Songs of celebration and praise filled the air for the religious and spiritual leader on Chicago's Southwest Side.
CATE CAUGUIRAN: This stretch of 79th between Damen and Campbell now bears the archbishop's name. And those who spoke at today's ceremony say it's only just a small testament to a man who lived his life for others.
- (SINGING) The source of my strength. Yes, you are.
CATE CAUGUIRAN: Songs of celebration and praise for religious and spiritual leader in Chicago's Southwest side.
- No one in Chicago can deny the impact that his life and his ministry has had upon our lives.
CATE CAUGUIRAN: Archbishop Lucius Hall, the founder and pastor of first Church of Love and Faith, was given a special city dedication in front of a crowd of dozens today. Aldermen Stephanie Coleman and Derrick Curtis spearheading the effort to rename a portion of 79th Street and the fellowship hall directly across from his church in Hall's honor.
STEPHANIE COLEMAN: What better way to honor him on his-- around his birthday, on this Palm Sunday, as we are healing from a loss.
DERRICK CURTIS: His legacy will live on throughout this community, through the new fellowship hall in his honor and every time someone passes this church.
CATE CAUGUIRAN: Hall had served in the military and worked for the federal government before organizing the First Church of Love and Faith in 1980. He was ordained a minister that same year. A decade late, Hall was appointed chairman of the Human Resources Board for the city of Chicago. Hall passed away last April due to complications from COVID-19.