Note: "Together in the Harvest Ministries" (Steve Hill) and "Partners in Revival" (John Kilpatrick) ministries are now both members of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.
Pensacola -- Pastor John Kilpatrick likes to be in control of his congregation.
He has said so in his sermons, on revival videotapes and in his autobiography.
Whether it is leading his people in prayer for revival or denouncing dissenters from his pulpit, Kilpatrick has made it clear he is in charge.
In the 2 1/2 years since the Pensacola Brownsville Revival began, however, Kilpatrick has yielded to a higher power.
He says he has seen visions -- angels, healing bubbles, strange projectiles -- that he cannot explain. He has talked to God. God has talked to him.
Kilpatrick has found himself addressing his congregation in an unfamiliar language -- not quite speaking in tongues, yet not quite English.
He acknowledges that God powers the car, but it is clear that Kilpatrick is still at the wheel.
He has refused to disclose his salary, not even to his own congregation, although pastors in most other denominations readily make that information known.
He has used his pulpit to prophesize dire retribution against revival critics.
He has told people who left his church they were "devil possessed" even though some were his strong supporters before the revival began.
The News Journal, during a four-month investigation of the revival and its leaders, has found other things that Kilpatrick likes besides control:
Kilpatrick dismisses criticism of his lifestyle.
"I have always strived to set an example by not living above the means of my people," he said in an interview with the News Journal.
A number of neighbors, former friends and former church members disagree. While they are willing to talk about his excesses, and in most cases provide documentation, they insisted they not be named because they fear retaliation.