The Rev. Cromwell Handy, a Montgomery native, will give his first sermon as the new pastor at Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church on Jan. 6. / Amanda Sowards/Advertiser
Dec 29, 2012 | Montgomery Advertiser
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A new pastor has taken over as the spiritual leader of one of Montgomery's most historic churches that was once led by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
The Rev. Cromwell Handy is the new pastor of Montgomery's Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church. The church founded in 1877 is best known for King's tenure as a young pastor there in the 1950s. He helped lead the Montgomery Bus Boycott while at the church.
The Montgomery Advertiser reports that it's the first church the 55-year-old Handy has led as pastor. He says he understands the historical significance of the position.
Charlane Killough Griffith of Montgomery, Alabama, and previously of Birmingham, Alabama, passed away unexpectedly and went to rest with her mother and father on Monday, June 6, 2011 at the age of 53. She was proceeded in death by her father, Charles E. Killough, and her mother, Marian E. Killough.
Brenda C. Lusco Cronier lost her battle with cancer on January 1, 2005 at the too young age of 48. She was born on November 28, 1956. Brenda is survived by her parents, Robert A Lusco, Sr. and Patricia A Lusco; her husband, William F. Cronier; her son, William Benjamen Cronier and her daughter, Cary Kay Cronier. Brenda is also survived by her brothers Billy E. Lusco and Robert A. Lusco Jr; and by three sisters, Robbie G. Easterling, Dorothy Louise Pruitt, Melissa A. Meriwether and two grandchildren.