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Dr. Margaret Acker Cromie

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Founding Director

Phone: (704) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address:  Matthews , North Carolina , United States
Desert Ministries Inc
2101 Sardis Road North Suite 206
Charlotte , North Carolina 28227
United States

Company Description: Desert Ministries, Inc. is a non-profit organization that seeks to serve the community of faith through Printed Resources and The Tape of the Month Club Ministry --...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Moderator
    Pittsburgh Presbytery
  • Founder
    Desert Ministries , Inc.


  • Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
  • University of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
  • Doctor of Divinity degree
    Grove City College
  • Ph.D. degree
    University of St. Andrews
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Web References
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Margaret G. Cromie
Welcome to Desert Ministries [cached]
Dr. Cromie
Dr. Cromie, 76, of Matthews, died February 9, 2013 at Carolinas Medical Center- Mercy surrounded by his family. He was born on April 9, 1936 son of the late Harry Marlin and Margaret Acker Cromie. Dr. Cromie is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. He received his Ph.D. degree at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. In 1981, Dr. Cromie received the Doctor of Divinity degree from Grove City College in Western Pennsylvania. In 1982, Dr. Cromie founded Desert Ministries, bringing the Living Water of Christ to people everywhere.
Dr. Cromie retired from his pastorate at the Royal Poinciana Chapel in Palm Beach, FL in January of 2004. Prior to his retirement, he served pastorates in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Mt. Lebanon, PA, Pittsburgh, PA and Allison Park, PA. He also served at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Cromie was a Moderator of the Pittsburgh Presbytery and was a published author.
Dr. Cromie left a lasting impression on everyone he met. His faith, love and compassion touched everyone and brought Christ's love into their hearts. With just a look, word, or a prayer he could alter the course of their lives forever.
Dr. Cromie is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Margaret Good Cromie; daughters, Catherine C. DeCramer (Michael) of Charlotte, NC, Anne C. Cromie of Gainesville, FL and the Rev. Courtney B. Cromie of Jackson, NJ, and 2 grandchildren, Madeline and Wil DeCramer.
About Us [cached]
Margaret Good Cromie has been the Executive Director for the past 15 years.
Dick and Peggy have been married for 47 years.
Executive Directors: Margaret G. Cromie & Cathie DeCramer (North Carolina Office)
About Us [cached]
Dr. Cromie recently retired after nearly ten years as Preaching Pastor of the Royal Poinciana Chapel in Palm Beach FL.He came there in 1995 from more than a decade as Senior Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Ft. Lauderdale FL.He began his work as Associate Pastor at The Shadyside Presbyterian Church from 1961-66.He left Shadyside to attend the University of St. Andrews, Scotland as a Rotary Foundation Fellow; and later returned to St. Mary's College of that University on a Howard C. Scharfe Memorial Scholarship from which he received his Ph.D. degree under James Aiken Whyte in 1974.
Dr. Cromie is a native Pittsburgher.He is also a Pitt alumnus and also graduated with honors from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in 1962.After returning from Scotland he was Pastor of the Parkwood Presbyterian Church in Allison Park, PA, and then he served for a dozen years as Senior Pastor of Southminster Presbyterian Church in Mt. Lebanon PA, before being "called" to Florida.
It was while he was at Southminster that he founded Desert Ministries in 1982.
Margaret Good Cromie has been the Executive Director for the past 15 years.
Dick and Peggy have been married for 47 years.
Executive Directors: Margaret G. Cromie & Cathie DeCramer (North Carolina Office)
Desert Ministries - About Us [cached]
Executive Directors: Margaret G. Cromie & Cathie DeCramer (North Carolina Office)
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