Reporters Roundtable - Day 1 of the 2019 General Conference

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The 2019 special General Conference has been celebratory but at the same time subdued, say three communicators working at the historic St. Louis event. The Rev. Art McClanahan speaks with Tim Jones and Annette Spence of the Holston Conference and Jackie Campbell of the Western Pennsylvania Conference on a reporter’s roundtable on Day 1 of the General Conference.

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