.