The First Satanic Church
was re-founded on October 31, 1999 by Karla LaVey
to carry on the legacy of her father, Anton LaVey
, author of The Satanic Bible
. On Walpurgisnacht, April 30, 1966, Anton LaVey
founded the "The Satanic Church" (which he would later rename "Church of Satan
"). After his death in 1997 the Church of Satan
was taken over by a new administration and its headquarters was moved to New York.
LaVey's daughter, the High Priestess Karla LaVey, felt this to be a disservice to her father's legacy. Ms. LaVey re-founded the Satanic Church and continues to run it out of San Francisco, California, much in the same way as her father had run the organization when he was alive.