Pastor talks about Evelyn Lowery - FOX 26 News | MyFoxHouston

Pastor talks about Evelyn Lowery

Posted: Updated:
ATLANTA -

The pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church says he is watching, waiting and praying with the Lowery family.

Evelyn Lowery, a civil and voting rights activist and wife to Southern Christian Leadership Conference president Joseph Lowery, is hospitalized in critical condition following a stroke last Wednesday.

Ebenezer Baptist Church Sr. Pastor Raphael Warnock said he immediately went to the hospital after he heard news of the stroke.

"I prayed with them and for her and spent some time talking with Dr. Lowery," Warnock said. "The whole  time that I sat there talking with him, he was holding Mrs. Lowery's hand. And I saw in that moment a wonderful love story of marriage and ministry."

The Lowery family released a statement over the weekend that indicated the stroke damage was "irreversible."

Evelyn Lowery founded the sister organization of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) called Women's Organizational Movement for Equality Now, Inc. (W.O.M.E.N.), in the late 1970s.

Warnock said that Mrs. Lowery and others who have dedicated their  lives to public service are no strangers to struggle.

"When you think about a Nelson Mandela, you think about Evelyn Lowery and Joseph Lowery -- these are people who have been pushing against the limits of what seems humanly possible for a long time and yet the human experience does have very real limitations," Warnock said.

Warnock says one bright spot is that Evelyn Lowery is still breathing on her own.

  • More Local NewsMore>>

  • Fatal shooting off Venetian Drive SW

    Fatal shooting off Venetian Drive SW

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:27 AM EDT2014-09-02 06:27:29 GMT
    Atlanta police are investigating after a man was fatally shot outside of an abandoned car wash.
    Atlanta police are investigating after a man was fatally shot outside of an abandoned car wash.
  • Burglars pretend to be engaged couple buying a home

    Burglars pretend to be engaged couple buying a home

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:18 PM EDT2014-09-02 03:18:05 GMT
    Deputies are asking the public for help to find more homeowners who may have fallen victim to two burglars, pretending to be in the market for a home.The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office says Tyler Michels and Rebecca Weismayer were arrested for burglarizinga 76-year-old man's home. Deputies say the two posed as an engaged couple looking to buy their first home. Detectives tell FOX 5 the homeowner let the suspects in, allowing the two to case his home. The two waited until the homeowner left, ...
    Deputies are asking the public for help to find more homeowners who may have fallen victim to two burglars, pretending to be in the market for a home.The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office says Tyler Michels and Rebecca Weismayer were arrested for burglarizinga 76-year-old man's home. Deputies say the two posed as an engaged couple looking to buy their first home. Detectives tell FOX 5 the homeowner let the suspects in, allowing the two to case his home. The two waited until the homeowner left, ...
  • Savannah police seek leads on 2 weekend killings

    Savannah police seek leads on 2 weekend killings

    Police in Savannah are seeking leads after two men were shot to death over the Labor Day holiday weekend.
    Police in Savannah are seeking leads after two men were shot to death over the Labor Day holiday weekend.
Powered by WorldNow

KRIV FOX 26
4261 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77027

Phone: (713) 479-2801
Fax: (713) 479-2859

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices