Born: March 26, 1919, Rutherfordton, North Carolina.
Died: April 25, 2010.
Buried: Wellshire Memorial Gardens, Denver, Colorado.
Austin was the son of Arsola Crawford Lovelace and Maude Lee White.
He attended High Point College, High Point, North Carolina (AB 1939 & MusD) and Union Theological Seminary, New York City (MSM 1941, DSM 1950).
He served congregations in North Carolina; Evanston, Illinois; Union Theological Seminary; Dallas, Texas; and Denver, Colorado.
He taught at the University of Nebraska; Queens College, Charlotte, North Carolina; Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina; Garrett Theological Seminary, Evanston, Illinois; Union Theological Seminary; Iliff School of Theology, Denver, Colorado; and Temple Buell College, Denver, Colorado.
He also served as the first president of the National Fellowship of Methodist Musicians, president of the Hymn Society in America and Canada, and vice-president of the Choristers Guild.
In 1966, he chaired the tune committee for the United Methodist Book of Hymns.
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