Rev. Dr. Zacchaeus Dunham Sr.
Oct. 30, 1930 – Feb. 6, 2014
Rev. Dr. Zacchaeus Dunham Sr. went home to be with the Lord on Feb. 6, 2014 in Stockton, CA. Rev. Dunham Sr. was Pastor of God’s Throne Baptist Church of Stockton for 45 years until his retirement in 2011. Rev.Dunham was a minister for 64 years and organized 5 churches that are still active today.
Rev. Dunham was Moderator of the Mid Valley Dist. Assoc. of North Calif. for 12 years and Moderator At Large of the California State Baptist Association. Rev. Dunham was a Police Chaplain for the City of Stockton until his retirement.
Rev. Dunham received numerous accommodations and recognitions from City and State Officials of Stockton and Northern California.
He leaves to cherish his memories his devoted wife of 65 years Jewell Dunham; seven sons: Rev. Zacchaeus Jr. (Claudine) of Tracy, CA, Bruce Sr. of Stockton, CA, Rev. Anthony Sr. (Monica) of Seaside, CA, Rev. Ronald Sr. (Cathy) of Merced, CA, Randall Sr. (Eva) of Turlock, CA, Rev. Timothy Sr. (Beverly) of Stockton, CA, Rev. Mark Sr. (Delichia) of Modesto, CA; one brother Aubry (Ocie) of Stockton; 45 grandchildren, 42 great grandchildren, numerous nephews, nieces, Godchildren, cousins, family, friends and the God’s Throne Baptist Church Family. Preceded in death by his parents, 11 siblings and one great grandson.
Viewing was held on Wednesday February 12, 2014 from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at Jesse E. Cooley Mortuary, 640 N. California St., Stockton, CA and 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at God’s Throne B.C., 405 E. Lindsay St., Stockton. Homegoing Service: Thursday, February 13 at 11:00 a.m. at God’s Throne B.C. with Rev. R.A. Williams from McCoy Memorial Church, Los Angeles, CA officiating.
From the Tennessean Newspaper
The Rev. Dr. Morgan Babb, a minister, singer and longtime gospel DJ in Nashville, died on Friday, February 7, 2014. He was 84.
Rev. Babb spent more than half a century on Nashville-area airwaves at longtime gospel station WVOL-AM and then WMDB-AM, a station he launched in 1983.
He came to Nashville in 1954 as part of The Radio Four, a gospel group he and his brothers started in the 1940s. By then, they had record deals with Republic and Nashboro Records.
Years later, he stopped traveling with the group and starting spinning records full time so he could spend more time with his family, said his daughter Celeste Babb-Laribo.
From there, he became a mainstay in the Nashville radio industry with his morning gospel shows at WVOL-AM, said John Heidelberg, the station’s owner. Known by his nickname, “Happy Jack,” Rev. Babb spent nearly three decades at the station.
In 1965, he founded King Solomon Missionary Baptist Church in North Nashville, where he preached for decades, nearly up to his death.
“Whatever you thought of him, you knew he was a sincere person,” Heidelberg said. “He touched a lot of lives here.”
In the 1980s, the Rev. Babb branched out on his own again and started WMDB-AM, a station widely known as “The Big Mouth.”
Rev. Babb’s faith was frequently intertwined with his radio work during his career, his family said. Through his radio shows, he would pray with callers and organize meals for the homeless.
“That was the first time we heard of anyone doing anything like that in those days,” his daughter Debra Rice said.
Rev. Babb was also considered one of the leading entrepreneurs in Nashville’s African-American community, said the Rev. Enoch Fuzz, who knew Rev. Babb for nearly 30 years.
“This is one of the No. 1 legends I have ever met in Nashville,” Fuzz said. “He was one of the most excellent men in Nashville’s black history.”
Preceded in death by wife, Lorall. Survived by children, Larry (Patricia), Prophetess Dr. Lanny, Gerry (Dora), Michael (Rochelle), Debra, Celeste (Shann) and Dale (Vanessa); eight (8) grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.
Public visitation Wednesday, February 12th, 1-6 p.m., the chapel @ Smith Brothers. Thursday, February 13th, 9-3 p.m., Lie in State at King Solomon MBC, 1417 – 10th Ave. N.
Family visitation 6-7 p.m., funeral service to follow, Baptist World Center, 1700 Baptist World Center Dr. Pastor Montagne McDonald, Officiate; Pastor George Brooks, Sr., Eulogist. Interment Hills of Calvary Friday, February 14th @ 10 a.m.
