Like the Rev. Jones, Pierce demanded that everyone within the area of his claimed authority partake of the divinely inspired vision he has received.
"I have preached a vision," Pierce declares, "and the Lord put me here for a reason."To be more specific, Pierce was providentially deposited in Barry Township to steel its torpid citizenry against the day when Jihadists, school shooters, drug lords, and perhaps even killer robots descend upon the village in an outpouring of apocalyptic fury. Sure, this hasn't happened ? but it could happen, in the same sense that a convergence of atmospheric anomalies could cause the skies to rain artichokes.