Mt. Olivet Baptist Church - Columbus, OH

Dr. Charles E. Booth




Statistics
  • Born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • The son of William Booth and the late Mrs. Hazel Booth Sutton

Education

  • Graduate of Baltimore City Public Schools
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree, Howard University, Washington, DC, June, 1969
  • Master of Divinity Degree, Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, PA, May, 1973
  • Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree, Virginia Seminary, Lynchburg, VA, June, 1980
  • Doctor of Ministry Degree (Proctor Fellow), United Theological Seminary, Dayton, OH, May, 1990

Significant Invitations

  • Guest preacher - The 48th Annual John Malcus Ellison Convocation, The Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theologhy - Virgina Union University, Richmond, VA - November 1997
  • Keynote speaker 12th Annual Martin Luther King Jr Breakfast (6,000), Columbus Convention Center - January 1997
  • Preached at the invitation of the Government to enlisted service persons and their families in Kaiserlauten, Germany - August 1996 & May 1997
  • Conference Preacher - 81st Hampton ministers' Conference - Hampton, VA - June 1995
  • Baccalaureate Preacher - Morehouse College - Atlanta, GA - May 1994
  • Baccalaureate Speaker - Howard University School of Law - Washington, DC - May 1992
  • Guest Preacher - Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Services - Veterans' Memorial Auditorium - Columbus, OH - January 1991
  • Guest Speaker: The Ohio State University - Columbus, OH; Central State University - Wilberforce, OH; Otterbein College - Westerville, OH; Ohio Northern University - Ada, OH; Howard University - Rankin Chapel - Washington, DC; Stillman College - Tuscaloosa, AL; Miami University - Oxford, OH; Oral Roberts University - Tula, OK; Dartmouth College - Hanover, NH; Capital University - Columbus, OH
  • North American Preacher - Baptist World Youth Conference - Buenos Aires, Argentina - July 1984
  • Morning Preacher - 70th Hampton Institute Ministers' Conference - Hampton, VA - June 1984
  • Guest Preacher for City-Wide Revivals in Birmingham, AL; Richmond, VA; Chester, PA; Passaic, NJ; Paducah, KY; Philadelphia, PA; San Francisco, CA; Charleston, WV; San Antonio, TX; Milwaukee, WI; Harrisburg, PA; Houston, TX
  • Guest Preacher - 19th Annual Session of the Central Panama Baptist Association - Panama City - October 23-24, 1981
  • Guest Preacher - 81st Annual Convention of National Baptist Churches of South Africa - Johannesburg - June/July 1981
  • Guest Preacher - Evangelistic Crusade - Calvary Baptist church - Republic of Panama - February 1980
  • Guest Preacher - Ministers' Continuing Education Convocation - American Baptist of Pacific-Northwest - November 1979

Awards and Outstanding Events

  • Ebony Magazine - Listed on Honor Roll of Great Preachers - November 1993
  • Delegate on 15 member Christian Apologetic Team to Russia - April/May 1992
  • Delegate of Progressive National Baptist Preaching Team to Liberia - West Africa - 1986
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Humanitarian Service Award - Columbus, OH - 1981
  • Dedicated Service Award - West Chester State College Higher Education Program - 1977
  • Middler Scholorship Award - Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary - May 1971

Publications

  • 1974 Spring and Fall issuses of The Church two sermons published in the (quarterly journal of the Black Ecumenical Commission of Massachusetts
  • Meditation - "Singing Through Your Crisis", appears in The Secret Place, (devotional magazine of the American Baptist Convention) - December 1973 - February 1974
  • Sermon - "When A Hunch Pays Off" , listed in Outstanding Black Sermons (Vol. III), published by Judson Press (1982)
  • Contributing writer for The Worker (devotional quarterly published by the Nannie H Burroughs Schools - Washington, DC
  • Sermon - "The Blessings of Unanswered Prayer" , appears in No Other Help I Know: Sermons on Prayer and Spirituality, published by Judson Press (1996)
  • Meditation - "A Blessed Joy" , appears in From One Brother to Another: Voices of African-American Men, published by Judson Press (1996)

Listings

  • Who's Who Among African-American's 1996
  • Ebony Magazine - November 1993 - Listed on Honor Roll of Great Preachers
  • Outstanding Young Men in America - 1980
  • Who's Who Among Black Americans - 1974-1975
  • Notable Americans of the Bicentennial Era
  • Biographical Directory of Negro Ministers - Third Edition

Denominational Involvement

  • Member - Baptist Global Mission Bureau
  • Member - Progressive National Baptist Convention

Teaching Involvement

  • Currently serving as Professor of Preaching - Trininty Lutheran Seminary - Columbus, OH
  • Served asProfessor of Preaching - United Theological Seminary - Dayton, OH - 1987-1994
  • Doctoral Mentor with Dr. Samuel DeWitt Proctor at United Theological Seminary - Dayton, OH
  • First Proctor-Booth Fellows group graduated in May 1995
  • Lectured - The Methodist Theological School - Delaware, OH; Eastern Union Bible College - Columbus, OH

Pastoral Experiences

  • Pastor of the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church - Columbus, OH - (1978 - Present)
  • Founder - The Mt. Olivet Christian Academy - (September 1993)
  • Mt. Olivet Broadcast Ministry
  • Pastor - St. Paul's Baptist Church - West Chester, PA - (1970-1977)
  • Youngest Pastor to be called at both of these churches


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