From Praise 104.7 FM
TBR — Chicago, IL — It is with a heavy heart that we inform our readers and listeners that the senior pastor of the Cosmopolitan Church of Prayer, where Dr. Charles G. Hayes, also known to many as Father Charles Hayes, is the senior pastor, transitioned to be with the Lord this afternoon ( Wednesday, February 12, 2014th ) in Chicago.
Father Hayes has been a fixture in the Gospel Music Industry since the early sixties.
Pastor Charles George Hayes, the third child and second son of Mamie Lee and Will Hayes, was born December 10, 1937, in Verbena, Alabama. He received his primary education at Siluria Jr. High School (Alabama) and his secondary education at Prentice High School (Montevallo, Alabama). He migrated to Chicago, Illinois in 1955 and became a Church Musician.
Pastor Hayes was ordained in the Ministry on August 31, 1957. He organized Cosmopolitan Church of Prayer on April 28, 1959. Pastor Hayes was under the leadership of many great pioneers such as Prophet L. K. Johnson, Pastor Clarence Cobbs, Bishop Louis Boddie, Bishop Anderson, Pastor Franklin, and others.
Father of two, and grandfather, Pastor Hayes became affectionately known as “Father Hayes” because of his paternal qualities, his compassion, his concern for, and interest in people.
Dr. Hayes received his Doctorate Degree from Religious Science Institute in December 1973 and received an Honorary Doctorate of Human Letters from St. Martins College and Seminary, September, 1974.
Dr. Hayes was currently one of the longest serving Pastor of one church in Chicago for going on 55 years come April 2014. Cosmopolitan Church of Prayer has been listed as a landmark church in the Chicago Area.
Dr. Hayes was very passionate with is ministry, not compromising with the devil and is known for speaking the truth – declaring the word of God. He was very involved with every aspect of the church for he put his all into this ministry. He was rooted and grounded in “traditional” gospel and you could catch him singing, preaching, teaching and praying on any given Sunday , adding his humorous touch but still telling it like it is.
Dr. Hayes was known for ‘Making A Joyful Noise”, leading such hits as He’s Keeping Me, I’ll Never Forget, I Know The Lord Laid His Hands On Me, Before I Take It Back, Everything’s Alright, How I Got Over, My Lord and Master, and many, many more.
Honors and Awards
Key to City of Newark, New JerseyJuly, 1974
Meritorious Service Ecumenical Rapport, Chicago, IllinoisSeptember, 1974
Commendation and Proclamation, “Dr. Charles G. Hayes
Day” – Board of Commissioners, Fulton County, GeorgiaJune, 1981
Honorary Citizen, Atlanta, GeorgiaJune, 1981
Mayor’s Award for Dedicated Service, Atlanta, GeorgiaJune, 1981
Key to City of Houston, TexasNovember, 1982
Outstanding Minister Award, Chicago, IllinoisApril, 1983
Key to City of Dallas, TexasJuly, 1983
Recognition for 25 Years of Service as Pastor, Chicago, IllinoisApril, 1984
Recognition for Devoted Service, Chicago, IllinoisMarch, 1985
Recognition for Workmanship of Team Efforts, Chicago, IllinoisAugust, 1985
First Recipient of Minister’s Achievement Award, Chicago, ILNovember, 1985
Gospel Music Workshop Award of ExcellenceNovember, 1985
Gospel Music Workshop Outstanding Contemporary ChoirNovember, 1985
Certificate of Appreciation, Chicago, IllinoisNovember, 1986
Recognition for Inspiration, Chicago. IllinoisJune, 1987
Proclamation, “Dr. Charles G. Hayes Day”, Louisville, KentuckyAugust, 1987
Rev. Dr. Fred Kelly Haynie Jr. 91, of Glasgow, departed from this life on January 25, 2014 at The NHC Facility in Glasgow, Kentucky. He was born on April 29, 1922 to the union of Fred Kelly Haynie Sr. and Margaret Lee Martin in Riddleton, Tennessee.
He married Artanzie E. Britt on October 4, 1941. She departed this life on July 28, 2000.
He attended Sunnyside Grade School, Glasgow Normal School, State Street Grade School, Paducah Trade School, Dr. J.E. Jones Bible School and obtained a Doctoral Degree from the Great Commission Theological Seminary. He was retired from Citizens Bank and Trust in Glasgow, Kentucky. He attended the CC camp in Mammoth Cave, KY. and served in the U.S. Army, 1942-1946.
