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'Conscience of Harvard' marks 40 years of ministry

Governor Deval Patrick embraced the Rev. Peter J. Gomes before a special service held yesterday at The First Baptist Church of Plymouth. The church was celebrating the 40th anniversary of Gomes's ordination. Governor Deval Patrick embraced the Rev. Peter J. Gomes before a special service held yesterday at The First Baptist Church of Plymouth. The church was celebrating the 40th anniversary of Gomes's ordination. (Tom Herde for The Boston Globe)
By John C. Drake
Globe Staff / June 2, 2008

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PLYMOUTH - A theologian who has been called "the conscience of Harvard" drew hundreds of supporters yesterday to his home church, where he celebrated 40 years of ministry in a sanctuary where he is better known as a son of Plymouth. (Full article: 612 words)

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