By Bob Marovich
JGM was saddened to learn of the passing of Evangelist Mother Rubenstein McClure on July 18, 2020.
Mother “Ruby” McClure was a member and lead soloist with the famous Radio Choir of Brooklyn’s Institutional Church of God in Christ, under the direction of J.C. White (“Stretch Out”). Her voice could be heard on the choir’s single, “Talk it Over with Jesus,” among other titles.
She was also a prominent member of the J.C. White Singers, leading the single, “Someone to Lean On” (Zanzee, 1973). Her own solo album, Rubenstein, came out on Locus Records in 1979.
On It’s Me Again…I Refuse to Bow Down, the Reverend Richard “Mr. Clean” White’s 1988 Meltone album with the Friends of Atlanta Chorale, Mother McClure duetted with Rev. White on “It’s Me Again” and “I Want Things to be the Same Way.”
More recently, she worked with Pastor David Wright & the N.Y. Fellowship Mass Choir, and was the featured vocalist for many other artists. She could preach just as well as she could sing.
Mother McClure operated the Rubenstein McClure Ministries and served as State Supervisor of the Southeastern Jurisdiction of the Church of God in Christ. May she rest in heavenly peace.