After several visits to The Eastside Vineyard Church (or TEVC) in Shelby, I DO NOT believe this organization is a cult. But it has a lot of cult like qualities. The lead pastor, Daniel Kopp, frequently reinforces that there is only one way to interpret the bible, his way. He often gives examples of how he has it all together and by being more like him, you'll be closer to God. EVERYTHING is either a miracle or a demon ranging from a stubbed toe to the changing of the weather. Almost everything that benefits his life, is a gift from God, even if it's at the expense of others. You can expect to be made to feel guilty for doing anything other than donating money to his church in order to pay for his and his wife's salaries. You'll also hear praises showered on people that volunteer their free time to do his house work and even babysit his kids! And finally if you pay close attention, you'll notice that in order to be in the "IN" crowd in this church, you'll need to eat, dress, drive, vacation and live your life the exact same way the pastor and his wife do. These things are subtle but definately there is you pay attention. That's why I don't think this organization is a Cult. But it has many cult like qualitites.