Jordan K. Phillips informed GMF that Dr. Charles G. Hayes, founder and pastor of Chicago’s Cosmopolitan Church of Prayer, has died (February 13). He was 76 years old.
Dr. Hayes and his famed choir, the Cosmopolitan Church of Prayer Choir, also known as The Mighty Warriors, recorded more than 30 albums over a 50-year period, including the perennial numbers “Jesus Can Work It Out” and “Step Back, Let God Do It.”
Our deepest condolences are extended to Dr. Hayes’ family, friends and fans, and the Cosmopolitan Church of Prayer. GMF honors his rich legacy of ministry and music. The Black Gospel Blog’s Bob Marovich details it beautifully here.
Homegoing arrangements are below. Click the image to enlarge. Services will be streamed live.
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3 Replies to “Father Charles G. Hayes, founder & pastor of Cosmopolitan Church of Prayer, has died”
Dr. Hayes is a great gospel singer and recorded more than 30 albums over a 50-year period.
You Gave joy where their sorrow and peace where their was was misunderstanding rest in peace until that that Great DAY OF Jurgement
A gospel music ICON and legend has gone home. RIP Father Hayes!
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