The man who’s making headlines for his secret recordings of George W. Bush before he became President has some strong ties to Springfield. Doug Wead was a student in the mid-1960s at Central Bible College, dropped out after three years, and returned to Springfield in 1974 to start his writing career. He became an Amway distributor and for several years was a minister for the Assemblies of God, headquartered in Springfield. He and his wife left Springfield in 1990. He says he never intended the secret recordings he made of Bush to be made public, but he says his publisher has forced him to release them.
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