The members of Trinity Baptist Church are thrilled to welcome their handsome and affable new pastor, Rev. David Lawrence. What they don't know is that the real Rev. Lawrence is lying at the bottom of a swamp, courtesy of the escaped serial killer who is now assuming his identity. When mutilated corpses start turning up in the fields outside of town, detectives Jeff Foley and Frank Thompson begin to suspect that the new pastor is dealing quite harshly with those he considers 'sinners'.