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Whitney Houston’s church mourns her death

NEWARK, N.J. (RNS) Anyone who knew Whitney Houston understands that her talent came from one place, the God she served at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark. This is where it all started for its daughter, where she was the darling of the choir as a child who left people speechless, belting outgospel songs and hymns. By Barry Carter.