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Hospital Board Questions Pastor’s Ties

Halifax Health
The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

  A Volusia County pastor who recently spoke in support of the CEO of Halifax Health is one of two people hired at $60,000 a year to be a community outreach consultant, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

Rev. John T. Long of The Tubman-King Community Church signed his contract with Halifax the same day he expressed support for the hospital’s CEO Jeff Feasel during a vote to oust him, the News-Journal reports.

Long’s financial connection to the hospital was surprise to some board members, according to the News-Journal.

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