2nd Victory in Jesus: Book 3 of the Goins Bricolage: A Saga of Tecumseh & Stonewall Counties in the State of Indiana: 1980-1981 by Lawrence Alexander Lawrence
2nd VICTORY IN JESUS is the third volume of THE GOINS BRICOLAGE, a saga of Tecumseh and Stonewall Counties in the State of Indiana. It is the second part of the tale of Lamar Ainsley Goins, an inept, middle-aged minister of the Gospel who despite himself achieves national and even international success in the late 1970s and early 80s as pastor of The Temple of Holy Truth & World Outreach Center of Aschburgh.
Lamar Ainsley Goins, the youngest child of the late Wilton Fox Goins, the greatest man ever to emerge from Aschburgh, has now settled into his unanticipated success, and sets his eye on ministering to a better educated and more affluent clientele to the north of Indianapolis. He puts in motion a plan to get rid of his Pentecostal ties, his grubby, down-at-the-heels Prophetess OnFire, as well as his working-class Board members and song-leader, while improving his grammar and adding the Rabboni Barry Wolfowitz, a dynamic trumpet-playing and yarmulke-wearing ersatz Christian-Jew. As Lamar finally achieves the Victory for which he seems to have been destined, the ever conniving founding pastor of the Temple, Doctor Carter Bald, no longer pursued by the FBI and IRS, returns to Tecumseh County with a plan to take back the church and destroy Lamar's ministry.