The Rev. Scottie Swinney, who led St. James AME Church for 18 years, is the new pastor of Allen Temple AME Church in Atlanta.
His first Sunday was June 7. The new pastor of St. James is the Rev. Richard Allen Washington, formerly of First African AME Church in Athens, Ga. Washington is a Columbus native. He is a graduate of the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta.
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