Reverend Dr. Charles E. Booth

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Reverend Dr. Charles Edward Booth, Pastor of The Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, age 72. Born February 4, 1947 in Baltimore, MD and went to be with The Lord March 23, 2019 in Columbus, OH.

Preaching the Gospel is a life calling for the Reverend Dr. Charles E. Booth. He was the Senior Pastor of the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Booth traveled the world preaching and teaching the Gospel. Education was a very high priority for this pastor, particularly Christian education. He has preached on college, university, and seminary campuses throughout this country. Dr. Booth is married to Crystal Washington Booth and they have a daughter, Kennedy.

Dr. Booth earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at Howard University and his Master of Divinity degree from Eastern Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He earned the Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio where he serves as a member of the Board of Trustees. In 2016 he received the Distinguished Ministry Award from United Theological Seminary.

Dr. Charles E. Booth was an author, publishing his book, Bridging the Breach: Evangelical Thought and Liberation in the African-American Preaching Tradition (Urban Ministries) in 2000. The Prophetic Voice: Words for Today was released in 2011. His most recent publication, released in 2014 – Stronger in my Broken Places; Claiming a Life of Fullness in God.

Dr. Booth was a former member of the advisory board of The African American Pulpit and has contributed writings in multiple publications, such as From One Brother to Another: Voices of African American Men; The Irresistible Urge to Preach: A Collectible of African American “Call” Stories; Outstanding Black Sermons, volumes III and IV; and Wisdom of the Ages: The Mystique of the African American Preacher. Dr. Booth’s biography and a sermon appear in Preaching with Sacred Fire: An Anthology of African-American Sermons, 1750-Present.

Dr. Booth led his congregation by focusing on providing spiritual nurturing and information. “The pulpit is no place for personal opinion,” he said to attendees of the African American Leadership Workshop in 2007. “The pulpit is the place for propagation of the Gospel.” The Baltimore native has devoted the past 41 years to Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, where he has overseen substantial church growth. In 1993, Dr. Booth founded the Mount Olivet Christian Academy, later renamed the Gloria S. Friend Christian Academy in honor of its first administrator. The Academy, which has grades kindergarten through sixth, stresses excellence in academics, Christian education, and African and African American history. It is fully accredited by the Ohio Department of Education. During Dr. Booth’s tenure, Mt. Olivet raised $2.1 million to build the 100-seat Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Chapel, an administrative wing and 12 classrooms, and to expand the fellowship center, along with other facility improvements. Mt. Olivet is now in the planning stages of building an $8 million Family Life Center.

Dr. Booth had been a guest preacher to enlisted service men and women and their families in Germany; the North American preacher at the Baptist World Youth Conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina; and a guest revivalist and preacher at churches and conferences throughout the United States, Europe, South America, Central America and Africa. He had been the guest preacher and lecturer at the historic Hampton Ministers’ Conference in 1984, 1995 and 1999.

Dr. Booth has been listed in Who’s Who Among African Americans and in Ebony magazine’s Honor Roll of Preachers. He received the 1999 James E. Stamps Alumni Recognition Award for outstanding contributions to young people attending historically black colleges and universities; the 1999 Alpha Phi Alpha and the Alpha Lambda Rho Chapter’s Vertner Woodson Tandy Award for dedicated community service. The Columbus Ohio Education Association awarded the 2014 Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award to Dr. Booth for his documented commitment to local and global communities around the issues of unemployment, homelessness, education, and health.

Dr. Booth was preceded in death by his beloved mother, Hazel Willis Booth Sutton and father, William W. Booth.

Left to cherish his memory, wife Crystal Washington Booth; daughter, Kennedy Price; sisters, Sandra (William Sr.) Baptist and Abigail Booth (Glenn) Birke; nieces and nephew, Kia Baptist, Kelli Baptist and William Baptist Jr.; aunt, Velma Green; mother in law, Pearl Washington and a host of cousins and godchildren.

Dr.Booth will Lie in State 5:00pm-8:00pm and family will be present from 6:00pm -8:00pm, Wednesday March 27, 2019 at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church 428 E. Main St. An additional visitation will take place from 10:00am-11:00am Thursday March 28, 2019 at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church; The Celebration of Life Service will follow at 11:00am.

Entombment at Union Cemetery.

Condolence Messages

  1. Yvonne Embry-Bailey

    My Heart and Prayers are with you during this time. As a teen I couldn’t wait for revival to come so we would be Blessed by the teaching of the word from Dr. Booth.
    Member Consolidated Baptist Church
    Lexington, Kentucky

  2. My deepest condolences to the family. Dr. Booth and a host of us all grew up together at New Shiloh Baptist Church. He was a well loved preacher and person, and will be truly missed. You are now in paradise with our Lord and Savior JESUS CHRIST ! Rest in his arms.

