Religion: Just Wait, Brother

Twenty-three years ago this month, a youthful-looking Seventh-Day Adventist preacher stood up before his small and struggling congregation in South Los Angeles to appeal for funds. "Now, brethren," he said, "I've been telling you for some time that God wants me on radio . . . I want you to prove that I'm not lying and that I do know what God wants." A collection of rings, watches and old jewelry netted just enough to put the Rev. Harold M. S. Richards on the air the next week. He has been broadcasting steadily ever...