This article is about the Eastern Orthodox minister and leader of the Jesus movement. For bishop in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, see Duane C. Pederson.
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Duane Pederson is a former "Jesus freak" (in his terminology), and leader of the "Jesus movement". In his capacity as founding editor of the Hollywood Free Paper, he has often been credited with coining the terms "Jesus people" and "Jesus movement". Pederson clarified in an audio interview that those exact words were placed in his mouth by a news agency when he said "We're people who love Jesus." However, Pederson did popularize the words "Jesus People" and "Jesus Movement" in the pages of the Hollywood Free Paper.