Former FBC pastor named to ‘Hall of Fame’

Published 3:46 pm Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A former pastor at First Baptist Church in Atmore is among the newest members of the Alabama Men’s Hall of Fame.

Dr. Norman Henry “John” McCrummen II was posthumously inducted into the hall Tuesday, Sept. 23, at The Club in Birmingham. He was joined in the hall of fame class by the late Clare Purcell, a noted Methodist leader.

McCrummen, who died in 2002 at the age of 81, was pastor of churches in Atmore, Selma and Birmingham before becoming president of Judson College in Marion, in 1970.

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McCrummen retired as Judson president in 1990, and served as
chancellor until his death. He also served as the president of the Association of Southern Baptist Colleges and Schools. He authored a collection of sermons, titled A Dozen Roses.

According to the Men’s Hall of Fame guidelines, honorees must be men “whose lives have impacted the state, nation and the world.” They must have been deceased for at least two years.

Plaques recognizing the hall members are housed in Samford Library’s Harwell G. Davis Library.