Booth, L(aVaughn) Venchael 1919-2002
BOOTH, L(aVaughn) Venchael 1919-2002
PERSONAL: Some sources spell middle name "Vanchael"; born January 7, 1919, in Collins, MS; died November 16, 2002, in Memphis, TN; son of Frederick Douglas and Mamie (Powell) Booth; married Georgia Anna Morris, 1943 (deceased); married Yvette Livers; children: (first marriage) LaVaughn Venchael, Jr., William D., Anna M. Booth Metwally, Georgia A. Booth Leeper, Paul. Education: Alcorn Agricultural and Mechanical College (now Alcorn State University), B.A., 1940; Howard University, B.D., 1943; University of Chicago, M.A., 1945.
CAREER: Ordained minister of National Baptist Convention; pastor of Baptist churches in Warrenton, VA, 1943, and Gary, IN, 1944-52; Zion Baptist Church, Cincinnati, OH, pastor, 1952-84; Olivet Baptist Church, Silverton, OH, founder and pastor, beginning 1984. Progressive National Baptist Convention, founding member, 1961, vice president, 1961-71, president, 1971-84; Baptist World Alliance, vice president, 1970-75. University of Cincinnati, member of board of trustees, 1968—; Martin Luther King, Jr. Center, member of board of directors. Cincinnati Black Bank, organizer and chair, 1974; Hamilton County State Bank, founder and chair, 1980.
MEMBER: American Bible Society (member of board of management).
AWARDS, HONORS: Certificate of Merit, Cincinnati chapter, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 1963; L.H.D., Wilberforce University, 1964; D.D., Morehouse College, 1967; Distinguished Service Award, Churches of Detroit, 1968; Founders Award, Progressive National Baptist Convention, 1971; Award of Excellence, Operation PUSH, 1974; named to Ebony magazine Success Library, 1974; L.H.D., University of Cincinnati, 1989; named outstanding educator, Applause, 1991.
(Editor) Lillian B. Horace, "Crowned with Glory andHonor": The Life of Rev. Lacey Williams, Exposition Press (Hicksville, NY), 1978.*