Black History Makers

Black History – Andraé Crouch

Andraé Crouch – ‘The Father of Modern Gospel Music’ Andraé Crouch was a native of Los Angeles who drew worldwide acclaim for his transformative gospel music. Often referred to as “The Father of Modern Gospel Music,” Crouch and his sister, Sandra, served as pastors of New Christ Memorial Church in Pacoima. A prolific writer, musician, and arranger, Crouch composed over 1700 songs resulting in multiple Grammy awards, six GMA Dove Awards, an Oscar nomination for “The Color Purple,” and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Also, his work was featured in the movie, “The Lion King.” In a