That’s what Pastor Phil Wyman and his small congregation have been trying to do for years in Salem, Massachusetts. I’ve been to his church, The Gathering. It’s right on main street, surrounded by New Age shops, palm readers, and other storefronts with pagan and occult paraphernalia. The Gathering meets in The Vault, a former bank on that street.
Phil is out there. In fact, he’s so out there that he was kicked out of the Four Square, a pretty out-there denomination. But he has persisted, participating in Halloween and other pagan festivals in Salem, and also going to Burning Man and Rainbow Gatherings with a Christian witness.
Now The Gathering is in trouble. They need to raise $50,000 right away to stay in their building and maintain that witness in Salem. You can donate here, and you can see their video request below: