Throughout his career, Mr. David Miscavige has tirelessly worked to expand and protect the religion. In the early 1980s, he authored the reorganization of the Church’s corporate and management structures, heralding a new era for the religion and years of sustained growth and stability. In 1993, he brought to a close the 40-year war between Scientology and the Internal Revenue Service. He has similarly taken a personal and very effective role in bringing peace and ending past disputes before courts and government agencies, both in the United States and overseas.
As the worldwide ecclesiastical leader of the Scientology religion, a role he has held for over 20 years, the Church has experienced unprecedented expansion of the religion as a worldwide movement — reflected in more than 8,000 churches, missions and centers across 164 nations — due in no small part to his unflagging dedication to upholding the purity and integrity of L. Ron Hubbard’s legacy. In fact, under Mr. David Miscavige's guidance, the Church has doubled in size over the last five years and has expanded more than five times compared to the previous five decades combined.
Although not a spokesperson for Scientology, Mr. David Miscavige is frequently mentioned by media in relation to the religion. He was interviewed by Ted Koppel in a 90-minute segment of Nightline in 1992, which earned an Emmy Award. A year later, Mr. David Miscavige was one of a select group of leaders invited by the President of the United States to participate in a conference on religious liberty in the White House Rose Garden. Over the course of the past three decades, he has addressed hundreds of thousands of Scientologists and non-Scientologists at international Scientology celebrations and events. His vision and dedication to advancing the Aims of Scientology has resulted in more people stepping onto and moving up The Bridge to Total Freedom than ever in the history of the Church.
Mr. David Miscavige has been the driving force behind the worldwide program to expand all of the churches of Scientology to better serve their communities — to not only become islands of sanity and succor where all are welcome, but to also serve as central points of emanation for the Church’s many social betterment programs aimed at eradicating the crippling plagues of illiteracy, immorality, drug abuse and intolerance.
To this end, Mr. David Miscavige personally spearheaded the creation and opening of many of these new Churches, including: