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The Reverend Dr. Alice Hubbard Crenshaw, AME Chaplain

Received her early childhood education in the New Orleans Public School System, a graduate of Mc Donogh #35 Senior High School. In May 1982, she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, and two years later, in 1984, a Master of Science degree in Public Administration from Lindenwood College in St. Charles, Missouri. On May 20, 2001, she earned a Master in Pastoral Care and Counseling Services. In December of 2008, she graduated with a Ph.D. in Theology from Trinity Theological Seminary, Newburgh, Indiana. She was listed in the 13th edition 1983-84 "Who's Who of American Women.", and she received a fellowship to Harvard University summer of 1982.

She became the first African American to be hired to the following businesses:
  • Southern Baptist Hospital's Admission Department - Admissions/Payroll Clerk
  • American Thrift Finance Plan - Addressograph Operator, promoted to Cashier/Collection
  • Washington University's School of Law - Business Manager
  • City of Maplewood Missouri - City Clerk, Director of Community Development, promoted to City Manager (Chief Administrator of the city 4% black, 96% other)
Other positions held:
  • Director of Housing Management - Housing Authority of E. St. Louis, Illinois
  • Business Manager School of Law - Washington University
  • Director of Procurement and Site Manager - Housing Authority of New Orleans
  • Executive Director - Housing Authority of St. John the Baptist Parish
  • Chaplain - Ochsner Foundation Hospital Clinic
  • Counselor - Substance Abuse and Mental Health
Community Service African American Organizations:
  • Board of Director O'Fallon Community 2000 Corporation
  • Board of Director/Treasurer Central Medical Center Hospital
  • Board of Director/Treasurer O'Fallon Neighborhood Housing Corporation
  • Director of Saturday School for Children (Co-Founder) "A Youth Enrichment Program for disadvantaged children"
  • Served on City Boards representing African Americans interest
Her travels have taken her throughout the Continental United States, Canada, and Alaska, as well as Paris, France, Luxembourg, Germany, Italy, East & West Caribbean, Bahamas, South America, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas & St. Croix in the Virgin Islands, Port of Spain, Trinidad, Kingston Jamaica, London, England, Belgium, Holland, Austria, Switzerland, and in South Africa: Johannesburg & Cape Town; United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Addis Ababa Ethiopia, Israel, Jerusalem, Nazareth, Galilee, Ginossar, Capernaum, Caesarea Philippi, and Tiberius.

She is the daughter of Jane Hitchens Hubbard and the late Hughie E. Hubbard, Jr.; Alice is the eldest of eight living siblings. Before being ordained, she worked throughout the African Methodist Episcopal Church in the 8th, 12th, and 5th Districts in numerous positions including Bishop's Episcopal District Officer in those districts. Pastored Bethel AME Church St. Francisville, Mount Zion AME Church Bridge City, Morris Brown AME in New Orleans, and St. Stephen AME Church in Kenner, currently serves as Pastor of, Solomon Chapel AME Church in Cleveland, Ms. Rev. Crenshaw is a 5th generation AME, Her Great-grandfather Rev. Thomas Tucker, Sr., was a Presiding Elder in the Louisiana Annual Conference, likewise his son Rev. Thomas Tucker, Jr., became a presiding Elder they hailed from Greensburg, La. Her Great-Uncle Rev. Felton Butler Hitchens was a Presiding Elder he hailed from Clinton, La. (Mother's side of the Family). Crenshaw's grandfather (Father's Side of the family) was a Baptist Preacher who hailed from Kingston Jamaica. The family has numerous preachers in the family across the connection; she is the only female in ministry.

This year she continues to lead the local church in its 11th three-day women's conference touching base with women issues within the Bolivar County community of all denominations. Rev. Dr. Crenshaw is led by the "issues of her heart" displayed by her life. She started a Saturday School for children assisting disadvantaged children. To meet the social and economic needs of people, Rev. Crenshaw implemented a FEEDING and Tutorial Program for children she included other local church to participate. She utilizes her God given "Vision" of leading people in all walks of life to gain "self-confidence" for their hopes and aspirations. She has been empowered with "knowledge, wisdom and understanding" to receive God's blessings and honor to assist people within community everywhere she goes. Rev. Crenshaw is known for her "perseverance" when confronted with challenges and adversity. She has exemplified leadership wherever and whenever she serves or represent community.


Rev. Dr. Alice Hubbard Crenshaw
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