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October 6, 2011

Local Pastor Retires After 44 Years of Service

The Rev. June M. Cooper, due to health reasons, announced to her congregation on Sunday, August 28, 2011 her retirement as pastor of the Pentecostal Church, 106 S. Adams, Memphis, Missouri. Rev. June Cooper and her late husband, Donald, came to Memphis to open the church in September of 1967 in the former building on Adams Street. IN 1970, they began the building of the current church. Many people helped by donating labor, money and supplies. God has blessed the congregation through the years. Many lives have been changed because of this ministry. The congregation and the community have appreciated the many years of service Rev. Cooper and her late husband have given.

There will be an Open House Retirement Reception on Saturday, October 15, 2011 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Memphis Housing Authority Community Building, 31 Cornelius Ave. in Memphis. Everyone is invited to attend and wish her well.

At the announcement of Rev. Cooper's retirement, Rev. Leon M. Buford, assistant pastor, has been promoted to pastor.


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