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Oklahoma church installs first elders

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA. — Gary Jones Sr., at left with his wife, Deborah, and Jack Reynolds, at right with his wife, Anita, are installed as elders of the 175-member East Side Church of Christ in Oklahoma City. The two men are the first elders in the congregation’s history of nearly 50 years. Kent Allen, center, an elder of the Memorial Road Church of Christ in Edmond, Okla., speaks during the installation ceremony. The churches have cooperated in “United in Christ,” an effort to encourage unity and fellowship among predominantly black and predominantly white congregations in Oklahoma.
The East Side church also installed deacons Gary Jones Jr., Thomas McNeely Sr., Charles Greene, Ken Robinson Jr. and associate ministers DeMarcco Owens and Julian Cruz.

Filed under: National Staff Reports

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