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'Nobody saved us': Man describes childhood in abusive 'cult'

SPINDALE, N.C. (AP) — Jamey Anderson vividly recalls being a skinny kid trembling on the floor of a dank, windowless storage room, waiting in terror for the next adult to open the door. ...

Ex-members of church urge overturning of court agreement

SPINDALE, North Carolina (AP) — Former members of a controversial North Carolina-based church want the state to take legal action to overturn a court-ordered compromise they say has crippled child abu...

Ex-members say church uses power, lies to keep grip on kids

SPINDALE, North Carolina (AP) — As a court-appointed advocate for two foster boys, it was Nancy Burnette's job to ensure they were in good hands. So as part of her casework, she visited Word of Faith ...

Ex-members say church uses power, lies to keep grip on kids

SPINDALE, North Carolina (AP) — As a court-appointed advocate for two foster boys, it was Nancy Burnette's job to ensure they were in good hands. So as part of her casework, she visited Word of Faith ...

Ex-members say church uses power, lies to keep grip on kids

SPINDALE, North Carolina (AP) — As a court-appointed advocate for two foster boys, it was Nancy Burnette's job to ensure they were in good hands. So as part of her casework, she visited Word of Faith ...

Investigators face big hurdles in church child abuse cases

SPINDALE, North Carolina (AP) — When Rutherford County's child protection agency seeks to investigate allegations of abuse at Word of Faith Fellowship, it runs smack into two major obstacles: a habitu...

Church stoked tithing with unemployment scam, ex-members say

SPINDALE, North Carolina (AP) — When Randy Fields' construction company faced potential ruin because of the cratering economy, he pleaded with his pastor at Word of Faith Fellowship church to reduce t...

Church stoked tithing with unemployment scam, ex-members say

SPINDALE, North Carolina (AP) — When Randy Fields' construction company faced potential ruin because of the cratering economy, he pleaded with his pastor at Word of Faith Fellowship church to reduce t...