Religion: The Loyal Congregation

At 11:15 Thanksgiving morning, the band swung into His Name Is Jesus, and the first service of the Gospel Chapel in Phoenix, Ariz, was under way. A congregation of 164 sat on wooden benches, and on the raised stage facing them were eight preachers from Phoenix, Los Angeles, San Diego and Yuma. They were assembled not merely to give thanks but to welcome Brother Bennie Morris, 41, a man they knew to be exceptionally strong in the power of the Word. For how many preachers have seen the members of their congregation sell their...

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