Claims that a Bible in Dalton is flowing with oil undermined by new information

Staff photo by Wyatt Massey / Jerry Pearce holds his oil-soaked Bible. Despite years of being submerged, the Bible has no visible damage. Photo taken Nov. 19 at the Wink Theatre in Dalton, Georgia. I

Updated at 9:55 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020: The team hosting the events posted on its website that the Bible stopped flowing with oil on Jan. 10, though they made no mention of this at its weekly gatherings since that day or when speaking to the Times Free Press nearly two weeks later. The group stopped distributing oil on Feb. 4 and will no longer hold services in Dalton, according to the online statement.

Chemical analysis tests gathered by the Times Free Press challenge the basis of a popular Dalton, Georgia, ministry that claims to have a Bible flowing with oil.

Each week, hundreds of people come to Dalton's Wink Theater to see the Bible owned by Jerry Pearce. Those who gather described deep religious experiences when the oil Bible touched them.