EAST ORANGE, NJ - Rev. Dr. Leora Liggins was the Founder and Pastor of Christ Resurrection Missionary Baptist Church in East Orange and active member of the East Orange Clergy until her demise. 

Rev. Liggins ministerial career began in 1994 when she was licensed to preach and joined the staff at Imani Baptist Church in East Orange, and she was ordained in 2000 by the late Rev. Moses Knott, Jr. She founded Christ Resurrection Missionary Baptist Church in 2002 and the church was fully recognized by the American Baptist Churches organization in 2011. 

Under her leadership, the church provided various ministries to help the less fortunate, homeless and mentally ill, including a community feeding program, nursing home ministry, clothing distribution program, domestic violence awareness program, and flower distribution program for the sick and shut-in parishioners. 

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Services will be held at the St. Paul Baptist Church 119 Elm Street Montclair, N.J.

The Wake will be held on:

Monday, August 14

From 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Celebration of Life Service:

Tuesday, August 15 at 11 a.m.