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New Book “Church Member from Hell” Released by Local Author

“Church Member From Hell” written by local author Richard O. Jones is based on true-life accounts of the satanic influence in the lives of people struggling with their spirituality. Mrs. Lucinda Duncan is a woman who grew up an orphan. Her murdered mother was a prostitute and her father was an unknown john.

As a small child, Lucinda found herself living in a secret cult that, publicly, was a church sponsored foster home. It was in this environment that the torment began, taking possession of her self-esteem, body, and mind.

As an adult, Lucinda is controlled by voices in her head. The voice of Papa Wright, the satanic cult leader who violated her when she was six through eight years old; and the voice of Ebony Hunter, her mother, whose spirit is vicariously kept alive through Lucinda’s obedience to her illusionary immoral advice.

The scene is set during the early 1990’s in North Carolina in the midst of Black church arson fires spreading throughout the South. Lucinda has an ongoing adulterous affair with a married Sunday school teacher, who is also the chief fire investigator for the city of Charlotte. He suspects the fires are racially motivated.

Lucinda conversely suspects that some of the fires are the result of her new friend, Nerfertiti, who is also a child molestation victim. She believes Nerfertiti is seeking vengeance for the sexual abuse she endured at the hands of perverted clergy when she was fifteen years old. Factual launches a personal investigation and discovers a history of santanic influence and corruption in church and state sponsored foster homes.

Lucinda’s husband, Milton, who is a Baptist preacher, is driven to drink by his wife’s promiscuity. Reverend Milton Duncan is jailed for attacking two police officers that were at the Duncan’s apartment on a domestic dispute call. While Milton is incarcerated, Lucinda and Nerfertiti seek spiritual counseling to overcome their demons.

Dr. Mario Crane, a Christian psychologist, conducts ‘Breaking Spiritual Bondage’ workshops. It is during these sessions that Lucunda, Nerfertiti, and the other members of the workshop begin to understand to power of God and gain the strength and faith to battle the spirit of Satan.

Lucinda battled in vain for her salvation until she discoverd the Shield of Faith. CHURCH MEMBER from HELL is a story about a holy war between good and evil.

Available at all major bookstore and online at amazon.com

Grace Bethel Celebrates 27th Year

Sunday July 13th and Sunday July 20th at 4p.m., Grace Bethel Missionary Baptist Church will be celebrating their 27th Church Anniversary. The theme chosen is “Trusting in the Lord,” taken from Proverbs 3:7. The guest speaker for July 13th will be Rev. Seth Williams, Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church of Riverside and July 20th Rev. Theodore Leonard, Sr., of First United Community Baptist Church in Ontario.

For more information contact the church office at (909) 352-1706. Grace Bethel is located at 10250 Cypress Avenue in Riverside.

IECAAC Celebrates Juneteenth

The Inland Empire Concerned African American Churches (IECAAC) will present Juneteenth “Celebrating Education” Individuals Impacting the Lives of Youth on June 20, 2003 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available for $35.00 per person. For tickets and information call (909) 535-6161 or (909) 323-0706.

Revival at Saint James Church Of God In Christ

St. James Church of God in Christ will host a revival on June 15-21 beginning at 7:30 p.m. nightly located at 4690 Victoria Avenue, Riverside. Superintendent Jesse Wall will deliver the revival with Prophet J. Bobb of Los Angeles, CA. For more information call (909) 347-3604.

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