Lawrence A. Pile
B.A.,Cult Researcher
Workshop Leader

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.Pic of Larry

Biographical
Date of Birth: May 11, 1943
Hometown: Beachwood, Ohio
Marital Status: Married to Linda

Education
BA, German, Wheaton College, 1965

Role at Wellspring
Workshop developer/leader.
Resident cult and fringe group     researcher and archivist.
Consultant for families and friends of     cult victims.
Editor of Wellspring Journal.
Researcher for legal cases involving cults.

Related Activities
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 themes.
Presented plenary talk for the Plymouth Brethren Movement elders     conference in October 1998.
Conducted workshops at the Midwest Christian Outreach Conference in     1997 and 1999.
Conducted workshop on Galatians and legalism at the 2000 Personal     Freedom Outreach Conference.

Miscellaneous
Former member of a fringe Christian group.
Served three years in West Berlin as a German translator for U.S. Army     Security Agency.
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.

Stamp collecting.
Current events.
History of Russia and Germany.
Pink Panther movies.
Reading.