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Black Pastors Work To Protect Churches From Violence -- In And Outside The Community

New Northside Missionary Baptist Church — a predominantly black Jennings church — is a welcoming space on the inside.

But on the outside, it’s fortified.

Armed security guards monitor the perimeter from the church’s parking lot, while there are several security cameras along the building's exterior.

The Rev. Rodrick Burton has led the congregation for seven years, during which the church lost five members to gun violence.

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