The Macon community has lost an activist and a church is without its pastor after his death

Macon, GA – His name is Rev. Bryant Wardell Raines and he was the pastor at New Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church in Macon.

Unfortunately, he died at a hospital in Gainesville, Florida, on Wednesday.

He Raines was a 1995 graduate of Central High School and 1999 graduate of Clark Atlanta University.

Rev. Bryant Wardell Raines was installed as New Pilgrim’s second pastor in 2015 after his father,

Local religious leaders are taking to social media to extend their condolences to the Raines family and New Pilgrim community.

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