Charity Rakestraw is the author of Ministers and Masters: Methodism, Manhood, and Honor in the Old South (published as Charity R. Carney, LSU Press, 2011). She has taught or served in leadership positions in higher education for over eight years and currently holds the position of Project Manager for Program Development at Western Governors University. WGU is a non-profit, competency-based online university largely focused on serving non-traditional students. Rakestraw has written as a regular columnist for the Daily Sentinel, in Nacogdoches, Texas, and is a contributor to the Religion in American History blog (usreligion.blogspot.com). Currently, her research interests include the making of the modern megachurch and its impact on American religious culture. She is working on a monograph on the historical underpinnings of the megachurch phenomenon in the southern United States.
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