Religion: Waiting for Gill

The south side of Flint, Mich., is a patchwork of auto factories, union halls, corner taverns and conventional churches. Yet in this prosaic setting has arisen in recent years a belief as startling as anything cult-filled California has to offer. The unlikely focus of the new faith is Bernard Gill, for 13 years a respected clergyman in the Church of the Nazarene. Fed up with "promotion, programs, plans," he searched for a fiercer, purer form of Fundamentalism. Seven years ago, at 43, he quit the Nazarenes and with a handful of parishioners established the...

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