Is This What Happened When Wooded Hills Drove a Demon Out of an Aisle in a Convenience Store in Menominee Falls, Wisconsin?

A video surfaced on Twitter of a female who tried to drive a demon out of a supermarket this afternoon. It led me to ask the question, is this what my former third wave charismatic church in Milwaukee tried to do in a convenience store with a youth group? How did I get involved in Wooded Hills Bible Church? Good God!

“Everywhere I looked, demons of the future were on the battlegrounds of one’s emotional plane.”

David Bowie   

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.

Matthew 19:14 NIV

When I was at Wooded Hills Bible Church Trish Stern who led the adult ministry at the time told me of a group activity that took place once. The high school youth group wanted to get into fighting spiritual warfare. You can read about other activities in the church in the following post, “A Season of Third Wave Theology at Wooded Hills Church in 1997-1998 in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin Area.So Trish Stern sent the youth group to a local convenience store where they went to fight a demon in the aisle. That puzzled me. Fifteen years later I still can’t believe what I have heard. 

Earlier today on Twitter I saw a video of a women that tried to drive a demon out of a grocery store aisle and it got me thinking. Wooded Hills was the experience similar to what you see below? 

By the way Newsweek also wrote about this as well. 


11 thoughts on “Is This What Happened When Wooded Hills Drove a Demon Out of an Aisle in a Convenience Store in Menominee Falls, Wisconsin?

    • Already anticipated you, Nyssa of the Fuzzy Feet:

      “For the wisdom of this world is Foolishness with God.” — 1 Cor 3:19
      “Keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called” — 1 Tim 6:20

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    • Agreed. This person has severe mental issues that were in place long before her “theology.”

      I would have very much liked to have known the remainder of the story. I assume the cops were called and she was taken into custody.

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      • And if she is in some sort of pentecostal/charismatic church, her mental issues would have been mistaken for Faith and Holiness.

        Like “Rockin’ Rollin”, AKA “The John 3:16 Guy”, inspiration for Steve Taylor’s “Bannerman” — back in the Eighties, he’d attend media-covered public events with a rainbow fright wig and when the cameras went on him would hold up a big banner reading “JOHN 3:16”. Apparently he had mental issues that just kept growing and fermenting until he eventually went off the deep end; ended up barricaded in a room at the LAX Hyatt taking a hostage and hanging bedsheets spray-painted with Bible verses out the window. The LAPD SWAT team had to dig him out.

        What gets me is nobody noticed he was losing it. You don’t just wake up one morning and start planting bombs and taking hostages; he must have been deteriorating for some time. And nobody noticed, especially since by the end his only contacts were from church. Only thing I could figure was his behavior as he went off the deep end got mistaken for Faith and Godliness — I mean, he was Witnessing with SCRIPTURE! Souls Were Being SAVED! On Fire for The LORD! And his mental issues just kept growing and deterioriating until one day it hit critical mass and he’s taking hostages in the Hyatt.

        And I do remember that when he went to jail for that little stunt, one of the spins in Christianese media was PERSECUTION!

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  1. Actually let me expand upon that. Some of the charismatic situations I saw and heard about leave me to wonder. Do these kinds of organizations attract people who are mentally ill? If so its damning because then these organizations can also come out against mental health treatment as everything is spiritual warfare. Why take medicine or see a psychiatrist if you just need Jesus. Over at the blog SGM Survivors when Sovereign Grace was a third wave organization people were discouraged from seeking mental health treatment, and some committed suicide. That’s why these issues need to be raised. Thanks Nyssa!

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    • Do these kinds of organizations attract people who are mentally ill?

      I would be surprised if they didn’t. People in need of healing go looking for people who promise they can heal.

      I have mixed feelings about charismatic churches. I’m not going to say that they are always bad… but they are no less dysfunctional than anywhere else. Everyone who grows up in one has a story of pretending, just to go along with the crowd. It can become very works-based. And that’s even before you consider all the con men.


  2. Though it’s not clear if the DEMONS! “Karen for Christ” was going all Spiritual Warfare against were DEMON Demons or just the other shoppers getting in her Entitled way.

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