Jim - Mother's Day. 1980. Vineyard, Yorba Linda

"Mothers Day 1980... That is when Carol Wimber believes the Vineyard Movement was birthed. He (Lonnie) called all the young kids to the front, I'm saying to myself this will never work, he couldn't even get their attention, then with that classic shrill voice full of authority he shouted 'the power of God is on you' and clumps of kids hit the floor. children almost never succumb to social psychological manipulation -I had witnessed many failed attempts - this was real, afterward 20 minutes later I saw 10 and 14 year old kids still crying -then they went back to school dragged their friends back with them and the church doubled in size twice in a few months."

Roger Sachs