Sherwood Carthen, lead pastor of Bayside's South Sacramento church and chaplain for the Sacramento Kings, has passed away.
Bayside Church acknowledged Carthen’s passing on social media this afternoon.
Kings minority owner Phil Oates was Bishop Carthen’s personal friend, he made a statement this afternoon on the death of Carthen.
“As chaplain of the Kings, Bishop Sherwood Carthen has mentored countless Kings both past and present. He was an outstanding preacher, but an even better friend to all."
Oates said all of the Sacramento Kings extend their sincerest condolences the Carthen family.
Just yesterday, Carthen was at a news conference and spoke at Capital Christian Center on putting aside money for the homeless.
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Kitty O'Neal had a chance to speak with Phil Oates about the loss of his close friend.