A vision from God has inspired the formation of a new bank in North Carolina, planners say.

The organizers of Trinity Bank, to be based in Monroe, have gotten permission from the state's banking commission to raise at least $7 million of start-up capital. The idea to form a bank, they say, came in a vision experienced by Jeff Faulkner, one of the start-up's organizers and the president of a local insurance company. Mr. Faulkner will be a director of the new bank.

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