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Carlton Pearson Biography, Education, Age, Family, Divorce and Net Worth.
Who is Carlton Pearson?
Carlton Pearson is an American pastor, previously he served as the pastor of the Higher Dimensions Evangelistic Center Incorporated. However, the church was later rebranded to Higher Dimensions Family Church, and it was one of the biggest churches in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
He began his career as a minister at Oral Robert University in Tulsa, where he was being mentored by Oral Roberts. After that, he became the associate evangelist with the Oral Robert Evangelistic Association. Carlton was later ordained in the Church of God in Christ. In 1981, Carlton founded his own Church called, Higher Dimensions Evangelistic Center. The church grew rapidly and it became one of the biggest churches in Tulsa.
Moreover, together with Dr. Frederick K.C Price, he was at one time one among the two African American pastors to host a weekly national television preaching show. The show reached hundreds of thousands to millions of people weekly. In addition, he was the only African American minister to hold huge conferences in arenas and stadiums across the country.
Moreover, his church went on and expanded to an average weekly attendance of over 6,000 throughout the 1990s. After that, he was ordained as a bishop on the first night of his annual AZUSA Conference in 1996 and subsequently consecrated on the first night of AZUSA ’97. Pearson campaigned for George W. Bush in 2000, and he was later welcomed to the White House.
The Gospel of Inclusion
In 2002, he was running for the office of Mayor of Tulsa. However, in February he lost the election. Moreover, at that time he had begun to call his doctrine- a variation on universal reconciliation, the Gospel of Inclusion, and many in his congregation started to leave. Previously, after he saw what happened in Rwanda in 1994, genocide and considering church teaching that all non-christian will go to hell. According to him, he believed that he had received an epiphany from God. Carlton went ahead and openly doubted that there was no hell as a place of eternal torment.
After hearing Pearson’s case for inclusion, the Joint College of African-American Pentecostal Bishops declared that such teaching constituted heresy in March 2004. After being labeled a heretic by his colleagues, Pearson’s influence in the evangelical fundamentalist church began to dwindle quickly. As a result, The Higher Dimensions Family Church’s membership fell below 1,000, and the church’s facility was foreclosed on.
After the closure, the church member started meeting at the Trinity Episcopal Church on Sunday afternoons as the rebranded New Dimension Worship Center.
How Old Is Carlton Pearson?
He was born on March 19th, 1953, he is 68 years as of 2021. Pearson shares his birthday with other notable people such as Harvey Weinstein, Bruce Willis, Adolf Eichmann, Wyatt Earp, Glenn Close, Eduardo Saverin, Ursula Andress, among others.
Carlton Pearson Family
Who are His Parents?
He was born in San Diego, California as the son of Adam Louis Pearson and Lilie Ruth. However, he lost his father in 2014.
Does He Have Siblings?
He has five siblings in a family of six children, however, much is not known about his siblings.
Carlton Pearson Education
He attended Oral Roberts University in Tulsa
Carlton Pearson Wife
Initially, he was married to Gina Marie Gauthier, who is a life coach by profession. The two got married in 1993 and Gina filed for divorce on August 25, 2015. The divorce was finalized on May 19, 2016.
Carlton Pearson Kids
Together with his former wife, they are blessed with two children, Julian D’metrius and Majeste Amour.
The Higher Dimensions Worship Center
After the closure of Higher Dimensions, he was accepted as the new Minister of the United Church of Christ in November 2006.
The then-renamed New Dimensions Worship Center relocated its services to Tulsa’s All Souls Unitarian Church in June 2008. Pearson performed his farewell service for the New Dimensions Worship Center on September 7, 2008, and it was merged into the All Souls Unitarian Church.
The Christ Universal Temple
In May 2009, Carlton was appointed as the interim minister of the Christ Universal Temple, a large New Thought congregation in Chicago, Illinois. However, on January 3rd, 2011, it was announced that he had left the position.
New Dimensions Chicago and Return to Tulsa
After being away from his town Tulsa, he came back in 2014, to be with his father who was sick. However, his father passed away on Carlton’s 62nd birthday.
On the third Sunday of each month, he started preaching at All Souls Unitarian Church at 11 a.m. However, he was still flying to Chicago to preach once a month at New Dimensions Chicago, the fellowship he formed there. In May 2015, Pearson also began hosting a monthly conversation with a speaker in front of a live audience at Tulsa’s “My Studio.”
After he started hosting, his first guest was Neale Donald Walsch, author of the mega-best-selling nine-book series, Conversation With God. Apart from being a preacher, he is also a gospel vocalist. As a musician, he has won two Stellar Awards, and he was nominated for a Dove Award.
Carlton Pearson Height
Pearson has not yet disclosed his actual height, weight, and Body measurement to the public. In case of any information, we will update it as soon as possible.
Carlton Pearson’s Net Worth
His net worth is estimated to be more than $ 5 million.
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