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BET to Stream Gospel Legend Andrae Crouch’s Celebration of Life Services

Andrae Crouch

BET is set to steam the celebration of Gospel Legend Andraé Crouch’s life on Tuesday, January 20th and Wednesday, January 21st. The services can be viewed by clicking here and will take place at West Angeles Church of God In Christ, located at 3045 Crenshaw Blvd in Los Angeles, California. Both services are open to the public. Details can be found below.

The funeral will be officiated by Bishop Kenneth Ulmer, with a eulogy by Pastor Marvin Winans. The services will include appearances and performances by Rev. Jesse Jackson, Yolanda Adams, Kurt Carr, Donnie McClurkin, Donald Lawrence, Karen Clark-Sheard, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Fred Hammond, BeBe Winans, CeCe Winans, Hezekiah Walker, Kirk Franklin, Dr. Bobby Jones, Kim Burrell, Pastor Shirley Ceasar, Byron Cage, Edwin Hawkins, Lynette Hawkins-Stephens, David and Nicole Binion, Erica Campbell, Smokey Norful, Richard Smallwood, Israel Houghton, Bryan Duncan, Ledisi, Tata Vega and more to be announced.

An all-star band has been assembled by Mano Hanes and Bill Maxwell, including an 80-voice choir. In addition, video tributes will be shown by Bishop T.D. Jakes, Kenneth Copeland and Michael W. Smith.

Andraé’s accolades include 7 Grammy Awards, 6 GMA Dove Awards, an Academy Award nomination for “The Color Purple,” induction into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His songs have been recorded by everyone from Elvis Presley to Paul Simon, and he worked as a producer and arranger with many of music’s top artists, including Michael Jackson, Madonna, Quincy Jones, Diana Ross, Elton John and many others. Andraé can also be heard on Michael Jackson’s hit singles “Man in the Mirror,” “Keep the Faith,” “Will You Be There” and “Earth Song.”

Statement from Light Records and eOne Music on the Passing of Music Legend Andraé Crouch:

The Light Records / eOne Music family is deeply saddened by the passing of Andraé Crouch. Mr. Crouch was a remarkable man, minister and artist whose legacy will endure throughout the ages. His contributions to modern music and our culture are immeasurable. We send prayers and our deepest condolences to his loved ones and fans all over the world.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Viewing
7:00 p.m. – Service Time

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015
10:00 a.m. – Viewing
11:00 a.m. – Service Time
Bishop Charles E. Blake, Pastor

In lieu of flowers, please send tax-deductible donations to:
Andraé Crouch Memorial Fund
c/o New Christ Memorial Church
13333 Vaughn Street
Pacoima, CA 91340

Cards and letters may be sent to:
New Christ Memorial Church
Attn.: Mauri Jones
13333 Vaughn Street
Pacoima, CA 91340

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