Dr. Haynie professed a Hope in Christ on February 1, 1946; he was baptized on February 8, 1946 and he united with Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church. He acknowledged his call into the ministry on December, 1955 and was ordained on February 27, 1956. The churches that Dr. Haynie pastored were, First Baptist Church in Woodburn, KY, Center Baptist Church in South Union, KY., Stony Point Baptist Church in Smiths Grove, KY., Zion Hill Baptist Church in Park City, KY. and Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in Glasgow, KY (1962-2009). Pastor Haynie’s sons in the ministry, Rev. John C. Glover, Rev. Dr. Eric A. Duke, Rev. Robert Lyas ( Deceased), Rev. James H. Glover Sr. (Deceased), Rev. Dr. Michael Rice, Rev. Dr. Ronnie Bryant, Rev. Timothy Depp, Rev. Jerry Stockton, Rev. Willie Bristow, Rev. Timothy Glover and Rev. James H. Glover III (Jameson).
Dr. Haynie was the former President of Minister’s Council for 28 years; 3rd Vice Moderator of Union District Association and was active in The Congress of Christian Education Meetings in the Union District Association. Dr. Haynie served as a member of the Glasgow\Barren County Ministerial Association, was a Board Member of the Housing Authorities in Glasgow, KY. Dr. Haynie served as one of the first Board Members of the Barren County YMCA.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Mary Taylor and a brother, Sam Haynie.
He leaves to cherish his memories three sisters, Aline Madison (Rosevelt) of Ann Arbor, MI, Carolyn Price (Eugene) of Lansing, MI and Annie Haynie of Texas; two brothers, Larry Haynie (Debbie) of Mason, MI and Louie Haynie (Carol) of Mason, MI; a step-brother, Reginald Wigg of Lansing, MI; a sister-in-law, Rosie Haynie of Lansing, MI; a Goddaughter, Margaretta Huffman Bailey; his care giver, Deacon Joe Hatchett; a host of nieces and nephews relatives and friends and his Hopewell family, were he was still the Pastor Emertius.
For all who knew him is to have known a true Christian. Dr. Haynie was a person that was well thought of and respected because of his Christianity and on going humble attitude. He always guarded his talk and actions, making sure not to hinder the work of his Heavenly Father. For that the Hopewell Church family was very thankful in their hearts to God for such a pastor.
The funeral was held at 12:00 P.M. Thursday, January 30, 2014 at Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating. Burial followed in Oddfellow Cemetery.
Any contribution can be made to the Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church P.O. Box 424 Glasgow, Kentucky 42141.
Watts & Percell Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
from the American Baptist Newspaper, Louisville, Kentucky
Funeral Services were held for Rev. Dr. John O. Crittenden, Sr., who went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 23, 2014. Services were held on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at Eastern Star Baptist Church, Dr. Alex J. Moses, Sr., Officiating.
Rev. Crittenden was the son of the late Oliver and Zellie Crittenden. He was born in River Falls, Alabama on December 18, 1918. He accepted Christ at an early age and became a deacon at Eastern Star. He was called to the ministry in 1949 and ordained in 1950 at Eastern Star.
Rev. Crittenden served as pastor of five churches for over 65 years cumulative: Coopers Run Baptist Church, First Baptist Church, Hodgenville; Kenwood Baptist Church; Burnett Avenue Baptist Church, Louisville; and Emmanuel Baptist Church, Rankin, Pennsylvania.
Rev. Crittenden attended Simmons Bible College where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Arts in Science. He also received his Doctorate of Divinity degree. He was a member of the Central Baptist District Association. While in Pennsylvania he was elected Chairman of the Foreign Mission Board.
He is survived by his wife, Eddie Crittenden; daughters, Petilda O’Neal, Obea Patterson, Manetta Lemkheitir, and Phyllis Ritchie; sons, John Jr., David, and Norman Crittenden; sisters, brothers and other relatives and friends.
He was interred at Resthaven Memorial Park.
From the Detroit Free Press (www.freep.com):
On Sunday, Rev. Joseph Jordan preached about a principle that governed his life: the importance of faith.
It would be his last sermon.
Rev. Jordan, 77, pastor of Corinthian Baptist Church in Hamtramck for more than 40 years, died Monday. He was rushed to a hospital after collapsing at his home in Detroit, said friend Rev. Oscar King.
“He was the most charismatic, giving, influential, thought-provoking man who gave continuously and was never interested in having his own name lifted up into the limelight,” King said. “He touched and trained and nurtured young ministers and pastors all over the United States.”
