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

Larry joined the staff in 1988 and is the center's archivist and primary workshop leader. He was a member of a fringe Christian group prior to his work at Wellspring. Larry's hometown is Beachwood, Ohio, and he is married to Linda.

BA, German, Wheaton College, Illinois.

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 various conferences on cults and abberetional groups.

Was a 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

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