Frederick Okay.C. Worth, who based a megachurch and televangelism broadcast that made him a preferred voice for Black Christians, died on Friday night of issues from Covid-19, a spokeswoman for the household mentioned. He was 89.
Mr. Worth died at Torrance Memorial Medical Heart close to Los Angeles, mentioned Holly Baird, the spokeswoman.
“He fought the great battle of religion and laid maintain of everlasting life,” mentioned a assertion from his household posted on Fb by his son, Frederick Okay. Worth, Jr.
An earlier put up to the church’s Fb web page on Friday mentioned he had been hospitalized with Covid-19.
Mr. Worth based the Crenshaw Christian Heart in Inglewood, Calif., in 1973, in keeping with the church’s web site. Its membership has grown to over 28,000 from 300 at its inception.
Along with providers within the FaithDome, a 10,000-seat constructing, Mr. Worth started broadcasting providers “in an effort to achieve Black America” by means of Ever Rising Religion Ministries, which he established after he “acquired instruction from God to start a tv broadcast” in 1978, in keeping with the church’s web site.
Mr. Worth stepped down as pastor of the church in 2009, handing the reins to his son, Frederick Okay. Worth Jr.
He’s survived by his spouse, Betty, and their 4 youngsters, 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.