Reverend Dr. Charles Edward Booth (1999)
The Reverend Dr. Charles Edward Booth, a prophetic preacher, scholar, author and mentor to many, quietly transitioned into his Heavenly Father's arms on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at his home in Pickerington, OH. Dr. Booth was born in Baltimore, MD on February 4, 1947, to Hazel Willis Booth and William W. Booth. He graduated from Baltimore City College high school in Baltimore, MD, and went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree from Howard University, and a Master of Divinity degree from Eastern Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Booth earned a Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, where he served on the Board of Trustees from 2011 until his death. He served as pastor of St. Paul's Baptist Church in West Chester, Pennsylvania from 1970-1977, and has been the pastor of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in Columbus. His dedication and passion for the art of preaching was shaped under the tutelage of Dr. Samuel DeWitt Proctor, Dr. Gardner C. Taylor and Dr. Harold A. Carter, SrThe 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.