A look ahead: Exclusive look inside `The Gathering`

(WMC-TV) – Action News 5 will take you inside an alternative community, which is led by an even more alternative leader.

Action News 5's Joe Birch was granted exclusive access into the world of a modern-day monk with his own flock of followers.

Twenty-eight people live on the property, and they have given up everything to be there.

"We had built a large home on about 40 acres five years before we came here. We now live in a house that could have fit in our living room," said Mark Shepler, follower.

What possesses a person to give up everything for such a unique lifestyle? Joe Birch will take you inside the fascinating world – that is right in our own backyard.

Tune into Action News 5 at 10 p.m. TONIGHT to learn about "The Gathering".

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