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Lester Leo Roloff (June 28, 1914 - November 2, 1982) was an American fundamental Independent Baptist preacher, and founder of teen homes across the south.
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'''Lester Leo Roloff''' was an American fundamental Independent Baptist preacher, and founder of teen homes across the south. On this wiki they are known as the [[:category:Roloff_Homes|Roloff Homes]]
  
The teen homes are today known as [[:Category:Roloff_Homes|Roloff Homes]].
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He was born in 1914 and died 1982 as result of a plane crash.
  
After his death in a plane crash a lot of former staff members founded additional homes based on the model he developed. They are known as [[:Category:Independent_Roloff_based_facilities|Independent Roloff based facilities]].
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In his late years he had a legal dispute with the State of Texas, which wanted to inspect the Roloff homes to ensure the safety of the minors in the group homes. At a point his organization removed the children out of Texas so they could not be interviewed. It is known as the [[Christian Alamo]]
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==Notable Henchmen==
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===Wiley B. Cameron (1929 - 1980) <ref name=obi/> ===
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Managed [[Rebekah Home for girls‎]] until the arrest of a number of staff-members. His wife Fay was banned from working with children in Texas <ref>[http://books.google.dk/books?id=82zcFAiTBQoC&pg=PA47&lpg=PA47&dq=%22Wiley+B.+Cameron%22&source=bl&ots=gNsDUD-HoN&sig=ngCm0B8lW_ILfk_zQRecWd_EpgE&hl=da&ei=eJriTOn0EIeXOsGn1WA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=6&ved=0CEUQ6AEwBQ#v=onepage&q=%22Wiley%20B.%20Cameron%22&f=false ABAJournal 2001]</ref>. He died in 2009 <ref name="obi">[http://www.tributes.com/show/Wiley-Cameron-87543099 Obituary], Wiley B. Cameron</ref>.
  
He is best known for the incident called [[Christian Alamo]] where he transported teenagers detained at his home to facilities outside Texas in order to avoid state regulation of the homes.
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===Bill "Brother Mcnamara===
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Worked together with his wife Jennifer at [[Rebekah Home for girls‎]]. When the state of Texas shut the permit for the home down, they started a facility named [[New Beginnings Girls Academy]] with basically the same management setup. Today this facility is located in [[:Category:Missouri|Missouri]] <ref>[http://www.care2.com/c2c/share/detail/974889 New Beginnings Girls Academy - a.k.a New Beginnings Rebekah Academy], hurrikayne's Sharebook, Care2, December 6, 2008</ref>.
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===Jack Patterson===
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"Brother Jack" worked at the [[Lighthouse for Boys]] as superintendent for an unknown period in the 1970s. Later he founded the [[Reclamation Ranch]] and supported the creation of the [[Rachel Academy for Girls]].
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
*About Lester Roloff on Wikipedia
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lester_Roloff About Lester Roloff on Wikipedia]
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*[[:category:Roloff_Homes|Roloff Homes]] category
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*The [[Christian Alamo]]
  
 
==External Links==
 
==External Links==
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===Info pages===
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*Info: [http://www.texasmonthly.com/preview/2001-12-01/feature2 Remember the Christian Alamo], By Pamela Colloff, Texas Monthly, December 2001
 
===Message boards===
 
===Message boards===
*Forum: [http://fornits.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=52&t=24254 Roloffs], a thread on Fornits webforum
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*Forum: [http://www.fornits.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=52&t=24254 Roloffs], a thread on the Fornits Home for Wayward Web Fora
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Nuværende version fra 18. nov 2010, 20:38

Lester Leo Roloff was an American fundamental Independent Baptist preacher, and founder of teen homes across the south. On this wiki they are known as the Roloff Homes

He was born in 1914 and died 1982 as result of a plane crash.

In his late years he had a legal dispute with the State of Texas, which wanted to inspect the Roloff homes to ensure the safety of the minors in the group homes. At a point his organization removed the children out of Texas so they could not be interviewed. It is known as the Christian Alamo

Notable Henchmen

Wiley B. Cameron (1929 - 1980) [1]

Managed Rebekah Home for girls‎ until the arrest of a number of staff-members. His wife Fay was banned from working with children in Texas [2]. He died in 2009 [1].

Bill "Brother Mcnamara

Worked together with his wife Jennifer at Rebekah Home for girls‎. When the state of Texas shut the permit for the home down, they started a facility named New Beginnings Girls Academy with basically the same management setup. Today this facility is located in Missouri [3].

Jack Patterson

"Brother Jack" worked at the Lighthouse for Boys as superintendent for an unknown period in the 1970s. Later he founded the Reclamation Ranch and supported the creation of the Rachel Academy for Girls.

See also

External Links

Info pages

Message boards

  • Forum: Roloffs, a thread on the Fornits Home for Wayward Web Fora

References

  1. 1,0 1,1 Obituary, Wiley B. Cameron
  2. ABAJournal 2001
  3. New Beginnings Girls Academy - a.k.a New Beginnings Rebekah Academy, hurrikayne's Sharebook, Care2, December 6, 2008