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Pastor find his way to new church via unusual route
Father Barnabas Powell points out some of the features of the church. - photo by AUTUMN MCBRIDE

Forsyth - Some people sense a calling early in life but make other stops along the way before answering it.

Such is the case with Father Barnabas Powell, the new pastor of Saints Raphael, Nicholas and Irene Greek Orthodox Church.

Raised a devout Christian, Powell said his family left the Baptist church and found a new spiritual home in a small, Pentecostal church in Marietta.

Even as a youth, Powell said he sensed a call to be a minister.

"Some of my earliest memories are of being in church, listening to the exciting sermons and the passionate music," he said.



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