What really happened inside the House of Prayer cult in Alachua County

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The video attached to this story is from when Anna Young’s daughter gave First Coast News an inside look at the House of Prayer. It was filmed in 2021. 

It was three years this week since cult leader Anna Young died only 42 days into her 30 year prison sentence.

Young killed Katonya Jackson, 2, and Emon Harper, who was a toddler at the time. She also likely killed her step-daughter, Catherine Davidson, whose body was never found.

Katona and Emon were members of the House of Prayer, a cult in Alachua County. Young was the matriarch of the group.

The House of Prayer cult was located in Micanopy, and was not affiliated with other churches by the same name. It was advertised as a safe haven and a place for second chances, particularly for people seeking salvation.

But Young developed a dark interpretation of the Pentecostal faith, and was apprehended for torture and abuse she claimed would absolve members of their sins — such as whipping them, starving them, caging them and in one known case, throwing bleach on their skin.

The case is being featured in the Hulu series “Cult Justice,” and recently re-entered the public eye. Three years after the case reached its end, here’s a look back at the story of the House of Prayer.

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