Fla. Church That Once Banned Blacks Now Has First-Ever African-American Pastor

(Photo: Facebook/First United Methodist Church of St. Augustine)First United Methodist Church of St. Augustine, Florida.

A Florida congregation that once refused to allow African Americans to attend worship services recently appointed its first African-American pastor.

The Rev. Juana Jordan is now serving as pastor of First United Methodist Church of St. Augustine, a congregation with about 500 members.

Jordan officially began her appointment at the church on July 1 and will continue until the following July 1, when the UMC regional conference may decide to send her to another church.

In an interview with The Christian Post on Monday, Jordan explained that while she “feels good to be the pastor of any church appointment,” this particular appointment is “an awesome privilege.”

“I’m humbled by it…

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