Temple Life in the United States Without Jim Jones

04-01A great deal has been written over the years about the life of Peoples Temple in Jonestown after Jim Jones arrived – never to leave again – in the summer of 1977. But what was life like for the Temple members left behind in the United States, with the leadership and the bulk of its active members thousands of miles away? Three former members offer their perspectives.

  1. A World Unto Itself: Life in the States after Jim Jones Moved to Guyana, by Don Beck
  2. My life in the San Francisco Temple during the Jonestown era, by Hue Fortson Jr.
  3. We were part of a larger family: Experiencing Jonestown from a distance, by Guy Young