At The Greater First Baptist Church in Washington, members were looking forward to seeing “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” the movie inspired by Eugene Allen, a member of their church who died in 2010. Allen served as a butler at the White House for more than half a dozen administrations. He served as an usher and trustee at the church where he was a member for six decades. These photos give glimpses of one Sunday (Aug. 4, 2013) at the church.

Religion News Service photos by  Adelle M. Banks

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Categories: Beliefs

Adelle M. Banks

Adelle M. Banks is production editor and a national correspondent at RNS. She joined the staff in 1995 after working for more than 10 years at daily newspapers in the upstate New York communities of Binghamton and Syracuse, The Providence Journal and the Orlando Sentinel.

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