Jeremy Aldrich -- December 17th, 2010
It’s a story of murder, fraud, and disagreements about church leadership — and it unfolded right here in the “quiet town of Harrisonburg”, according to the upcoming edition of Washington Post Magazine.
The very public drama at the Harrisonburg Church of Christ between Pastor Bill Drumheller (who, unknown to congregants, was a convicted murderer and the coordinator of a Medicare scam in the 80’s) and two of the church’s elders had been covered extensively by WHSV and a local newspaper. Now it’s the subject of a multi-page feature article in the Washington Post Magazine, due out in print on Sunday:
The Harrisonburg Church of Christ is an unlikely setting for a bedtime horror story, the kind of Southern Gothic tale involving murder and mendacity and money and treachery and, by many accounts, the handiwork of Satan himself.
Spoiler alert: after courtroom drama and several tense church meetings, Pastor Drumheller left the Harrisonburg area and the church continues on at its previous location.