Woodlawn Funeral Home

2310 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford, BC


Elizabeth Charlotte Baker

Elizabeth Charlotte (Ayers) Baker was born and raised in Kamloops B.C. Mom felt the call to the ministry at a young age and wrote her first sermon at age 13, using an old apple crate as her pulpit. As a young woman she moved to North Vancouver, British Columbia where she met her husband John. They married on July 8, 1944 and celebrated 58 years of marriage until John passed away in November of 2002. In 1954, Charlotte, John and Juanita moved to Bellingham, Washington, where Charlotte pastored her first church. During this time their second daughter Tammy was born. In 1963 the family of 4 moved to Seattle where Charlotte established The King's Temple. She pastored there for many years before returning to Canada to retire with John. During her time in Seattle, she traveled the world, touching many lives through her years of ministry. She helped establish a Bible school in Ghana, trained people to be missionaries and helped establish many churches. Although very busy with the “ministry” part of her life, she still found time and energy to create a happy home for her family. She will always be remembered as a good wife, mother and grandmother to her family. Family gatherings were always very important to mom. We were very privileged to have had Mom and Dad for as many years as we did. Charlotte leaves behind two daughters, Juanita (Terry) Scarrow, Tammy (Dana) Harken, 4 grandchildren; Matthew Scarrow, Douglas (Lara) Scarrow, Brynn (Andrew) Jacobson, Jenna Harken, 5 great grandchildren; Nikko, Teara, Levi, Hannah and Benjamin. Arrangements under the direction of Woodlawn Funeral Home, Abbotsford, BC.


  • Graveside Service Tuesday, September 23, 2014


Elizabeth Charlotte Baker

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James Salmon

January 26, 2018

Recently at a library I bought a used copy of The Eye of the Needle. What a beautiful book and so easy to read I couldn't put it down until I finished it. Dr Baker must have been a beautiful person and I regret I never heard her preach.

Wendy Fox

March 20, 2017

Wow, just out of curiosity I looked to see if Charlotte had passed. She meant a great deal to me. She preached at a weekend women's retreat only a few days before my father died. Her message still rings in my ears, a teaching from the Song of Solomon - "Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away. For behold, the winter is past, the rains are over and gone, the flowers appear on the land, the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land". No matter what we are walking through, we can hear the Lord speaking these words to us, drawing us away with Him so that no matter what is happening, with Him the winter has past and the rains are over and gone. What an incredible woman.

Ken J

August 10, 2016

The most memorable 8 years of my life were spent attending The King's Temple in Seattle (1974-1982). "Those were the days, my friend, we thought they'd never end," - but they did, didn't they? If God moves in that way again it will be through the those who are the legacy of her ministry and have not forgotten the lessons we learned. May the Spirit stir up the River of God within us again! Amen and amen!

Rick D

December 1, 2015

I will never forget what happened in Irving, TX, at the now removed Texas Stadium at the conclusion of a Worship Symposium, when Rev Baker prophesied "The Eye of the Needle" prophecy. I woke up in the middle of the night tonight, some 35 years later now, thinking of this prophecy and it again, brought me to tears. I then searched the internet and found this obituary. That night changed my life forever. Thank you Jesus, for giving us Charlotte Baker.

Rhonda Tauakitau

September 5, 2015

Still inspiring and God has used your powerful message that is changing my heart. Thank you for loving God and teaching us.

Alexis Nye

April 8, 2015

This woman was a great inspiration in my life. Privileged to visit with her and your dad in Seattle and also to attend some ministry time with her there. In approximately 1987-88 she prophecied the increase in terriorism in the world and the UsA. While we were sitting there she had an open vision and saw the jets flying into the twin towers. (buildings) She warned of the growing threat in the world. But began, by the spirit to draw us deeper in our vision of the unseen provision and river of God's love and power to heal, feed and sustain us. We have passed 9/11 which took place exactly as she saw it...and are now looking into an uncertain future. Because of Charollette we remember how God will lead us "in a way we do not know". I think of her often, all these years later, grateful to God for y time with her. And living through what she saw so many years ago.

March 10, 2015

Back in 1988 I went to Seattle and stayed 10 days with Sister Baker and Bro John. I had a ball. When I first arrived she had a house full of company and wanted me to make sweet tea for everyone. She would stop services we would go to and tell them she wanted me to sing I'll Fly Away. They took me up into Vancouver and she told me I was a flat land lover cause the mountains made me sick going round and round. She spoke into my life greatly. She came to Lufkin Tx a few times and stayed with me and ministered. She was such a blessing to me. I have mentioned her many times in my sermons. What a woman of God. I truly love her.I know she is having a ball in glory. Sheryl West, 705 N Warren, Lufkin, Texas 75901

Linda Sheriff

January 11, 2015

I was one of MANY women who sat under Sis. Baker when she ministered in Columbus, Ohio!! I still have her teaching cassette tapes from those Women's Conferences at Christian Assembly Church in Columbus-- and I still glean from her messages!! I thank God for directing me to her meetings and instilling those anointed times into my life!! God bless all your family; and don't allow her teachings & resources to go by the way-side!
Linda Sheriff, ( Vermilion, Ohio )

Karen Carson

October 15, 2014

I was never privileged to know Sister Baker at Fountain Gate like all the others. But one Sunday night I had the privilege to be in the service she spoke as a guest and I will never forget that service..

October 10, 2014

Rest in the arms of the Lord.
Jerry Burch {husband of the late Tereasa Miles Burch}