The Gathering at Salem

The Gathering is led by pastor Phil Wyman, author of Burning Religion (Create Space, 2015).

We moved to Salem, MA from Southern California in 1999 to plant the church. From the beginning we studied and befriended the Pagan community, because we understood that it was a significant portion of the local population (in contrast to most places in the world), and a political force within the city. There had been years of antagonism between the city, the Christians, and the Pagans, and it was our goal to help alleviate that tension.

We engage with Pagans (Witches, Druids, Pagans, Heathen, Wiccans, and a wide variety of other Pagan traditions), and Atheists.