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Monday, 31 August 2015 (3069862)
Baptist church minister Allan certainly was 'Pastor Joke' at festival!
by Tom Martin


HUNDREDS of people have enjoyed a four-day festival of entertainment held in Netherton – which included a stand-up comedy performance by a local baptist minister!

The ‘I Heart Netherton' event, which was held at Killen Green Park between Wednesday, August 26 to Sunday, August 30, involved a whole range of activities for children and their families.

One of the highlights was an appearance on stage by Allan Finnegan, who is a pastor at Emmanuel Baptist Church but swapped reading prayers for telling jokes for an evening.

Allan's routine was part of a comedy night but it was hardly unfamiliar territory for the funny-man who has made audiences laugh across the country as part of other festivals.

Allan has been at Emmanual Baptist Church for eight years but in his spare time enjoys performing stand-up comedy.

Elsewhere during the I Heart Netherton event, there was also live music, a holiday club, sports tournaments, stalls, family activities and refreshments.

The festival was a joint project by Eden Netherton and Emmanuel Baptist Church.






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