Andrae Crouch, legendary gospel figure, dies at 72

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Associated Press: LOS ANGELES — Andrae Crouch, a legendary gospel performer, songwriter and choir director whose work graced songs by Michael Jackson and Madonna and movies such as “The Lion King,” has died. He was 72. Crouch died Thursday afternoon at Northridge Hospital Medical Center, where he had been admitted …

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Noted preacher A. Louis Patterson Jr. dies

Dr. A, Louis Patterson Jr., pastor of Mount Corinth Missionary Baptist Church, and nationally recognized preacher, died April 9th. He was 80 years old. Patterson led the Mount Corinth community for 44 years, was recognized by Ebony magazine as one of America’s greatest Black preachers and inducted into the Morehouse …

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