Back in the fall of 1994, the Trinity Foundation sent one of its investigators undercover for months inside the Word of Faith Fellowship of Spindale, North Carolina for Inside Edition. Now the church is accused of holding one of its members against his will and physically assaulting him. Four church members who are also members of its security team have been charged with with false imprisonment and misdemeanor stalking and authorities are looking into a complaint filed in February by Michael Lowry that he was physically assaulted, knocked unconscious and then held for months against his will from August 1st through November 19th, 2011. Asheville ABC affiliate television station WLOS first reported the accusations on Thursday, October 19th and the Charlotte Observer posted the story with some more details on Monday October 22nd (neither story is available any longer on their websites as of March 2017). See our more recent posting of an AP article in 2017.
Click below to watch an Inside Edition broadcast about the Word of Faith Fellowship from 17 years ago: