Jim Brady BARITONE Ronnie Booth LEAD Michael Booth TENOR
Christian Tenor Singer, Drum, Guitar, Piano, Emcee and Harmonist of the Southern Gospel Trio :The Booth Brothers.
1999 saw them receive the SGMA New Artist of the Year Award and in 2001, the group was SGMA Trio of the Year.
For the last couple years, the group has been regulars on the Bill Gaither Homecoming tour.
|Born||In Tampa Fl|
|Birthday||October 8, 1971|
|Parents||Ron Booth I||Born in Wayne WV. Later Moved To Michigan, Then To Tampa Florida|
|Grandmother|| Ethelene Copeland Ashburn
|| Born May 26 1918
Died August 13 2009
|Grandfather||Virgle Ashburn||June 20 1914|
|Sibling||Melissa Ann Simms (Sister) Ronnie Booth II (Brother)|
|Spouse||Vickie Michelle Hunter
(Michael met his wife, Vicki, at a Booth Brothers concert in Temple Terrace, Florida. A few days later he was surprised to see her again at a New Years Eve party sponsored by Baptist Campus Ministries at the University of South Florida.)
|December 30, 1968|
|Anniversary||April 17, 1993 First Presbyterian Church, Plant City, Florida Pastor Donald E. Mason|
|Children||Christian Michael Booth||December 30, 1995|
|Jonathan David Booth||1999|
|Austin Neil Booth||June 9, 2007|
|Musical History||He continued to play throughout junior high and high school, winning trophies and being awarded a jazz scholarship to Hillsborough Community College upon his graduation from King High School in 1989. Michael began crooning at the tender age of 5. Michael started singing with the group at the age of 18, on Easter Sunday morning 1989, at Brandon Fellowship Baptist Church in Brandon, Florida.|
|Influences||his father, Ron Booth Sr., Jim Murray (formerly with the Imperials), and Ronnie Tutt (drummer for Elvis).|
|Church||Used to Attend Victory Baptist Church in Valrico, FL. Pastor Gene Sorensen and his wife Gena.|
|College||Hillsborough Community College|
|Hobbies||playing his playstation on the bus. Michael collects many unsold Booth Brothers cds and cassettes. According to Michael, “This collection has gotten way out of hand.” ha-ha|
|Bible Verse||Psalm 139 1 O lord, thou hast searched me, and known me.
2 Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.
3 Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.
4 For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether.
5 Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.
7 Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?
8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.
9 If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;
10 Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
11 If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.
12 Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.
13 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb.
14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
15 My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
16 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.
17 How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!
18 If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.
19 Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, ye bloody men.
20 For they speak against thee wickedly, and thine enemies take thy name in vain.
21 Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee?
22 I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies.
23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:
24 And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
|Instruments||Drum, Piano, Guitar|
|Saved||Be came A Born again Christian at the age of 7|
|High School||King High School|
|Favorite Christmas Song||Oh Holy Night. When you think about the images of Jesus being born in a manger sitting in a barn, I think sometimes we forget that He left perfection to come to us. I also like the very first Christmas project by the Oak Ridge Boys.|
|Christmas Time||Michael Booth (Booth Brothers) tells us that his family will be traveling from chilly Tennessee to warm Florida to spend the Holiday with family and friends. Michael says: “We’ll be staying at Mosie Lister’s house, where we will wake up Christmas morning and have a special breakfast and the kids will open presents from Mr. Mosie, Granny and other family members. Then we’ll attend our former church, Victory Baptist, where we’ll get to see old friends. Then it’s on to be with more family for lunch and more gift opening. Christmas night we return to Mosie’s for a Spanish/Cuban meal that includes Cubans (sandwiches made with the kind of Cuban bread you can’t seem to find just anywhere) and Spanish bean soup — yum! This ethnic meal has become one of our family traditions.”
Michael adds these thoughts about the holiday: “When you come in from out of town it seems that you spend your time trying to see everyone you can, so amid all the hurry we will make sure we take the time to tell our kids (like we do every year) the true meaning of Christmas and the reason behind why we give each other gifts — to celebrate that God sent us the best gift in Jesus.
|Michael Booth’s Nana’s Chocolate Pie||Preheat Oven to 325|
|1 9′ Baked Pie Shell
1 3/4 Cup Sugar
7 1/2 Tablespoon Cocoa
4 Tablespoon Flour Plus 2 Tablespoon Corn Starch Or 6 Tablespoons Flour
2 Cups Sweet Milk
5 Eggs Yolks
2 Tablespoon Vanilla
2 Tablespoon Butter
5 Eggs Whites At Room Temperature
8 Tablespoon Sugar
1/4 teaspoon Cream Of Tartar
|Thoroughly mix the Sugar, Flour & Cocoa in a medium bowl & set aside
Whisk the Eggs Yolks in a medium sauce pan & slowly add the Sweet Milk until combined. Slowly whisk in the cocoa mixture, Then the Vanilla. Cook the mixture over medium heat until it comes to a boil, stirring constantly : This will take 8 – 10 minutes. Boil the filling for 1 minute, Then remove from heat, Stir in the Butter until melted & completely combined. Pour the mixture into the Baked Pie Shell.