Rev. Jordan was active in many Baptist and civic organizations. He was past president of the Detroit Council of Baptist Pastors of Detroit and Vicinity.
Rev. Jordan had previously served as a member of the Detroit Urban League and as a board member of the Hamtramck Chamber of Commerce.
Charlene Jones Mitchell, historian of Corinthian Baptist Church, said Rev. Jordan was born in Georgia and raised in Detroit. He received degrees from Wayne State University, University of Detroit Mercy and Drew University in Madison, N.J. He was a licensed master electrician.
Mitchell said Rev. Jordan, a father and grandfather, was well-loved by people within and outside of his congregation. A portion of Caniff in Hamtramck was named after him, she said.
In 1957, Rev. Jordan married Bobbie Drake.
King, pastor of Northwest Unity Missionary Baptist Church in Detroit, called Rev. Jordan his spiritual father.
“He wasn’t just a minister. He was a renaissance man,” King said. “He was very interested in being a voice for the voiceless.”
Funeral arrangements are pending.
We are saddened to report on the death of the Reverend Otis B. Byrd, Jr., pastor of the God’s Anointed Missionary Baptist Church of Atlanta, GA, who tragically went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 5, 2014 as a result of violence.
The following is a report from a local news source:
An Atlanta pastor was found stabbed to death over the weekend.
The Rev. Otis Byrd Sr.’s body was found around noon Sunday, according to police, after he failed to show up for church. Police were called to Byrd’s home in the 600 block of Finley Avenue in Atlanta, after church members went to check on him, according to Officer John Chafee with the Atlanta Police Department.
Byrd was a pastor at God’s Anointed Missionary Baptist Church. The church is located on Memorial Drive in northwest Atlanta, according to the AJC.
Friends and family were saddened by the heinous crime. “He could really preach and he did so without a piece of paper in his hand,” said Earl Hutchinson of his friend of over 20 years. “He was just an undiscovered talent. Never a foul word. Not ever. Not one time. He was just a good person. He was trying to build something.”
Police are still investigating Byrd’s death and no arrests have been made, according to the Atlanta police.
PLEASE keep the Byrd Family and the God’s Anointed Church Family in your prayers.
The Baptist Ministers Conference of Greater New York And Vicinity
Greetings Dear Brethren, Sisters, Fellow Ministers, Neighbors and Friends.
The Services for President Rev. Dr. Shellie Sampson, Jr is as follows:
Date: January 23, 2014
Time: 3pm to 6pm
Date: January 23, 2014
Time: 6:30pm to 8pm
Home going Service:
Date: Friday- January 24, 2014
Time: 9am to 12 Noon
Location: All Services to be held at Pastor Sampson’s Church
The Thessalonia Baptist Church
951 Rev. James A. Polite Avenue
Bronx, NY 10459
All cards, flowers and condolences are to be sent to the attention of Sister DeLorenzo Sampson
Church Phone: 718-542-0828
Respectfully Submitted on behalf of The Baptist Ministers’ Conference of Greater New York & Vicinity
From his church’s website:
Rev. Dr. Shellie Sampson Jr.
The Reverend Dr. Shellie Sampson, Jr. is a native of Newark, New Jersey. He has resided in New York state since 1982. Dr. Sampson has been the Pastor of the Thessalonia Baptist Church since 1982 and in ministry for over 30 years. In addition to being an anointed and revelatory teacher and preacher, he is also a gifted pianist and Christian Education author.
