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Longtime Columbus pastor retires after 50 years

Reverend J.H. Flakes Jr. (Source: Fourth Street Missionary Baptist Church Website) Reverend J.H. Flakes Jr. (Source: Fourth Street Missionary Baptist Church Website)
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

After half-a-century of service to his church, a Columbus preacher is officially hanging up his robe.

Reverend J.H. Flakes Jr. of Fourth Street Missionary Baptist Church is officially retiring after serving 50 years at his church.

His last sermon is this Sunday at 3 p.m. during a retirement celebration where he will pass the job on to his son, Reverend J.H. Flakes III.

Flakes began preaching at Fourth Street Missionary Baptist Church in 1961.

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