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Higgins to speak at Brown Chapel AME

Brown Chapel AME Church will host Lamar Higgins during a special service Sunday that will honor breast cancer survivors.

Brown Chapel is located at 410 Martin Luther King St. in Selma. The program begins at 11 a.m.



Higgins is a native of Marbury and earned a B.S. degree from Troy University, where he was the first black Student Government Association vice president and president. He was also the first SGA president in Troy’s history to be elected to a second term.

Higgins has a distinguished career in public and governmental service. He has served as special assistant to the governor of Alabama, state aid to former U.S. Senator Howell Heflin, assistant director of the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs and in other roles. He is currently a partner with Fine Geddie & Associates.

Higgins founded an organization called Twenty Distinguished Young Men in Huntsville that has a long record of service.

In 1996, Higgins was appointed by the governor to serve his alma mater as a member of the board of trustees of Troy University, where he was the first black member and the youngest person ever appointed. After serving 12 years as a trustee, Higgins was re-appointed to another 12-year term in 2010.

He is a member of St. Paul AME Church in Montgomery.

He is married to Pamela Robinson Higgins, who was recently re-elected Montgomery County District Judge, and is the first African-American to serve in that capacity.