  3. Valenta Miller

    To the family, my sincerest sympathy and prayers. Dr. Booth will be remembered and missed by many across continents. His preaching at St. Paul’s Baptist Church in West Chester, PA and those wonderful revivals we held on the Main Line (Ardmore and Haverford, PA) left quite a mark. I cannot help but smile when I remember his sermons, which were consistently inspirational, educational, and extraordinary.

  4. Dwight Crawford

    My heart is heavy and my condolences goes out to the family. I had the privilege of meeting Dr. Booth when he came to close out a revival at Leach Springs MB Church located in Raeford, NC which is a small church in a rural community.

    I was truly blessed by the sermons he preached and I LOVE THEM ALL. However, the thing I remember about him more than his preaching is how HUMBLED Dr. Booth was, and I am truly honored to have met him.

    Respectfully,
    Deacon Dwight Crawford
    Leach Springs Missionary Baptist Churc
    821 Arabia Road
    Raeford, NC 28376

  5. Rhonda Lawrence Davis

    May God comfort those left behind to cherish to the memories of Pastor Booth. I am reminded of the first time I heard him preach. He was preaching his trial sermon to become the new Sr. Pastor for Mt. Olivet…41 years later, no further explanation is required. He married me and my husband 37 years ago!

    May he Rest In Peace.

  6. Heartfelt Prayers to my MOBC family and the Booth family for the loss of our beloved PASTER DR BOOTH.I know he is smiling now with his beloved mother.RIP.

  7. Heartfelt prayers to my MOBC family, and the Booth family, for the loss
    Of our Beloved Paster, Dr.Charles Booth.I know he is smiling now
    With his Beloved Mother.

  8. Jasmine Peebles

    My Utmost Honor and Utmost Respect to Rev Dr. Charles Edward Booth. What a great man. He came to The Park Church on a yearly basis and I literally would race in traffic from my job to get to the sanctuary to hear his sermons during the yearly revival. I was merely a face in the crowd that he never personally knew but his preaching touched all who sat under him. He preached with such vigor and he unapologetically preached God’s word everytime I heard him. I wish I could say Thank You to him so since I am unable to do so I say thank you to God for the gift and I say thank you to his family for sharing him with the world. I consider myself blessed to hear the gospel through him. My sincerest condolences to his wife and daughter. I pray God’s peace, comfort and strength to you and your church family are in my prayers.

  9. Rev. Dr. Glenda F. Hodges

    Dr. Booth was one of the African American greats in the exegeting and proclaiming of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Whenever he came to the D.C./Maryland area, it was always my delight to hear him preach. It is my prayer that the peace of God will comfort his family and friends in the days to come. He will truly be missed.

  10. My prayers and condolences goes out to Lady Crystal, Kennedy and the entire Booth and Mt. Olivet Family. I know this may be hard, but with god all things are possible. It is okay to cry, but we as saints don’t mourn as if we have no hope because we know where he is.
    Be blessed!
    Member of Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church
    Chicago, IL

  11. Heartfelt Prayers to my Mt Olivet family, and Booth family, for the loss of
    Our beloved Pasteur Dr C. Booth. I know he is smiling now with his beloved
    Mother. RIP.

  12. What a well lived life! It’s sad to sick him be called home. But God has used this vessel to do many great works and impacts many lives (me being one of them). But there will be no more sickness no more pain God has taken him by the hand and lead him to the promise land what a day of rejoicing he’s having!!!! My prayers go out to his wife and daughter and family members. May the comforting hand of God test upon you all may you have peace like a river in knowing that God is saying well done my good and faithful servent! God bless you and keep you.

  13. Pauletta Fields

    Family raise up your bowed down head he was a legacy, a giant and he left shoes that cannot be filled
    in ministry. He walked in to a church carrying his small Bible and he left you amazed by his special no nonsense delivery of the Word! He will be truly missed by all. I am honored to have been in the presence of his greatness. God will say “Well done they good and faithful servant.”

  14. Dr. Lucious, & Rev. Thelma Dixon

    We were saddened to hear the passing of Dr. Booth, First lady and I are praying God give you strength to move through this storm…Remember, weeping may endure for a night, but Joy’s comes in the morning…
    The Dixon’s of Lexington, South Carolina

  15. To God be the glory for the great things He has done with you and the many lives you have touched with your powerful anointed preaching of the gospel of Jesus Christ. You will be surely missed, from St John Baptist Church In Camden New Jersey and especially at The Hampton Ministers Conference. Rev Barbara “BJ” Torres

  16. Darryl A Perkins

    Was blessed and inspired by Dr. Boothe on many occasions. Condolences to the family. Darryl A Perkins, Member Union Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, NC

  17. Our condolences for the Booth family.
    May the support of family and friends be a source of strength and the God of comfort a refuge in your time of need. With caring thoughts.

