The church's reverend, Theodore Newlin, his wife and baby were all killed in a mysterious car accident in mid 2008. His son, Steve Newlin, publicly pronounced the accident to be an assassination by vampires which turned out to be true. Theodore was killed under the orders of vampire Stan Baker.
Soon after, Steve filled his father's position as Head Pastor of the church. Steve, along with his wife, Sarah Newlin, ran the Light of Day Institute.
Much of the church's congregation is made up of victims of vampire attacks, former fangbangers, family members of vampire murder victims, and people who just hate vampires.
Light of Day Institute (L.O.D.I.) Edit
Many young supporters of the church strive to reach the Light of Day Leadership Conference. An elite few of these members are selected as Soldiers of the Sun (S.O.S.). The Light of Day Institute focuses on the preparedness of members for the "Vampire Armageddon" as well as though the Leadership Conference; attendees focus on the core tenets of bringing new people into the Church as well as the skills to back up their faith.
From the attendees of the Light of Day Institute - few are selected in order to join the Soldiers of the Sun. The S.O.S. mission statement involves the protection of the Human Race; the preservation and protection of the Fellowship of the Sun and above all the destruction of the Vampire Race.