Lawrence A. Pile,
Cult Researcher, Workshop Leader
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.
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
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
fact-finding and assistance team visiting Christians in Iron Curtain
countries in 1971.
Listening to classical music
History of Russia and Germany
Pink Panther movies