  18. Willie Cody & Family

    To The Booth Family and his Church Families.
    Therefore, we will missed Rev Booth Preaching each year @ New Psamist BaptistChurch he blessed our souls and we will keep the Booth Family In our everyday prays.
    RIP Rev Booth. In GWT⛪️.

  19. Rev. Albert & Iris Campbell

    “Is it so small a thing to have enjoyed the sun, to have lived light in the spring, to have loved, to have thought, to have done.” Crystal and Kennedy, our hearts and thoughts are with you during this time of grieving. Please know that you are not alone in remembering a truly wonderful person that meant so much to so many. We love you both.

  20. May you find comfort in God during your times of need. My deepest condolences to The Booth Family.
    My prayers are with you.

  21. Rev. W Douglas Banks

    I am praying for the entire family during this time. Much love to Lady Crystal, Kennedy and the entire Baptist family. To my Mt. Olivet family I uplift you in prayer as I know personally the power of this loss. Earth’s loss is however Heaven’s gain.

  22. Pastor Ishmael Shaw,

    And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes. The minister, officers and the whole church join together in expressing deepest sympathy in the passing of your loved one. Only in hours like this do we know in fullest measure the consolation of His promise: I am the Resurrection and the Life, saith the Lord, he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live. In the fellowship of this faith, we extend a loving hand of sympathy and understanding
    Rev. Dr. Ishmael Shaw, Pastor – Paramount Baptist Church, Washington DC

  23. Beverly Humphrey

    Condolences and prayers are with Pastor Booth’s family and the church family.
    Ron & Beverly Humphrey

  24. TO THE FAMILY OF PASTOR CHARLES BOOTH MAY GOD GRANT YOU PEACE AND SERENITY AT THIS TIME.TO BE ABSENT IN BODY IS TO BE PRESENT WITH THE LORD. MAY GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU.

  25. Dr. Ellen O'Shaughnessy, D. Min.

    We are saddened at the loss of an amazing leader of the community of faith at Mt. Olivet and throughout the city of Columbus. We will miss Dr. Booth’s preaching the Gospel and living it among us. Through faith in the Resurrection of Jesus, we believe he will always be among us in a new way of life. Dr. Ellen O’Shaughnessy, D. Min., Campus Minister of the Downtowners & Chaplain of Church Women United

  26. My prayers are with you all Mrs. Booth and Family. Such a legacy he has left us with and pride beyond measure for those whom knew him well. He touched many lives that we may never know the magnitude of His purpose filled life and just how it impacted generations here and to come. It was a live well lived.

  27. Rev. Joseph McFarlan

    My condolences to the family and Church of Dr. Charles Booth. He was my distant mentor and one who has inspired my ministry beyond words. May his memory be cherished and his legacy live throughout eternity.

  28. Mrs Loarene L Pettway, Royal Palm Bch., FL

    I’ve enjoyed many rivial sermons preached by Rev Dr Booth at Mt Carmel Baptist Church, Philadelphia, PA. My Deepest Sympathy to the family, as you go through this time of sadness. But may you find some comfort in the sorrow that you bear, that he will not be forgotten.

  29. Minister Phyllis Robinson

    I offer my sincere condolences to the wife, daughter, and family of Pastor Booth. Pastor Booth was my dad’s pastor when my dad, Willie Robinson, passed many years ago. May God comfort the Booth Family during this difficult season.

  30. May you Rest in Peace you Mighty Man of God!!!!

  31. Reina (Sharpe) Sims (Johnny and Helen Sharpe's granddaughter)

    To First Lady Crystal Booth, Miss Kennedy, Booth family and the entire Mt. Olivet Baptist Church family past and present. my family offers you our sincerest prayers for peace and comfort.

    Pastor Booth was a tremendous man of God whom we will never forget.

    I have vivid memories of church with my grandparents and I still remember Pastor Booth’s first year and many more after his installment by Reverend H. Beecher Hicks.

    Rest assured in His word, we WILL see him again someday.

    Grace and peace.

  32. Irish J. Richardson

    To the Booth family. My heart is with you and your family at this time of your loss. There is comfort in knowing God’s promises about the resurrection hope. (Acts 24:15) and (John 5:28,29) In the past God has resurrected humans and He is eager to do it again because He hates death. (Mark 5:41-43) To learn more about God’s promises go to JW.ORG. There are online Bible study lessons featured and more. Love Your Neighbor Irish J. Richardson

  33. Mrs. Linda W. Lockhart

    The Booth family is in our thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort in our Comforter, Jesus Christ. Love and Peace be with each of you.
    Pastor Ray and Linda Lockhart, Jr. Ellis Chapel Baptist Church, Shelby, NC

