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Book details church's local history

By Phyllis Moore
Published in News on July 10, 2011 1:50 AM


The love of reading as a child and the ability to open up the world to children led Jane Rustin to become a librarian. At the end of this month, she will end that career as she retires as the director of Wayne County Public Library.

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Danny Rollins, an ordained minister and chief of the language and communications department at Wayne Community College, stands in the sanctuary of Maranatha Seventh Day Adventist Church, once home to the Oak Street Pentecostal Holiness Church, which is now The First Pentecostal Holiness Church of Goldsboro. Rollins was commissioned to write a history of the Pentecostal denomination, which has many ties to Goldsboro.

In downtown Goldsboro, at the base of the courthouse steps along Walnut Street, is a weathered green plaque commemorating the origin of the Pentecostal Holiness church. The site marks where Abner Crumpler of Clinton first pitched his gospel tent...

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