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Reverend Lewis
Reverend Lewis infobox
Biographical Information

Salem, Massachusetts





Physical Information
Hair Color


Eye Color


Relationship Information

Mercy Lewis (daughter)

Character Information
Portrayed By
  • J.D. Evermore (in The Vow)
  • Thomas Francis Murphy (S1-2)


First Appearance

The Vow

Last Appearance

The Wine Dark Sea

The witches have already taken your life. I no longer fear the puritans claiming mine.
— Rev. Lewis to his daughter

Reverend Lewis was the pastor of Salem Church, and father of Mercy Lewis, a possessed girl who was a pivotal element in the Salem Witch Trials.

He was a minor recurring character primarily portrayed by actor Thomas Francis Murphy.

Early Life Edit

Little is known about the life of Rev. Lewis, the Shepherd of the Salem town. According to his daughter Mercy, he visited his daughter at night to have intercourses with her, thus making him an incestuous pedophile.

Personality Edit

Reverend Lewis was a fervent Puritan, shepherd of souls in Salem, Massachusetts. Despite his prestigious position, he was forced to step aside when Cotton Mather, and later his father Increase Mather, came to Salem to conduct a fierce witch hunt. Reverend Lewis showed he was fond of his daughter when he tried to exorcise her, even though it was illegal to practice such ritual according to Puritan legislation.

Physical Appearance Edit

A man in his fifties, stout, flabby face, thick reddish hair, and a full beard of the same color. Dressed according to the Puritan customs.

Throughout the Salem Series Edit

To Be Added

Memorable Quotes Edit

Mercy Lewis: "They will hang you if they learn of this."
Reverend Lewis: "The witches have already taken your life. I no longer fear the Puritans claiming mine. The wretched spirit that inhabits you must be excised. Do you trust me, Mercy? That I would do nothing to hurt you?"
Mercy Lewis: "Well, of course not. Father!"
Reverend Lewis: "I am, uh, astounded at the charity you've shown my child, but if I wish to see her, is that not a father's right?"
Mary Sibley: "Why, in particular, do you wish to see her, Reverend? Were you perhaps considering another exorcism? Do your days grow dull, lacking a child to beat and torture and the nights far too lonely with no daughter to visit?"
Reverend Lewis: "I would never..."
Mary Sibley: "Mercy is mine. Return here again and these accusations will be made public."
Children, Be Afraid

Appearances Edit

Gallery Edit

Name Edit

  • Nameless: Rev. Lewis is one of the few characters that has not yet been referred by his first name.
  • Lewis: Derived from the given name Lewis, Medieval English form of Louis. A famous bearer was Lewis Carroll (1832-1898), the author of 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'. This was also the surname of C. S. Lewis (1898-1963), the author of the 'Chronicles of Narnia'.

Status and Rank Edit

  • Reverend, member of the Protestant clergy. In some situations, the title "reverend" is used synonymously with "pastor" (as a priest of a church), but more properly denotes the ministerial office. In the case of Reverend Lewis, he seems to be more a pastor of the Church that a religious minister.

Trivia Edit

  • In The Vow, a woman and a little girl are shown out of Mercy's room, but are neither named nor shown in later episodes. They could be his wife and daughter, or neighbors, assisting the Reverend during Mercy's illness.
  • The character was played by a different actor in the pilot episode, then permanently replaced by Thomas Francis Murphy in all other episodes of first and second seasons.

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