Dr. Charles E. Booth Passed Away

Dr. Charles E. Booth



The Rev. Charles E. Booth, a beloved pastor and civil rights activist who preached the power of prayer, died Saturday after a long battle with cancer. he died while in hospice care and  was 72 years old

Dr. Charles E. Booth was the senior pastor at Mount Olivet Baptist Church in Columbus where he preached for more than 40 years. He died while in hospice care,  told NBC4i.

“He was a profound preacher,” the Rev. Timothy Clarke told The Philadelphia Tribune. “He was one of the great preachers of his generation, hands down.”

On Monday, as local and national leaders remembered him, Dr.  Booth’s church shared a video clip of their late pastor preaching about the importance of prayer for Christian leaders shared at the 49th pastoral anniversary of Bishop Jerome H. Ross.

“Your power is not in your ability to use cute and tricky phrases. Your power is in your prayer life. … And I’m not just talking to preachers, I’m talking to deacons and anybody else who is really serious about your spiritual power. If you want power, examine your prayer life. If you ain’t got a prayer life you ain’t got much power,”

he here is the clip from the 2015 sermon.

Dr. Charles E. Booth will lie in state at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday. His family will receive visitors between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Additional visitation hours will run from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.  Thursday followed by a memorial service. He is survived by his wife and one daughter.

RIP:  Dr. Charles E. Booth