. . . is never to join the cult in the first place. There is a Yahoo group set up specifically to answer questions people might have about the R.L. Hymers “church.” It’s even open to members of the cult who might wonder what they’re getting into—or how to get out.
The former Hymerites’ experience spans at least two decades of the cult’s existence. (I should say, “the cults’ existence,” since Bob Hymers keeps changing the name of his group. His cults were/are, in order: Maranatha Chapel, The Open Door Community Churches, The Fundamentalist Army, and now the Baptist Tabernacle, aka “oh, a church near the Staples Center.”)