Gilead, being where it was in the city, was often victimized on Sunday mornings by the unknowing and the unworshipful
. They caused distress in various ways: staggering forward though John did not have altar calls; singing in tongues, in no earthly key and between hymns; providing unsolicited responses -- occasionally, a passable "Hallelujah!" but, more often, "Where's the *#!%!* john?" (not meaning the minister).