Welcome to ReligiousCultsInfo.com. After 16 years of being in a small religious cult located in Western NC, I decided to leave the group. This blog has grown out of my journey and subsequent struggle to be free from the Word of Faith Fellowship (WOFF) and its practices.
In July of 2014, I attended the International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA) conference in Washington, D.C. There I met survivors of other groups as well as professionals who help survivors. During the Phoenix Project session, I read an account of a meeting inside WOFF titled “Winds of Destruction.” The piece was well received and has become the Prologue to my book, Locked in. My book is set to release in the fall of 2016.
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Media kit items:
About Author from Locked in- About Author
Winds of Destruction- Winds of Destruction
Picture from ICSA conference July 2014-
Foreword to Lock in written by Lorna Goldberg, L.C.S W. FOREWORD TO LOCKED IN for media
Short synopsis to Locked in
Locked in pulls back the thick curtain holding many of the secrets inside Word of Faith Fellowship. This small mountain church in Spindale, NC first came to the national stage in 1995 when Inside Edition aired video which included their signature practice of blasting deliverance prayer. As the first published survivor memoir of this group, Locked in follows John’s journey of hope to live in “God’s ways” by moving his family to Spindale, only to discover the cult’s unique doctrines and practices destroy the family he loves and cherishes. Locked in examines these group practices including communal living, deliverance prayer, fund-raising, as well as revealing the essential beliefs and many unwritten rules governing each member.
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