Video Recording – Homegoing Celebration of
Dr. Charles I. Hart, Pastor Emeritus
May 23, 1933 – November 27, 2019
Dr. Charles Hart received special training in biblical counseling from the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation in Laverock, Pennsylvania. He earned his doctorate from the Caribbean Community Ministerial Academy. He was vice president of the Grand Old Gospel Fellowship, a church planting organization, for over 40 years. He was also known as “the voice of missions” on The Grand Old Gospel Broadcast, an international radio ministry. Dr. Charles Hart was the pastor of Germantown Christian Assembly for almost 30 years and pastor emeritus for 13 years. Charles I. Hart, Pastor Emeritus passed away in Philadelphia, PA, USA on November 27th, 2019 at the age of 86.
from Annotto Bay, St. Mary, Jamaica wrote on December 9, 2019 at 10:41 pm:
I have benefited greatly from the ministry of Pastor Dr Charles Hart in that all seven members of my family of origin came to know the Lord through the Annotto Bay Gospel Chapel, the last Assembly that Bro Hart established in Jamaica. My two sons Timothy and Nathanael came to know the Lord through that Assembly also and my wife Velda and I have been serving as Full-Time Accredited Ministers at that Assembly for the last 27 years. The foundation that Bro Hart has laid remain strong and the seed that he has sown continue to bear fruit.
My family and I join with the many believers of the North-Eastern Missionary Conference and the Christian Brethren Assemblies Jamaica to celebrate the tremendous work of Bro. Charles I Hart, pastor par excellence, pioneer missionary, planter of churches, passionate Bible teacher, powerful preacher, pace-setter and personal friend and mentor to many.
May his exemplary life and excellent work help to energize us to “run with patience the race that is set before us” to the glory of God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ.
from Kingston Jamaica wrote on December 9, 2019 at 8:12 pm:
My Uncle Charles was a stalwart for God, He always had a word to encourage and lift you, but always wanted to know of you had a relationship with Jesus Christ.
I truly miss him and am forever indebted to him and Aunt Dilys for their love and care shown to me during my stay in their home in the 70's. May God grant Aunt Dilys and family the strength to go on. Rest well Uncle Charles!!
from Bangalore wrote on December 9, 2019 at 5:36 pm:
“A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, through us, they live on. Surely Uncle will not be forgotten.”
from Highgate , St Mary , Jamaicans wrote on December 9, 2019 at 5:21 pm:
I remember Bro. Charles as a loving and caring man of God, Grace Gospel Chapel Dean Pen, St Mary Jamaica sends their sincere sympathy to the family. Cheer up, God will take care of you. Love
from Bangalore wrote on December 9, 2019 at 5:04 pm:
Very deep condolences to the family ♥️
from Toronto wrote on December 9, 2019 at 3:58 pm:
So many wonderful memories of Uncle Charles, from my childhood. He was a very special and Godly man. He was much loved by our family and will be missed!
from Bangalore wrote on December 9, 2019 at 12:56 pm:
May God grant peace and comfort to the family of Dr.Harts.
Doreen (Clarke) McCubbin
from 59 Southern Cross Drive, Kingston 17, Jamaica wrote on December 9, 2019 at 7:59 am:
I met Bro. Charles Hart and his family in Highgate, St. Mary in the late 1960’s.
Our family had moved from Kingston to reside in Highgate, St. Mary.
Bro Charles saw that we were new in the area and introduced himself to us, girls. He introduced us to the church he was leading – Highgate Gospel Hall - and invited us to attend. He religiously picked us up from our home, took us to church and took us back home. He continued to mentor and disciple us, and in 1968, just as I was about to sit the GCE examinations, three of us accepted the Lord Jesus as our personal Saviour.
Bro. Charles conducted the instruction class for new believers who wanted to be baptized. At each class he stressed, “If you really love the Lord!”. To this day, I have always remembered those six words! I can still hear him saying them!!
The love, attention and dedication of Bro. Charles augured well in nurturing us pertaining to our Christian life. I have cherished those formative years of my life and thank God that he provided Bro. Charles to bring Jesus into our lives. We have all continued to keep the faith, serving the Lord.
Bro. Charles was also the minister who conducted my marriage ceremony. I frequently look at his signature in the marriage document.
I am deeply saddened by his passing, but God has spoken! He has taken our dear Bro. Charles into Paradise!
My sincerest condolences and love to Sis. Dilys and the entire family. Please stay strong and remember that your beloved Bro. Charles is safe in the arms of Jesus. He has fought a good fight, he has kept the faith, he has finished the course! To God be the glory!!
from Toronto, Ontario, Canada wrote on December 9, 2019 at 3:05 am:
To God be the glory for the life of Pastor Charles Hart and for the good work he has done.
I had the privilege of meeting Pastor Charles when I was 9 years old. We were at the magical, wondrous place called Star Lake Salvation Army Camp in Bloomington, NJ, (anyone who was there during that time will know what I mean) and he specifically instructed us young ones to call him 'Pastor Charles'. I learned a new word that week (July 3-10, 1982) through his thematic message: RECONCILIATION. And fittingly, I (along with my brother, Taiwo, and my cousin, Kwesi) was moved to reconcile my soul with Christ, to decide to walk with him in my heart each day, and to accept Him as my Lord and personal Savior. I did through Pastor Charles' guidance and haven't looked back since that wonderful time at Star Lake, one single week 37 years ago which has remained so pivotal in my life, a week in which Pastor Charles was so central.
While I was saddened to hear that "sweet, sweet spirit" Dr. Charles Hart is no longer with us, it is with heart-filled bliss and confidence that I know - with his work here now done - he has gone on to celebrate eternally with our Lord. Thank you, Pastor Charles.
To God Be The Glory!
Nina and Glenn Howard and Family
from Atlanta, Georgia wrote on December 8, 2019 at 1:21 am:
"There’s a sweet, sweet spirit in this place and I know that it’s the spirit of the Lord”
Thank you God for blessing us with a pastor like Brother Charles who had such a genuine sweet spirit and profound words of encouragement. Whenever I visited Philadelphia and attended GCA, I could always rely on his smile, a comforting hug and a soft pat on my hand as he spoke with me. He demonstrated to me and to my family the love of Jesus.
Ron and Zita Charles
from Guyana , South America wrote on December 6, 2019 at 2:46 pm:
Will be sincerely missed in our hearts, but assuredly we will meet again in Glory. No more parting over there.
from Bermuda wrote on December 5, 2019 at 9:29 pm:
To the family and saints,
Greetings and condolences from my family and the saints in Bermuda.
"He fought a good fight".
from Delran wrote on December 3, 2019 at 4:35 pm:
We will miss Brother Charles but we know we will see him again.