New church practices old-time religion

READY FOR MINISTRY—Caleb Smith, pastor at the recently formed Thousand Oaks Presbyterian Church, with wife, Erika, and the couple’s three children, from left: Oliver, 2; Ezra, 2 months; and Joel, 4. Courtesy photoThe Rev. Caleb Smith grew up in a charismatic Word of Faith church that taught faith could literally heal a believer.
So when Smith was in high school and his father became ill with a neurological disease, it created a crisis of faith.
Smith’s dad received one pastoral visit from his ch...

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