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By Rebecca Gourley

Nazarene Church welcomes new pastor


Rebecca Gourley

NEW FACES: Patti and Phil Baldwin make music at the Nazarene Church. Phil Baldwin is the new pastor there. The Baldwins were previously in Republic, Wash., a town similar to Goldendale.

The Church of the Nazarene here in Goldendale is seeing two fresh faces on Sundays. Pastor Phil Baldwin gave his first sermon two Sundays ago, with his wife Patti by his side. “I didn’t scare them too bad,” joked the pastor. “Nobody threw anything.”

The lively and informal practices of Pastor Phil are his strengths, he says. The pair came from Republic, Wash., a town similar to Goldendale in its culture and that few have heard of.

“But hey, for several ways it’s an upgrade for us because we didn’t have a McDonald’s or a Dairy Queen or Chinese food,” said Phil.

They have an indisputable passion for music and plan to incorporate it into every Sunday service.

“I play...

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