By Henry Bryant
The Reverend Ted Boland, Pastor of Moreland Avenue Baptist for 39 years, passed away August 8, 2011. He was 80 years old and lived in Lawrenceville. Moreland Avenue Baptist was a fixture on the corner of Moreland and Glenwood Avenues in East Atlanta for many years before the congregation sold the property to First Iconium Baptist, which is still located at that site. Moreland Avenue Baptist moved to Ponce de Leon Avenue in Druid Hills when the building in East Atlanta was sold. Rev. Boland is survived by his wife, Jeri Boland, who is the Director at Branan Towers Senior Living Facility on Glenwood Avenue in East Atlanta Village.