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For an old Lynn church, a new face

Rev. Pete Balentine is the new pastor of Washington Street Baptist Church in Lynn. (Spenser R. Hasak)
Even before taking his job as Washington Street Baptist Church’s new pastor, Peter Balentine fell in love with what he called “the United Nations of Lynn.” “The ethnic diversity really reflects Lynn. It is a comfortable place,” he said.  Since starting work last month, Balentine has returned Sunday services halted by the pandemic to in-person…

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