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Brynne Larson is 18 years old and enjoys horseback riding and shopping.
Savannah Scherkenback is a 20-year-old university student who works part-time in retail, while her 18-year-old sister Tess spends two hours each day studying the piano.
Together the girls from Phoenix, Ariz., are preacher Bob Larson’s soldiers in a war raging between dark and the light.
Brynne cast out her first demon at age 13, she recalls.
And she’d like your child to follow her to the gates of Hell.
The three young girls travel as exorcists — performing rite after rite, sometimes night after night.
“Evil is a reality — everyone faces it,” says Brynne.
“We have a choice to face it and fight or turn our back.”
For Savannah, there are no doubts of demons.
The things they see, she says: “Defy human nature. To see a five-foot woman move four men around. It’s shocking and real.”
The atmosphere in a room is charged when a demon appears, the girls say.
“There’s almost a tangible presence of evil,” Tess insists.
They are Larson’s holy teen trinity.
“I am always present,” cautions the preacher, who for 30 years has used public debates, radio and YouTube to spread his message of exorcising evil.
“(And) these girls know more about exorcism than any pastor or priest in North America.”
You may have heard of Larson, or seen his work in the past week, as a video of him vanquishing a “homosexual sex demon” from a man during a church service spread like, well, hellfire.
Or maybe you spent $9.95 US to take his online “Demon Test” — 21 questions to find out if you have the Devil or his minions in you.
But it’s his plans for the future, including training young exorcists, that haven’t gotten much attention.
Which is a shame, because there are a lot of people who would be interested in a 68-year-old self-proclaimed ‘exorcist’ grooming teenage girls to spend their evenings with him. One can only hope that some of them are involved in law enforcement.