Aspiring Minister Paul Booth Jr. '04 Featured in Cincinnati Enquirer

Aspiring Minister Paul Booth Jr. '04 Featured in Cincinnati Enquirer

February 9, 2005

February 9, 2005, Greencastle, Ind. - "When Paul Booth Jr. steps to the pulpit at 7 p.m. today at Greater New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Avondale, he will be carrying on a family tradition," begins a story published in today's edition of the Cincinnati Enquirer. Booth, a 2004 graduate of DePauw University, "plans to become the sixth generation of ministers in the Booth family," the newspaper notes. It quotes Booth's father, former Cincinnati City Councilman Paul Booth Sr.: "Being a minister is something he has wanted since he was a child."

The article points out that "Paul Booth Jr. is in the master's degree program at Emory University in Atlanta, studying for a master's degree in divinity and taking courses in business management. He received his undergraduate degree in political science at DePauw University, Greencastle, Ind."

"I think my interest in divinity and business will enable me to reach many dimensions of people," the DePauw alumnus says. "It is important to reach people where they are, but be able to lead them to something." The story adds, "The sermon today will be his second trial sermon as he works toward becoming an ordained Baptist minister. He said he will preach about how a consumer-driven economy distorts people's relationship with God. 'We have too many teens looking at material values as success, and they turn to the drug dealer on the corner because that is the only means of success they see,' Booth said."

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