Re: R. A. West
He died in a motorcycle accident in 2002. One of his two sons now pastors his church or churches. I watched several video clips of him on youtube. Pretty interesting. Apparently he was a tent preacher who also had a telecast at some point. I don't know how widespread it was. I certainly never heard of it but perhaps it was regional.
He was well known enough in his area that the state legislature renamed a stretch of highway after him a few years after his death.
I wonder how successful the church / churches have been since his death. Churches that are built around strong personalities sometimes have problems continuing after they are gone.
"I think some people love spiritual bondage just the way some people love physical bondage. It makes them feel secure. In the end though it is not healthy for the one who is lost over it or the one who is lives under the oppression even if by their own choice"
Titus2woman on AFF
"We did not wear uniforms. The lady workers dressed in the current fashions of the day, ...silks...satins...jewels or whatever they happened to possess. They were very smartly turned out, so that they made an impressive appearance on the streets where a large part of our work was conducted in the early years.
"It was not until long after, when former Holiness preachers had become part of us, that strict plainness of dress began to be taught.
"Although Entire Sanctification was preached at the beginning of the Movement, it was from a Wesleyan viewpoint, and had in it very little of the later Holiness Movement characteristics. Nothing was ever said about apparel, for everyone was so taken up with the Lord that mode of dress seemingly never occurred to any of us."
Quote from Ethel Goss (widow of 1st UPC Gen Supt. Howard Goss) book "The Winds of God"