The Most Right Reverend Douglas Eugene Savoy is the Head Bishop of the International Community of Christ, Church of the Second Advent. An ordained minister since 1962, he holds degrees of Doctorate of Divinity and Theology. Though his primary focus has always been religion, his study and research have also included diverse fields such as philosophy, esoteric philosophic and religious systems, psychology, history, mythology, archeology, anthropology, epigraphy, ethnography, epistemology, the classics, and comparative studies in ancient and modern religions, both East and West.
Bishop Savoy is the Pastor of the Cathedral Church of the Americas and University Chapel, President of the Jamilian University of the Ordained, Chancellor of the Sacred College of Jamilian Theology, President of the Advocates for Religious Rights and Freedoms, Chairman of the World Council for Human Spiritual Rights, and President and Commodore of the Andean Explorers Foundation & Ocean Sailing Club. He is also a member of the Christian Legal Society.
He has published some 50 volumes of Second Advent theology and texts for ministerial instruction and over 400 recorded lectures.
As a world-renowned explorer, specializing in ancient history and biblical history, Bishop Savoy has, since 1957, established the existence of ancient civilizations in the jungles of Peru, where he has discovered and explored over 40 ancient stone cities and settlements. He has published four exploration books with major publishers and has been the subject of several documentaries with ABC, CBS and BBC. The purpose of his archeological and historical exploration is the discovery and understanding of the ancient roots of a universal religion that embraces all aspects of man and gives him a practical system of regaining or regenerating his true spiritual nature.
Bishop Savoy drafted the original Universal Proclamation of Human Spiritual Rights in 1962, which was ratified by the International Community of Christ, Church of the Second Advent, and later adopted by the Advocates for Religious Rights and Freedoms. This document represents a statement of spiritual rights that are held to be the God-granted rights of all members of the human family.
Further biographical information on Bishop Savoy may be found in Who's Who in Religion; Who's Who in the World; Who's Who in America; International Authors and Writers Who's Who; Who's Who in U.S. Writers, Editors, Poets; and at www.genesavoy.org, his official Web site.
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