MEADE MINISTRIES. formerly End Times Ministries, latterly Mountaintop Ministries Worldwide: Charles Meade - Mind Control TV - The New York Times magazine -
13,655. The fire of God from Heaven fell upon me. It burned everything out of me. Charles Meade
13,656. Meade Ministries aka End Times Ministries: leader Charles Meade; membership: 3,500; location: Lake City, Florida. Mind Control
13,657. Initially, Charles Meade seemed harmless enough. In the early 1970s the convicted felon turned preacher started giving sermons in towns across the America mid-west. ibid.
13,658. Meade claimed to have met Jesus in person. And convinced his followers that only he could lead them to salvation. ibid.
13,659. Meade also taught that illness was a curse, and that prayer, not medicine, would heal. ibid.
133,768. The world will soon be engulfed in a flames, and the world would be in a famined state Meade has said, leaving his church standing as a beacon of light. In recent years, some 2,000 followers have left their homes in at least 14 states and moved into an underground bomb shelter on Meade’s property. There they lived by surviving on the word and eating their daily bread. The Meade-ites have prospered in local businesses, and the church has built a stunning $10 million worship center shaped like an overturned Noah’s ark – a design that is meant to attract new members. The New York Times magazine article Alex Heard & Peter Klebnikov 2013