August 21, 2004

NEWS FEATURE: Pastor Climbed Out of the Bottle, Into the Pulpit

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c. 2004 Religion News Service FLINT, Mich. Thomas Tarpley was only 4 when he got drunk on homemade wine. By the time he was in his mid-20s, the high school dropout had tried just about every kind of booze and drugs as a full-blown alcoholic. Today, Tarpley, 62, is pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church […]

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