Carlton Pearson
Carlton Pearson
Carlton D'Metrius Pearson, DD is an American minister. At one time, he was the pastor of the Higher Dimensions Evangelistic Center, later named it Higher Dimensions Family Church which was one of the largest churches in Tulsa, Oklahoma. During the 1990s, it grew to an average attendance of over 5,000.
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Across country, black pastors weigh in on Obama's same-sex marriage support
KSAT - almost 5 years
Addressing his large, mostly black congregation on Sunday morning, the Rev. Wallace Charles Smith did not mince words about where he stood on President Barack Obama's newly announced support for same-sex marriage: The church is against it, he said, prompting shouts of "Amen!" from the pews. And yet Smith hardly issued a full condemnation of the president. "We may disagree with our president on this one issue," Smith said from the pulpit of the Shiloh Baptist Church here. "But we will keep him lifted up in prayer. ... Pray for President Barack Obama." And Smith said there were much bigger challenges facing the black community -- "larger challenges that we have to struggle with" -- bringing his full congregation to its feet, with many more "amen"s. Days after Obama announced his personal support for same-sex marriage, pastors across the country offered their Sunday-morning opinions on the development, with the words of black pastors -- a key base of support for Obama in 200 ...
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Bishop Carlton Pearson appearing on CNN in 2010
Chicago Pride - almost 5 years
Bishop Carlton Pearson is addressing the church's response to President Obama's endorsement of same-sex marriage during an appearance Thursday morning on CNN.
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Beyond Alarmism and Denial in the Dominionism Debate - Religion Dispatches
Google News - over 5 years
(I remember a story Carlton Pearson, who knows this world well, told me about Ted Haggard, with whom he attended Oral Roberts University: that Haggard's father was a demon exorciser, which has always sort of haunted me, given Haggard's obviously
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Televangelist's grandson preaches acceptance at Chicago confab - Windy City Times
Google News - over 5 years
Potts, whose "It Gets Better" video made national headlines last year, spoke in Chicago July 30 at Bishop Carlton Pearson's Inclusion Conference, held at the Sheraton Hotel. The four-day conference was intended to embrace LGBT people into faith,
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Randy Potts speaks on growing up religious and gay - Gay Chicago (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
“Remember that they're the ones paralyzed by fear, not us,” Potts said. “If they're so afraid of us then, that means we're the ones holding all the cards.” The Inclusion 2011 Conference was presented by Bishop Carlton Pearson's New Dimensions Ministry
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Oral Roberts' gay grandson shares inspirational message - ChicagoPride.com
Google News - over 5 years
Despite the stark separation from the Roberts, Potts found support from Bishop Carlton Pearson, a protege of Oral Roberts and founder of the Tulsa-based Higher Dimensions Church, which was once one of the largest evangelical churches in the nation
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MACHINE GUN PREACHER de Marc Forster : première image officielle de Gerard Butler - Cinemateaser
Google News - over 5 years
MACHINE GUN PREACHER est réalisé par Marc Forster (NEVERLAND, JAMES BOND QUANTUM OF SOLACE), qui s'est récemment fasciné pour la religion puisqu'il est attaché à HERETICS, biopic de Carlton Pearson, personnalité notoire de l'Église Unifiée du Christ,
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Oral Roberts' gay grandson speaking in Chicago - Gay Chicago (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Randy Roberts Potts speaks July 30, 10 am, at Bishop Carlton Pearson's Inclusion 2011 Conference at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers, 301 E. North Water St. Contact clint@adventrek.org for more information. The event is free and open to the public
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Eddie Long and the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Pall Over the Black Church - ColorLines magazine
Google News - over 5 years
Carlton Pearson of Christ Universal Temple said it on CNN after the scandal erupted. “The church—black or otherwise—[must] confront and not combat this issue of human sexuality and homosexuality,” said the LGBT-inclusive pastor
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My Take: Overcoming the black church's tradition of homophobia - CNN (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Homophobia is hardly unique to the African-American community. It's a social malady that's due largely to the influence of fear based-theologies, particularly fundamentalist Christianity, Islam and Judaism,
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The Passing of A Beloved Athens Original - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
We won't see another like Sarah Carlton Pearson Proctor, says one of her friends. By Jim McGown | Email the author | June 12, 2011 Sarah Carlton as a young woman in her native Savannah. courtesy of Sarah Carlton Proector Athens lost an original this
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Evelyn Rindels - Sioux City Journal
Google News - over 5 years
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Walter; her husband, Richard; three sisters, Norva Creese, Pearl Weifenbach and Elaine Eggert; a son, Curtis Schmieder; and a son-in-law, Carlton Pearson
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Texans of faith storm Capitol for human rights - Dallas Voice
Google News - almost 6 years
This year's headline speakers include Rabbi Denise Egger, the Rev. Harry Knox, Bishop Gene Robinson, Bishop Yvette Flunder, Rabbi David Saperstein, the Rev. Nancy Wilson, and Bishop Carlton Pearson. For more info on Clergy Call, go here
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Pastor will lobby in D.C. for gay, lesbian equality - Toledo Blade
Google News - almost 6 years
Among the speakers are Bishop Gene Robinson, the first openly gay bishop to be ordained in the Episcopal Church; Rabbi David Saperstein; Bishop Carlton Pearson, and the Rev. Harry Knox, the HRC's Religion and Faith Program Director
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Republicans Hold Forum With Blacks In Clergy
NYTimes - almost 16 years
In a bid to woo African-American clergy members and possibly their parishioners -- to their party, the Republican leaders in Congress held a conference today to promote religious-based charities and invited an audience of largely black religious leaders. In his keynote address, delivered in the marble banquet hall of the Library of Congress,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Carlton Pearson
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2015
    Age 61
    On August 25, 2015, Gina Pearson filed for divorce from Carlton.
