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A Blast from the Past: NPR chronicles merger between a black church and a white church
Originally posted by NPR on August 28, 2009

Pastor Lincoln Bingham’s predominantly black church – St. Paul Missionary Baptist — was bursting at the seams. And Pastor Mark Payton’s mostly white church — Shively Heights Baptist — was worried about its longtime viability because of an older congregation. So the two pastors did something few black and white churches have ever done: merge. Pastors Payton and Bingham talk about their newly unified congregation and their first integrated Sunday service.

Black and White Churches Merge in Louisville

Listen to the news story above or read the transcript at http://www.npr.org.

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