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Rebecca never felt safe as a child.  In 1969, her father, Robert Nichols, moved to
Sellerstown, North Carolina, to serve as a pastor.  There he found a small
community eager to welcome him—with one exception.  Glaring at him from pew
number seven was a man obsessed with controlling the church.  Determined to get
rid of anyone who stood in his way, this tormented man unleashed a plan of terror
designed to drive them from town “walking, crawling, dead or alive.”


Rebecca’s father stood his ground until one night when an armed man walked into

the family kitchen…and Rebecca’s life was shattered.  If anyone had a reason to

harbor hatred and seek personal revenge, it would be Rebecca.  Yet The Devil in

Pew Number Seven tells a different story.  It is the amazing true saga of relentless

persecution, one family’s faith and courage in the face of it, and a daughter whose

parents taught her that forgiveness is the language of heaven.