Reverand Mayor Charles Dexter Ward
Charles Dexter Ward was abandoned as an infant and raised as a ward of the state moving from foster home to foster home. He did well in school and eventually double majored in theology and history at UCSF. He dropped out after 2 years to attend seminary school.
A few years later he started to make a name for himself as an evangelist, but his views and sermons were strange interpretations of the traditional bible. They spoke of primarily the All-Seeing Eye as a central figure of worship. This caused the church to eventually distance itself from CDW, and referred to his following as a cult. The reverand opened his Church of the Watchful in Morro Bay and quickly gathered influence in the local politics.