Combined the Egg Whites, Sugar, & Cream Of Tartar in a mixing bowl.
Beat the mixture on high until stiff, But still glossy. Carefully spread the Meringue on the hot filling, making sure that you seal the Meringue to the crust the whole way around. Baked in the oven until the Meringue is golden brown.
Cool to room temperature on a rack before cutting the pie.
|From Homecoming Magazine July-August 2006 Issue:
According to Michael Booth’s Wife Vicki, Virtually nothing holds a candle to his Maternal Grandmother’s Chocolate Pie – At least in Michael’s eyes As long as he can remember his Nana made her Chocolate Meringue Pie for family get-togethers. Including summer barbecues. “Everyone knew she really made those pies because of Michael, since they were his favorite,” says Vicki “She made It with Meringue on it, But Michael would always scrape the Meringue off his piece. So she started making to one with Meringue for everybody else & one without Meringue for Michael.When I married Michael, the pie had achieved sacred status. At all the family functions, it was always pointed out how Nana had made Michael pie. Everybody oohed & aahed over THE PIE. My mom also has a Chocolate pie recipe that I grew up with. I thought, “No big deal, I’ll just make him one of OUR Pies. Ours has to be as good. But not so, to Michael. He didn’t like my pie as much as his Nana’s”Michael’s mother Priscilla who graciously shared the recipe with us, said “Michael used to make himself sick eating so many pieces after he took the Meringue off.”
|Name Meaning||Booth means Hut, Shepherd House
Northern English and Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived in a small hut or bothy, Middle English both(e), especially a cowman or shepherd. The word is of Scandinavian origin (compare Old Danish both, Old Norse buð) and was used to denote various kinds of temporary shelter, typically a cowshed or a herdsman’s hut. In the British Isles the surname is still more common in northern England, where Scandinavian influence was more marked, and in Scotland, where the word was borrowed into Gaelic as both(an).
MICHAEL means who is like God
Usage: English, German, Czech, Biblical
Pronounced: MIE-kul [key]
From the Hebrew name מִיכָאֵל (Mika’el) English and German form of a common biblical name (meaning “who is like God?”) borne by one of the archangels, who is also regarded as a saint of the Catholic Church (cf. Gabriel and Raphael). In the Middle Ages, Michael was regarded as captain of the heavenly host (see Revelation 12: 7–9), symbol of the Church Militant, and patron of soldiers. He was often depicted bearing a flaming sword. Because of its sanctified warlike connotations, Michael was a popular name among early Christian military leaders, and was borne by eight Byzantine emperors, as well as by the founder (1596–1645) of the Romanov dynasty in Russia. The name is also borne by a Persian prince and ally of Belshazzar mentioned in the Book of Daniel. See also Michal. Cognates: Irish Gaelic: Mícheál. Scottish Gaelic: Micheal. Welsh: Meical, Mihangel. French: Michel. Italian: Michele. Spanish, Portuguese: Miguel. Catalan: Miquel. Basque: Mikel. Romanian: Mihai. Swedish: Mikael. Danish, Norwegian: Mikkel, Mikael. Polish: Michal. Czech: Mich(a)el. Russian: Mikhail. Ukrainian: Mikhailo. Finnish: Mikko. Hungarian: Mihály.
This was also the name of nine Byzantine emperors and a czar of Russia. Other more modern bearers of this name include the 19th-century chemist/physicist Michael Faraday and basketball player Michael Jordan.
Short forms: English: Mike, Mick.
Pet forms: English: Micky. Russian: Misha.
DAVID means beloved
Usage: English, Jewish, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Czech, Slovene, Biblical
Other Scripts: דָוִד (Hebrew), Давид (Russian)
Pronounced: DAY-vid (English), da-VEED (French) [key]
Possibly derived from Hebrew דוד (dvd) meaning “beloved”. David was the second and greatest of the kings of Israel, ruling in the 10th century BC. Several stories about him are told in the Old Testament, including his defeat of Goliath, a giant Philistine. Jesus was supposedly descended from him.Biblical: name of the greatest of the Israelite kings, whose history is recounted in 1 Samuel and elsewhere. As a boy he killed the giant Philistine, Goliath, with his slingshot; as king of Judah, and later of all Israel, he expanded the power of the Israelites and established their security. He was also noted as a poet, with many of the Psalms being attributed to him. He had many sons and, according to the gospels, Jesus was descended from him. The Hebrew derivation of the name is uncertain; it is said by some to represent a nursery word meaning “darling”. In America this is mainly a Jewish name, but it has no such weighting in Britain, where it is particularly common in Wales and Scotland, having been borne by the patron saint of Wales (see Dewi) and by two medieval kings of Scotland. Cognates: Scottish Gaelic: Dàibhidh. Irish Gaelic: Dáibhídh. Welsh: Dafydd, Dewi. Polish: Dawid. Finnish: Taavi. Other famous bearers of this name include the 5th-century patron saint of Wales, two kings of Scotland, empiricist philosopher David Hume, and explorer David Livingstone. This is also the name of the hero of Charles Dickens’ semiautobiographical novel ‘David Copperfield’.
Short form: English: Dave.
Pet forms: English and Scottish: Davy, Davey, Davie. Welsh: Dai.