The boys at the Laguna house were cheered by the possibility of doing some recording and eagerly anticipated work as full-time musicians. Discussions centering around philosophy and religion dominated much of the conversation, and a couple of the guys even went so far as to suggest that it was God who had brought them all together. And who could say that He hadn't, for the Lord began to move directly in each of their lives. The changes clicked along like dominoes. Fred Field accepted Jesus after reading a tract someone had given him, and Jay came to know the Lord through a friend. Their enthusiasm for this new life in Jesus quite naturally affected Tommy and Chuck, who, although still unsure, remained opened to it. A mild conflict resulted as the four of them became involved in complex arguments over doctrines they knew nothing about.
Finally, someone suggested they seek counsel at a Christian commune in nearby Newport Beach. Anxious to find some answers, Jay, Fred, Tommy and Chuck piled into a van and headed for the commune. Their reception at the commune and later at Calvary Chapel was unlike anything they had ever experienced.