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25 years for local pastor come to a close
Pastor Whitfield - photo by Tenell Felder
Reverend Douglas Whitfield, or "Preacher Doug" as he is known by church and community members, will be retiring from 25 years as pastor of Pine Grove Baptist Church on Sunday. "It’s been a good 25 years, too … I’ve seen a whole generation grow up in this church, get married and have children … That’s the nice part, seeing them grow up and become leaders," said Whitfield. In October of 1987, Whitfield became the pastor of Pine Grove Baptist Church.