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    Pearson also began holding a monthly discussion with a guest before a live audience at Tulsa's "My Studio" in May 2015.
    More Details Hide Details His first conversation was with Neale Donald Walsch, author of the mega-best-selling nine-book series, Conversations With God. Pearson is also a gospel vocalist who has won two Stellar Awards, and he was nominated for a Dove Award.
  • 2014
    Age 60
    In 2014 Pearson returned to Tulsa to be with his ailing father who died two days after Pearson’s 62nd birthday.
    More Details Hide Details He began preaching at the 11 a.m. service at All Souls Unitarian Church on the third Sunday of the month, while still traveling to Chicago to preach once a month at New Dimensions Chicago, the fellowship he founded there.
  • FIFTIES
  • 2011
    Age 57
    On January 3, 2011, it was reported that he had left this position.
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  • 2009
    Age 55
    In May 2009, Pearson was named the interim minister of the Christ Universal Temple, a large New Thought congregation in Chicago, Illinois.
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  • 2008
    Age 54
    On September 7, 2008, Pearson held his final service for the Higher Dimensions Worship Center, and it was absorbed into the All Souls Unitarian Church.
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  • 2006
    Age 52
    In November 2006, Pearson was accepted as a United Church of Christ minister.
    More Details Hide Details In June 2008, the Higher Dimensions Worship Center moved its meetings to the All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa.
  • 2004
    Age 50
    In March 2004, after hearing Pearson's argument for inclusion, the Joint College of African-American Pentecostal Bishops concluded that such teaching was heresy.
    More Details Hide Details Declared a heretic by his peers, Pearson rapidly began to lose his influence. Membership at the Higher Dimensions Family Church fell below 1,000, and the church lost its building to foreclosure in January 2006. The church members began meeting in the nearby Trinity Episcopal Church as the New Dimensions Worship Center.
  • FORTIES
  • 2002
    Age 48
    In February 2002, Pearson lost a primary election for the office of mayor of Tulsa.
    More Details Hide Details By then Pearson had begun to call his doctrine—a variation on universal reconciliation—the Gospel of Inclusion and many in his congregation began to leave.
  • 2000
    Age 46
    In 2000, Pearson campaigned for George W. Bush, and later he was invited to the White House.
    More Details Hide Details Pearson had one of the most watched TV programs on the Trinity Broadcasting Network. Pearson was also the host of the AZUSA Conference in Tulsa. Pearson was also a travelling evangelist, holding two-day revivals across the continent. Pearson also gave many up and coming ministers and singers credibility and a global audience, including T.D. Jakes, Joyce Meyer, Donnie McClurkin and many others. Pearson has also met and counseled with former Presidents George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton. After watching a television program about the wretched conditions of people suffering and dying from the genocide in Rwanda, and considering the teachings of his church that non-Christians were going to Hell, Pearson believed he had received an epiphany from God. He stated publicly that he doubted the existence of Hell as a place of eternal torment. He said that hell is created on earth by human depravity and behavior.
  • 1997
    Age 43
    During the 1990s Pearson's church grew to an average attendance of over 6,000, and in 1997 Pearson was ordained as a bishop.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1993
    Age 39
    In September 1993 Pearson was married at age 40 to the former Gina Marie Gauthier (born December 13, 1961 in Lake Charles, LA).
    More Details Hide Details She is a life coach by profession. They have two children; a son, Julian D'Metrius Pearson, born on July 9, 1994 in Tulsa, OK, and a daughter, Majestè Amour Pearson born, October 29, 1996 in Tulsa, OK.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1953
    Born
    Born on March 19, 1953.
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