  34. Dr. Ira K. Thomas

    The world has lost one of the greatest preachers in that of Dr. Charles E. Booth. I’m confident that Dr. Booth will be preaching the gospel in heaven where he affirmed long ago would be his final destination. I loved Dr. Booth because for me he represented and personified that of a true Black man, who understood the interplay between life and enduring the struggle to be a righteous Black man like Dr. Booth. It was the preaching of Dr. Booth at a New Psalmist Baptist Church revival in Baltimore, MD in 1985 that I gave my life to the lord in 1985. Ever since then I like so many others have been spiritually nourished by Dr. Booth. I want to thank God and Dr. Booth’s family for sharing him and his spiritual gifts and wisdom with us. I’m sadden by his transition but I know as you do that he’s in a great place with God. Please accept my heartfelt condolence. I will never forget Dr. Charles E. Booth.

  35. Charlotte Wyche Parham

    To The Family of Rev. CHARLES E. BOOTH
    Well Done Rev. BOOTH you were a good and faithful servant. He will be surely missed but his work in the ministry will follow Him on Earth. He was a Great Man of God and was Faithful unto death.
    God Bless the family and Church family.

  36. Pastor George W. Jordan

    To the family of Pastor Charles Edward Booth I commend my condolences my prayers are with you Pastor George W. Jordan (Frank Walker’s Uncle)

  37. Lucille Coppage

    Condolences to the family and all who knew and loved Dr. C. E. Booth. Praying your strength in God at this time. Dr. Booth was truly an anointed man of God.
    A MAN AMONG MEN.

  38. A mighty man of God. I looked forward to his preaching and teaching of the Word during the annual revivals at New Psalmist Baptist Church, Baltimore, MD. My prayers, peace, and God’s blessings go out to the family. He will be missed. God Bless, James Butler, St. Bernardine Church, Baltimore, MD.

  39. Praying God’s strength and comfort for you.

  40. Pamela R. Wright

    Sorry for your loss, you have our deepest condolences. Praying for God’s blessings and comfort to you and your family. Sincerely, Pamela Wright and Family

  41. Deacon David and Deaconess Dora F. Bowling offers our deepest condolence to the family of Dr. Charles E. Booth. Our prayers are with you.

  42. Clarice kennedy

    A great man of God,prayers for peace and comfort to the family.

  43. Yvonne Blanc, Metropolitan Baptist Church Member

    It is our prayer that the great work that Pastor Booth has done on Earth will be cherished in all who had the blessed experience to be exposed to it. May this keep the Family and Friends, and members of Mt Olivet encouraged and inspired to carry on his work and God’s message that was sent through him. We will miss his visits, but will cherish his messages. Thank you for sharing him with our Metropolitan Family.

  44. Dee Gardner of Baltimore

    My prayer for every member of Pastor Booth’s biological, marital, and spiritual family is that your wonderful memories of him, the Strength of the Lord, and the legacy that this great servant of the Lord has left sustain you now and in the days ahead. I am blessed through his ministry.
    God forever loves you- Dee

  45. Trinity Lutheran Seminary

    We give thanks that one of the many places where Dr. Booth shared his gifts and passion for preaching the Gospel was with our students at Trinity Seminary. May the Booth family and the Mount Olivet Baptist family be comforted in this time of loss by the promise and presence of our risen Lord Jesus.

    Kathryn Kleinhans
    Dean, Trinity Lutheran Seminary at Capital University

  46. Teresa Colvin and family

    Sincerest condolences to First lady Booth and family, the Baptist family and to The MountOlivet Church my journey in life was definitely touched by this GREATLY ANNOITED SERVANT
    REST IN PEACE DR. CHARLES E. BOOTH

  47. Bishop Milton Hunt

    We the Refuge Temple Church family send our sincerest prayer and condolence to the family of Dr. Charles E. Booth in the transition of your love one. MAY THE PEACE AND COMFORT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT SUSTAIN AND KEEP YOU! Bishop Milton J. Hunt

  48. Deena & Hughes

    Bless the Lord O my soul and all that is within me, bless His holy name.
    Condolences and deepest sympathy to our first Lady Crystal, first daughter Kennedy and the entire Booth family. We grieve with you and saddened by the passing of our beloved Pastor. He is now resting in the bosom of Almighty God. Until that great getting morning
    (FAIRLY WELL). Mt. Olivet loves you! We love you so much.

  49. John Kenney Jr. (Baltimore, MD)

    My prayers are with the family of Late Rev. Charles Booth. For this we have Jesus

  50. Archbishop Michael E Watson Jr. Vice Primate.

    On behalf of myself and and all of River of Healing Fellowship and Ministries Inc. we send our condolences to the Booth and the Mt Olive Baptist Church family just know that we are praying for you all.

