"R.I.P. Andra√© Crouch" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward
I'm saddened by the news
of the death of Andra√© Crouch
, who died yesterday.
You may not know about Andra√© Crouch, but in the late 70's and 80's, he was a huge hit among Pentecostals. I was Pentecostal.
He had a huge influence on my spiritual life. He inspired me to learn how to play the piano... by ear and just chording... so I could play "Soon and Very Soon", "Jesus is the Answer", "It Won't Be Long", "My Tribute", and more.
I read his autobiography, "Through It All", and it really freaked me out. With his talk about experiencing demons and the like, it fanned my deep spiritual fears into flame, making me even more zealous than I was before. If that was possible!
I'd seen Andra√© Crouch many times in concert. Always amazing. I had all his records.
He has always been considered by me one of my spiritual mentors in the earliest days of my Christian walk as a teenager and young adult.
R.I.P. Andra√© Crouch!
By the way, a lot of the members of The Lasting Supper
share similar Christian experiences as I do. We are a very diverse group. But we are not afraid to share our stories. Come and join us!