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Perham's Pastor Dirk Currier, left, attended the Jimmy Swaggart Bible College in Louisiana during the 1970's, where Currier won a weightlifting title as a student. Currier is pictured here with Rev. Donnie Swaggart at Northwoods Assembly of God Church.

Saving souls-with a rock n' roll edge

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The line separating old-time rock n' roll and old-time religion gets a little blurry when a fire and brimstone preacher raises your temperature and moves your soul.


Just ask wildman piano-rocker Jerry Lee Lewis. Or Jerry Lee's cousin, country singer Mickey Gilley.

Or ask another cousin, Louisiana preacher-man Jimmy Swaggart-one of the most charismatic broadcast evangelists of all time.

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