Quotations from Church Members:

On bonding with God: I was five years old. And I was sitting in the front pew at Friendship. The Reverend was preaching. For some reason, I could see a glow around his head. I couldn't believe my eyes. I was in awe. Then, all of a sudden I couldn't sit still. I was hot. My mom said, 'Why are you squirming?' I said, 'Mom, I can't stop. I'm burning up.' It felt like something was all over me. Every part of my body was just tingling, and I could hear the voice of God saying, 'Do you understand what is going on with you?' I really didn't hear what the Pastor was preaching. All I could feel was the bonding, this communication between me and God. -Reverend H. R., 32 years old