(This release was never published for Black History month, due to an oversight. Since Black History is everyday in St. Louis, the Argus is proud to carry on the torch of recognizing black greatness in our church community.)
Reverend Albert L. Manson Sr., the proud Pastor of Solomon Temple M.B. Church, for 42 years, sadly died during the pandemic. However, he will still live on in memory, after being named at the intersection of Euclid and St. Louis Avenue, “Rev. A.L. Manson Sr. Way
The late pastor’s vision as a teacher, advocate for change and humanitarian efforts will never be forgotten. As a result, when you drive by this intersection, just know that he has been bestowed an honorary street name.
Pastor Manson, Sr., believed that God was first in his life as he served others. He became the recipient of many awards, certificates, letters, plaques, proclamations and resolutions.
Reverend Albert also believed in giving back to the community, and had an adamant passion for helping and supporting youth in the community. In addition, he served as commissioner of the Matthews Dickey Boys & Girls Club, Surrey Lane Athletic Association, and was a court appointed Special Advocate (Casa) Volunteer.
He had a steadfast belief, that ordinary people could become extraordinary people, with the help of the Lord. His legacy will indeed carry on with his son Pastor Albert L. Manson Jr., and throughout the city of St. Louis.
SOLOMON TEMPLE M.B. CHURCH
4859 SAINT LOUIS AVENUE
ST. LOUIS MO 63115
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