  51. Rev. Randy Taylor

    Are prayers go out to the family and church family of Rev. Booth. Look to the hills which cometh thy help or help comes from the Lord. My God Bless You Sis. Booth and Kennedy.
    Rev. Randy Taylor
    My. Pisgah Baptist Church

  52. Bro & Sis Coleman Phillips

    Praying for you and your family that Our Lord will
    Give you His peace and loving comfort through these moments, blessings to each one!

  53. David E. Reddick

    May God give the Booth family the same comfort that He gave me and tomorrow will be better.

  54. Lori K Welch-Smith & Family

    There will Never Be Another . God broke the mold when he created You. To The First Lady Crystal and daughter Kennedy, be blessed and know that he loved you. Rev Dr. Charles E. Booth, The G.O.A.T., Thank God for the impact he not only made in my life, But thousands of others. Rest Peacefully

  55. Deacons Joe & Karen Jones

    Our Prayers and LOVE to the Booth family, Rev. Baptist & Dr. Robert C. Scott we were truly BLESSED by the Teaching and Preaching of Dr. Booth ar St.Paul Baptist Church Charlotte NC May God keep you all in his PERFECT PEACE

  56. Evangelist Dollie Curry

    Lady Booth and family, my love, prayers and condolences are extended to you as you celebrate the love, life, labor, and now the legacy of Pastor/Dr. Booth. Whenever I heard his anointed preaching of God’s word at First Church or MT Olivet, a deposit of wisdom, and worship was sown in my spirit.

  57. Evangelist Dollie Curry

    Lady Booth and family, my love, prayers and condolences are extended to you as you celebrate the love, life, labor, and now the legacy of Reverend Dr. Booth. Whenever I heard his anointed preaching of God’s word at First Church or MT Olivet, a deposit of wisdom, and worship was sown in my spirit.

  58. Rev. Billy R. Booth

    Know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We pray for God’s peace that surpasses all understanding.

  59. Brenda Bartley

    Committed to serve when you answered God’s call,you proved it by being a servant to all. The Lord has worked in wondrous ways through you. Wherever a beautiful soul has been there is a trail of beautiful memories. Rest In Peace Reverend Dr. Charles E. Booth.

  60. I am extending my sympathy to the Month’s families for you r great loss.Jesus knew the pain and sorrow that death brings when his friend Lazarus died.John 11:33-38

  61. Jacqueline E Watson

    So sad to hear of Dr. Booth’s passing. He in my heart of hearts is the Most DYNAMIC & PROFOUND preacher ever. Years ago, he would do our yearly revivals at Christian Faith Baptist Church in Raleigh NC. I just heard him lately as of last year at Watts Chapel Baptist Church in Raleigh NC. What a loss. Keeping his family & church family in prayer. But GOD!

  62. Leontyne A. Madison

    Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you. May your heart and soul find peace and comfort. Pastor Charles E. Booth is gone from our sight, but never from our heart.

    Leontyne A. Madison
    Deaconess Bethany A. Stafford
    Deacon Harry C. Stafford
    White Rock Baptist Church
    Durham, NC

  63. I pray and know that God has you in his loving embrace at all times and especially now during Pastor’s celebration of life. Please know that your husband, father, brother, my pastor enriched and provided much needed guidance and spiritual growth in my life that will serve me forever. I pray that knowing the exponential number of lives changed for the positive by knowing and growing towards GOD from Dr. Booth’s teachings, provides you comfort. I thank YOU, his family, for proving the strong base from which he could make my life better.

  64. My prayers and condolences to Dr. Booth. I ask that God sends his comforter to the family. May God bless you in this time of bereavement.

  65. Wonder R Knowles

    My Heart and Prayers are with you during this time.

  66. Latonia Weathers

    My condolences to The First Lady, the Booth Family, Congregation and Friends. May GOD send his comforting Angels to you all. This man of GOD will be truly missed by all who knew him or heard him preach. I will miss his preaching at our Fresh Fire Services at the New Psalmist Baptist Church in Baltimore. Rest in Heaven, Dr. Booth!!

  67. Rev. Beverley Waller-Washington

    To the Family of Rev. Dr. Charles Edward Booth:
    I am trusting our heavenly Father to comfort and care for each of you during this time of bereavement. I first heard Dr. Booth at the Fall Revival at the New Psalmist Baptist Church, Baltimore, MD in 1985. Then he came to the Tabernacle Baptist Church, Harrisburg, PA at the invitation of our pastor, the Rev. Dr. Michael A. Owens, and preached our Fall Revival for two years. And then Dr. Booth preached at the Citywide Revival in Harrisburg, PA. Dr. Booth was an extraordinary preacher and humble servant of God. He will be greatly missed.
    God bless Dr. Booth’s Family and the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church!