· Construction of Thessalonia Cultural Community Center (seven million dollar facility)
· Co- Founded the Thessalonia Elementary Academy with his wife Deloranzo Sampson
· Established the Thessalonia Institute of Education
· Orchestrated internal & external renovations of the Church building
· Weekly Radio Broadcast
· Enhanced church outreach programs including: Senior Programs, Feeding of the Homeless, Adult Education
Programs, Annual Children’s Street Fair and much more
· Recipient of numerous awards in recognition of his leadership and participation in community development
· President of the Thessalonia Institute of Religion
· CEO of the Thessalonia Cultural Community Center
· Theme Book Commission and National Congress of Christian Education
· Detergent Control Chemist, Thesbald Industries
· Food Chemist and Microbiologist, Best Foods International
· Technical Supervisor in Packaging Engineering — Quality Control, Anheuser Bush
· President of the Baptist Minister’s Conference of Greater New York vicinity
· Pastor of the New Calvary Baptist Church of Montclair, New Jersey
· Headmaster of the Convent Avenue Academy
· President of Northern Baptist School of Religion, New Jersey
· President of the Shiloh Baptist Association Congress of New Jersey
· President of the Baptist Bible College of Newark (formerly Northern University)
· Guest Instructor: Eastern Baptist Association College Seminary Extension (formally Northern Baptist University);
New York Commissioner of Civil Rights in the town of Montclair, New Jersey
· Executive Director of the Baptist Educational Center of New York
· Guest Lecturer: Drew University School of Theology
· A founding member of the South Bronx Churches Organization – Nehemiah Houses in the Bronx, New York
· NYC Religious Education Academic Foreign Studies Tours: WCC Geneva, Switzerland;
Gregorian University, Rome; Hebrew University, Israel
Central High School N.J. — Highest Honors in Science, History, Music, and Distance Running
Bachelor of Arts in National Science- Rutgers University, New Jersey
Graduate Certificate in Science - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Masters of Divinity - Drew University, New Jersey
Doctor of Ministry in Church Education - Drew University, New Jersey
PhD Urban Education & Psychology, Temple University
Advanced Human Development Studies - Princeton Theological Seminary
Doctoral Studies - New York University, New York
Honorary Doctorate of Law for Community Development -Virginia University, Lynchburg, Virginia
Superior Leadership in Challenging Situations
Effective Techniques in Abuse Ministry
Handbook for Youth Education
Articles published locally, regionally, and nationally
Dr. Sampson is married to Deloranzo Sampson, Headmistress of the Thessalonia Academy and Veteran of the United States Air Force.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The Rev. James Seawood, pastor of Brighton Heights Reformed Church, died Sunday morning at Robert Woods Johnson Medical Center in New Jersey, according to Rev. Terry Troia, executive director of Project Hospitality.
Rev. Seawood was a former faculty member and dean at New Brunswick Theological Seminary, He was only the second black person to ascend to the General Synod Presidency of the Reformed Church in America and served on the General Synod Council of the RCA upon his retirement from office.
He was the immediate past president of the Staten Island Council of Churches and a board member of Project Hospitality. He was a U.S. Army Chaplain and served in the active reserves. He did tours of duty in the Gulf War and in a Afghanistan or Iraq post 9/11.
He was a civil rights leader, as was his mother; she died in December.
Rev. Seawood was one of the first black students to integrate Little Rock High School in the 1960s. His mother was the sole black teacher for the Little School House for colored children in Little Rock.
He was the former pastor of the Eighth Avenue Baptist Church in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
Further information — including funeral arrangements — will be posted as it becomes available. A complete obituary will follow.
INFORMATION From : http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2014/01/rev_james_seawood_pastor_of_br.html and Rev. Marvin Wiley, Maywood, Illinois.
Homegoing services were held today, Saturday, January 11, 2014 for the Reverend Wilbert H. Goatley, Sr., 83, who went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 2, 2014.
Rev. Goatley served as Pastor of First Baptist Church in Eminence, Kentucky and was serving as the Pastor Emeritus, after his retirement.
He is survived by his wife, Verlene Farmer Goatley; children: Rev. Wilbert Goatley, Jr. (Dionne) and Rev. David Emmanuel Goatley (Pamela); seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a host of extended family and friends.
Services were held at Eminence Independent School and burial at Cave Hill Cemetary.
In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions be made in Rev. Goatley’s memory to the Lott Carey Baptist Foreign Mission Convention, 220 I Street N.E., Suite 220, Washington, DC 20002-4389.
Services were held Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Eminence High School, Dr. Bill R. Hollins, officiated and Rev. Charles H. Duncan, Jr. delivered the eulogy.
Dr. Goatley was born March 10, 1930 to John and Effie Goatley. He was called to serve the First Baptist Church of Eminence where he served until his retirement on October 31, 2003. He served as Pastor Emeritus until his departure from this life.
He began his journey of faith at the Zion Baptist Church of Louisville and acknowledge his call to ministry, being licensed and ordained under the pastorate of Dr. D.E. King. He graduated from Central High School and was among the pioneer African-American students sent from racially segregated LMC to the University of Louisville. Upon graduation he was among the first African-American students to graduate from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
During his life he was an instructor at Simmons Bible College; Director of the Baptist Fellowship Center in Louisville; Superintendent of Missions and Moderator of Central District Baptist Association; Auditor and Vice Moderator of the General Association of Baptists in Kentucky; and various other capacities.
Arrangements entrusted to A.D. Porter & Sons, 1300 W. Chestnut Street, Louisville, Kentucky.