Holy Rollers: Murder and Madness in Oregon's Love Cult

by T. McCracken and Robert B. Blodgett

God Save Us From Compromising Preachers


Edmund CreffieldPow’r to heal the leper, Pow’r to raise the dead,
Pow’r to fill the empty pots with oil;
Is waiting for the worker who in Jesus’ steps will tread,
And leave his life of ease for one of toil.

From the Reverend Knapp’s Bible Songs of Salvation and Victory


Step one in starting a church: Convince someone God exists. Easier, capture the attention of someone who already believes God exists. Better yet, capture the attention of a whole lot of people who already believe God exists. That’s what Creffield did.


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Chapter 3: The Flock

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