  68. Kimberly Gales

    To one of my beloved Pastors, thank you for preaching the gospel and making it easy to understand how it applies to our daily lives. I appreciated your teaching so many new/ young preachers to carry out their calling in these days and times. I am thankful for the relationship you had with our family as well. To the family and Mt. Olivet family you have my deepest condolences and we look forward to seeing him again in glory! Praise be to God for the life and ministry of Rev. Charles E. Booth!

  69. Veranda M. Birdsong

    To Mrs. Booth daughter, sisters and family and friends,
    A great preacher of God’s GOOD NEWS has gone home to his reward. What a blessing though hearts are saddened. Isn’t it good to know we can finish the race and finish well?

    I met Dr. Booth at New Psalmist. I still remember the first set of sermons he preached that revival week:” the Ministry of My Enemies”. What a word of encouragement from The Lord.

    I am asking God to comfort and heal you continuously….

    A sisters in Christ,

    Veranda M. Birdsong
    Hartford, Connecticut

  70. Sandra Gardner

    Our love and prayers are for Pastor’s devoted wife Crystal, daughter Kennedy, sister Sandra nieces and nephew and the rest of his family. As disciples in the Mt. Olivet church family for 39 years of his 41 years, we have been the recipients of Pastor Booth’s anointed preaching, teaching, and pastoral nurturing. He has blessed our family in so many ways. Thank you Crystal and Kennedy for taking such good care of our beloved Pastor. Thank you Pastor for enriching our lives. Although our hearts are heavy, we rejoice in your not being ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ. You have held high the blood-stained banner finished the race and have gone from your labor to your well-earned reward. The Gardner and Wells Family. Sandra, Tamara and Chandler

  71. Lenore Winfrey

    To the Booth Family,
    My deepest condolences for your great loss.

  72. To the Family of Dr. Charles E. Booth,
    Prayers of Strengthen, Comfort and Encouragement. May the God our Father cover and keep your during this season of bereavement. Dr. Booth was a Staple in the Faith Based Christian Community. He was well loved and respected. He will be greatly missed, our enjoyed his preaching and teaching during our Fall Revival at Greater Gethsemane Baptist Church, in Baltimore, Maryland.
    Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

    God Bless You.

  73. Ken and Julia Lowe

    Our condolences, prayers and love to Crystal, Kennedy and the entire family on the loss of this incredible servant of the Lord. Reverend Booth will long be remembered for all the lives he touched in such a positive and transformational way.

  74. Butler, Pinder & Pratt Family

    Our prayers are with the family and church family of Dr. Charles E. Booth. Dr. Booth was a GIANT in the faith and will truly be missed for his commitment, promise, passion and power through teaching and preaching of God’s word. We are grateful for his abiding Love toward all of God’s people. Well done, good and faithful Servant!

  75. My Heart felt prayers goes out for the Entire Mt. Olivet Church family. May our God’s Perfect Peace and Strength rest heavily upon you all.

  76. Mr and Mrs Bobby Bland

    You have our deepest sympathy for your lost

  77. Doniell B Thomas

    My condolences goes out to the family of Reverend Dr. Charles Booth. I am so sorry for loss.
    R.I.P . Reverend Booth

  78. Donna Marbrey & Family

    I Thank God for allowing Dr.Charles E Booth to cross my path , I heard many of his phenomenal sermon when he came for Revival at The Cable Baptist Church Louisville Ky ,Gone but never Forgotten #RIPCharlesEBooth

  79. Rev/.Cameron A.Carter

    Rev Dr. Charles Edward Booth a servant of God ,To the family my I extend my deepest sympathy to you doing this of sorrow in the death of husband and father .I pray that God will be with you and give you strength in these days. Now ,he is home with God and resting in his new home .Know this one thing “The Lord is our shepherd Psalms 23; 1

    Peace Unto You

  80. Edward, Yvonne, Lastarsha and Sania

    Our hearts is heavy and our condolences goes out to the Booth’s family and MOBC families. You will be miss for the annual NPBC revival. Rest In Peace, for your assignment has finished.

  81. May God continue to bless the booth family will miss you at the revivals at huber memorial life center baltimoe,md

  82. Jeffrey Moseley (Houston)

    I was a member of New Psalmist Baptist church in Baltimore Md before moving to Houston TX Bishop Thomas always had Rev. Booth come to preach .Then as I joined Wheeler Ave Baptist church here in Houston my current Pastor Rev. Cosby always had him come preach. So I feel a sense of sadness for the loss of such a great man of God. I will trust you in this God and lean on you. My prayer today is please grant strength to his family and our Pastors and Bishops as they lay him to rest today. Let your Holy Ghost power rain in that house! Thank you Rev. Booth for the word you gave us. Well Done, take your rest nothing but joy now….

  83. “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saint.” His absence will be greatly felt each during each Revival season at the Park Church in Charlotte NC. I pray that your family will feel God holding you close now and whenever your heart aches for the beloved Dr. Booth.

