Lawrence A. Pile
Larry joined the staff in 1988 and is the center's main
archivist and workshop leader. He was a member of a fringe Christian group
prior to his work at Wellspring.
Date of Birth: May 11, 1943
Hometown: Beachwood, Ohio
Marital Status: Married to Linda
BA, German, Wheaton College, 1965
Role at Wellspring
Resident cult and fringe group researcher and
Consultant for families and friends of cult victims.
Editor of Wellspring Journal.
Researcher for legal cases involving cults.
Authored a book on a well-known fringe church.
Edited several source volumes on abusive groups.
Has written pamphlets on specific cults and cult-related
Presented plenary talk for the Plymouth Brethren Movement elders conference
in October 1998.
Conducted workshops at the Midwest Christian Outreach Conference in 1997
Conducted workshop on Galatians and legalism at the 2000 Personal Freedom
Former member of a fringe Christian group.
Served three years in West Berlin as a German translator for U.S. Army
Was an interpreter of German, French and Russian on a fact-finding and
assistance team visiting Christians in Iron Curtain
countries in 1971.
Hobbies and Interests
Listening to classical music.
History of Russia and Germany.
Pink Panther movies.