Pastor Sherwood Carthen. Photo courtesy Bayside Church
SACRAMENTO, CA - The lead pastor of one of Sacramento's larger churches died Wednesday.
Pastor Sherwood Carthen, also know as Big Papi, served at Bayside of South Sacramento Church. He was also the chaplain for the Sacramento Kings.
Bayside made this statement:
Please join us in praying for Charlene Carthen, her family and the Bayside of South Sacramento Church Family (B.O.S.S.) as Sherwood Carthen has gone on to be with Jesus. In the words of Sherwood from his last message he ever preached at Bayside Granite Bay, "keep your eyes on Jesus".
According to Carthen's Facebook page, he was from Oklahoma City and a graduate of McClathcy High School in Sacramento.
Many were paying tribute and sharing remembrances of Carthen on his Facebook page.
The cause of death wasn't released.