  84. Elder Lucille Mechelle Myers

    Sending my sincere prayers to the Booth family, church family and community, to all those near and far whose life was impacted by this statesman, world leader, known as the prince of preaching.
    May God’s strength and comfort envelope you as you celebrate his life and legacy. May God strengthen what remains.

  85. Overseer Antoine McClurkin

    Prayers of strength and comfort for the family and the MOBC family. I was a very engaged mentee he was a great mentor who’s voice shall never be silenced because of his legacy.

    Overseer Antoine McClurkin
    8185 Hicks Road
    Howard county MD 20794

  86. Rev. Dr. Edna West

    To the Booth family may God surround you all as you go to say “so long” to an awesome man of God. I had the privilege of meeting Dr. Booth through my pastor Bishop Sir Walter Mack. Jr. Dr. Booth always made those he came in contact with feel special. He was a genuine man of God and his voice, legacy, spirit, love, preaching, character, and integrity will never be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with the family as well as the Mount Olivet Church family!!!! Gone, but never ever forgotten!!! RIH Dr. Booth!

  87. My sincerest condolences to you during your time of grief. I was truly saddened when I heard the news of Dr. Booth’s passing. He was an awesome teacher and preacher. I enjoyed when he visited New Psalmist Baptist Church because I knew Dr. Booth was coming with a mighty word. I hope Dr. Booth knew that people were listening. When my faith is being tested and I need to encourage myself, I just remember a sermon he preached emphasizing our belief and trust in God. Dr. Booth broke out in an old Curtis Mayfield song “You must believe me, no matter what the people might say.” I sing it–that song is something for my kit! I thank God for Dr. Booths life. God bless you all.

  88. I was very saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Booth! I can still recall his last sermon at The Park church, called Hidden Figures. I eagerly anticipated his visit each year ,to preach during our fall revival. He was a true servant and just like David, a man after God’s own heart. He will truly be missed! Rest well Dr. Booth, as you have labored well for Christ. Deepest condolences to the family!

  89. Bishop and Mrs. Adam J. Richardson

    It was my great joy and honor to have heard Dr. Booth preach over a stretch of years at the Hampton Ministers Conference and the Turner Seminary (AME) Founders Day. I honor him not only for his broad and serious approach to the preaching assignment, but also his ecumenical spirit. He was at home in Church! We are grateful that he accepted our invitation to preach in November 2018, the AME Planning Meeting in Orlando, and blessed us mightily.

  90. Rev. Tajuan Kyles

    To the family of Pastor Charles E. Booth, I offer my sincere condolences and vow to keep you lifted in my prayers. May God continue to grant you comfort and strength.

  91. Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.
    This great man of God will be missed at Watts Missionary Baptist church Raleigh NC
    Our Pastor Dr.Harry L White loved him beyond.

  92. Franklin C. Crockett Jr.

    My heart is with the wife of Dr. Charles E Booth and the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in Columbus Ohio. I grew up having the privilege of hearing Dr. Charles Booth preach. I will forever miss him, my heart and life will have to learn how to live in a world that no longer has one of the greatest persons that ever lived in it. Rest and Enjoy Heaven Dr. Charles Booth!

  93. Angela Daniels

    May God continue to strengthen the Booth Family, the Mount Olivet Baptist Church, Clergy and God’s people everywhere as we celebrate the life of a Giant over in Zion, Dr Charles E Booth. God thank you for loaning him to us as he was truly a blessing to the Body of Christ.
    “The blessing of the LORD be on you; we bless you in the name of the LORD.”

  94. May the peace of God that surpasses all our understanding hold you and keep you.

  95. Floretta L Walls

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Dr. Charles E. Booth. May God grant you all His peace, love and comfort now and in the days to come. God’s continued blessings upon you all. From Durham,NC.

  96. Maggie L. Burnes

    My deepest condolences to each family member. He was a great teacher and minister of the word. He will be missed. May Jesus comfort you and keep you each day in weeks, months to come. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. The joy of the Lord will be your strength. Lean on Him.

  97. Maggie L. Burnes

    My deepest condolences to each family member and to the church family. He was a great teacher and minister of the word. He will be missed. May Jesus comfort you and keep you each day in weeks, months to come. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. The joy of the Lord will be your strength. Lean on Him.

  98. Brenda Hairston

    Our sincere heartfelt condolences go out to Rev. Booth’s family
    and the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church family. Rev. Booth was a
    formidable minister and teacher as well a person. My family
    and I had the honor of knowing Rev. Booth for 39 years. He
    baptized my husband and four (4) children. He will indeed be
    missed. My all his love ones find the “Peace” that surpasses all
    understanding.
    Sincerely,
    Mr. & Mrs. Melvin Hairston Sr. and Family

  99. Ronica Stewart

    My condolences goes out to the Rev. Dr. Charles E. Booth family. You are forever in our hearts at UMI (Urban Ministries, Inc.), praying for the entire family.

