William C. Kiefert was born in Milwaukee, Wis., on Sept. 19, 1937, and passed away in Jacksonville, Fla., on Dec. 1, 2003. One of four sons, Mr. Kiefert entered the U.S. Navy in 1955 and began his education in electronics that served him throughout his life. The father of five children, his vast extended family included legions of extremely close friends and comrades around the world. Together with his former wife, Dr. Virginia Martin, Kiefert operated Master Electric Inc. and an early pre-fab home business in Wisconsin while raising their children through the early 70s, then relocated to the Tampa area. There, they pursued multiple opportunities and ultimately built and operated a commercial fishing boat. At that point in time, Kiefert followed a deep internal drive to study philosophy, psychology and theology. These self-guided studies, conducted at Marquette, the Universities of Wisconsin and South Florida and Florida State and many private religious and philosophical seminars, led him to become a prominent advocate of what he termed Jesus' private gnostic teachings as resources for the attainment of individual and social peace equating to "heaven on earth." His published works include the article "The ABCs of Higher Consciousness and Social Logic" and the books The Gnostic Christian Interpretation of The Gospel of John, The Gnostic Christian Interpretation of Paul's Letter to the Romans, and The Practical Side of Heaven... all of which are available at www.GnosticChristianity.com. Those wishing to honor Mr. Kiefert are asked to visit and contribute to this website, to personally explore and carry on the ideas which meant the world to him.