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Non-denominational Evangelical minister, Episcopal priest: One man leads two congregations in historic Catonsville church

Non-denominational Evangelical minister, Episcopal priest: One man leads two congregations in historic Catonsville church

It's 8 a.m. Sunday at St. Hilda's in Catonsville, and the priest in the pulpit wears a white robe and green chasuble to celebrate the Episcopal Mass — a formal liturgy with roots that date to the 16th century.

Two hours later, he has exchanged the alb and chasuble for a black Joe Flacco jersey to lead an evangelical service — his language now part Billy Graham, part Rodney Dangerfield.

"For the last seven weeks I've talked to you about sex," the Rev. Jason Poling says. "Today I'll address a completely separate issue: marriage."

Poling, 43, founded the evangelical New Hope Community Church in Pikesville 13 years ago. This year, at the...

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