  100. Dr. Carter D Womack

    Pastor Booth was a loving and give man. He always supported work I do with our boys and young men in Columbus, Ohio. We will be missed and remembered.

    We know that our God is in charge.

  101. Serbennia Davis

    I was shocked the 1st time I heard Pastor Booth preach at Travelers Rest Baptist Church in Columbus, Ohio. As a child and teen growing up in Baltimore, Md. I didn’t think there were any positive African American male role models until I heard the Word of God shared by Dr. Booth. I thought the Baltimore men were either dead or incarcerated. I didn’t think there was any good-hearted Black men in Bmore. Shortly after hearing his sermon my family and I joined Mt. Olivet in 1983 to present. You will be sorely missed Pastor Booth.

  102. Bishop Gerald Glenn

    On behalf of the entire New Deliverance Evangelistic Church Family in Richmond, Virginia we extend our deepest condolences to the Booth family in the passing of this “Gospel Preaching Legend.” His life was a testimony in the earth of the Christ he served until relieved of his earthly assignment. “Home at last…”

  103. Jeanette Williams Hollis

    In the days ahead, when everyone has returned to their lives and the many faces who surrounded you with much care are not physically present, I pray for God’s promise to carry you. Prayers

  104. I thank God for sharing you with us for so many years here at the Mount Sinai Baptist Church Houston, Tx. Our prayers are with the Family and Church for you were a hero for God’s people. Thank you for your teaching and preaching that changed the life of many. May you rest well in his care. Much love from all our hearts.

  105. It was always a special pleasure when Reverend Booth walked into our store, Bexley Optical Boutique. Reverend Booth got his glasses from us for many, many years. We always loved conversing with this wonderful man, and we will surely miss him greatly, with much affection and LOVE!

  106. William Wilburne

    My wife and I express our condolences to Mrs. Booth and to the entire Mount Olivet church family on the loss of one of God’s powerful preachers and teachers of His Word in Dr. Charles Booth. We were blessed to have heard Dr. Booth on several occasions when he visited our church under the pastorate of Dr. Frank Thomas. He always challenged us to grow in our faith and to never be discouraged. We will keep all of you in our prayers.

  107. Darlene Dockery

    I am deeply sorrow for your lost. God is acquainted with our pain and tears. He has compassion and love to help us through the lost. Depend on him as He is near and concern about us.

  108. Prayers of Comfort and Condolences to the families and friends. Dr. Booths preaching and teaching will forever fill the earth. His gentle spirit will always be remembered by every path he crossed. His many Revial Sermons will forever echo through the halls of New Psalmist Baptist Church. He will be “MISSED”

  109. Rev. Dr. James Grant

    Dear Family, I will be praying for you that the God of all Comfort Bless and keep you as you go through these days and times ahead.
    Kind Regards from Worldwide Missionary Baptist Tabernacle Asheville, N.C. The late Dr. Wesley Grant, Sr. Founder. Rev. Dr. Louis Grant, Senior Pastor, Rev. Dr. James Grant, Pastor

  110. Mr & Mrs kevin Burley Sr. (Huber Memorial Church Baltimore Md)
    To Mrs Booth,Family & The Mount Olivet Baptist Church
    Our deepest sympathy to you all !! A Great Man Of God ! The Huber Church Family will miss him dearly every year in January for our rivival .Just know we’re here for you

  111. Min. Diana Durnell-Gray

    The family has my heartfelt condolences and prayers. Rev. Booth married me at St. Paul’s Baptist church, West Chester, PA and I’m so forever grateful. I would visit Ardmore, PA when he would come and preach. A true man of God; preacher and teacher.

  112. Sheila Ingram

    I give my condolences to Mrs. Booth, Kennedy & family.
    I would like to say It was an honor when I first embark upon the journey in 2015 as a disciple as I fellowship aside my sisters and brothers I am pleased to say I truly found a safe home away from home and will continue to hold on to Pastor Booth legacy.
    Pastor Booth preached to me what my own biological father never taught me; and that was the value of life… And how important it is to study the word and always pray… truly pray… I am going to miss my pastor, teacher and spiritual father.

    With Love.

  113. Pastor Booth was my 2nd childhood pastor. He came after H. Beecher Hicks. I recently found put Pator Booth has transitioned. I am in shock. Nothing brings the reality of the Citcle of Life as birth, and death. However, Pastor Booth changed addresses. He completed his journey here, and God has him in the overall Master plan. One thing for sure, God will be riveted, and entertained by Pastor’s Booth passionate delivery of God’s word. Job well done Pastor Booth, you have made your final journey. One we all will have to do one day. Till that day..Godspeed.

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