Carlton Pearson Bio, Age, Wife, Children, Gay, Divorce, Cancer, Songs

Carlton Pearson Biography

Bishop Carlton Pearson aka Carlton D’metrius Pearson is an American Christian minister and singer born on March 19, 1953. He once served as the pastor of the Higher Dimensions Evangelistic Center Incorporated.

Pearson has been the Senior Minister of Christ Universal Temple, a huge New Thought church in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

Bishop Carlton later named Higher Dimensions Family Church which was one of the largest churches in Tulsa, Oklahoma. During the 1990s, it grew to a constant attendance of over 6,000.

Due to Pearson’s belief in universal reconciliation, he gradually began to lose his influence in ministry with the Joint College of African-American Pentecostal Bishops. Subsequently, Carlton was declared a heretic by his peers in 2004.

As a native of San Diego California, he spent the first 18 years of his life with his parents and five siblings. Pearson was raised in a traditional fundamentalist Christian home, a 4th generation Pentecostal preacher.​

After attending the Oral Roberts University in Tulsa Oklahoma (where he majored in Biblical Literature/English Bible and minored in Theology/Historical Studies) he worked for 15 years on its Board of Regents and 2 years as an Associate Evangelist of The Oral Roberts Association, (ORA).

​Additionally, in 1977, Pearson established Higher Dimensions Ministries (now New Dimensions ), in Tulsa. The church grew from a traveling evangelistic team in ‘77, to a multi-faceted universal ministry.


The growth included a local church of over 5,000, a home for unwed mothers, one for ex-offenders returning to society, a full service licensed Counseling Center, prison and nursing home outreaches, a national Purity With Purpose Discipleship Program for men and women, with graduates nationally and internationally, a 645-acre horse Ranch for troubled Youth and Teens.

Moreover, Carlton was consecrated to the office of Bishop in 1996 through a College of Bishops headed by Bishop Charles E Blake. Bishop Blake is presently the Presiding Bishop of the Churches of God In Christ, the denomination of his upbringing. He was officially ordained into the ministry in 1971.

Bishop Carlton has served in the College of Bishops of the International Communion of Charismatic Churches. He also worked on the boards of several other charitable and humanitarian organizations, including the Human Rights Campaign of Washington DC, an organization promoting the civil rights of America’s GLBTQ community.

Moreover, has authored a variety of books and booklets. Recently, he has felt a passion to proclaim the “Gospel Of Inclusion” and has written a widely acclaimed book by the title Gospel Of Inclusion published by Simon and Schuster.

The book points to a multi-cultural dialogue and a common respect for all faith disciplines. It probes the Christian church’s exclusivism as being inconsistent, in spirit with the teachings of Jesus, and that it is more important what Jesus said about God than what the church says about Jesus.

Carlton Pearson Age

How old is Carlton Pearson? Bishop Pearson is 68 years old as of 2021. He was born on March 19, 1953, in San Diego, California, United States. However, the clergyman spent the first 18 years of his life in San Diego, California with his parents and five siblings.

In addition, he celebrates his birthday on the 19th of March every year and his zodiac sign is Pisces.

Carlton Pearson Wife

Carlton Pearson and wife
Carlton Pearson and his wife

Bishop Pearson married Gina Marie Gauthier at the age of 40 in September 1993. Gina Mare Gauthier was born on 13 December 1961 in Lake Charles, Los Angeles. Her profession is life coach.

Pearson and his wife Gina have two children; a son, Julian D’Metrius Pearson, and a daughter, Majestè Amour Pearson.

Carlton Pearson Children

Pearson and his wife Gina Marie have two children; a son, Julian D’Metrius Pearson, born on July 9, 1994, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and daughter, Majestè Amour Pearson born on October 29, 1996, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Carlton Pearson Net Worth

Pearson has an estimated net worth of around $16 Million as of 2021. His income is mainly attributed to his career as a Christian minister.

Carlton Pearson Divorce

On August 25, 2015, Pearson’s wife, Gina Pearson filed for divorce. On May 19, 2016, before the divorce was finalized, she dismissed her petition for divorce.

Carlton Pearson Cancer

In 2005, Bishop Carlton Pearson was diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Carlton Pearson Come Sunday

In July 2010 it was made public that director Marc Forster would direct a feature film about Pearson’s life. This would be from a script by Marcus Hinchey based on This American Life’s “Heretics” episode.

Furthermore, in January 2017, it was revealed that Joshua Marston will be directing the project as a Netflix feature, with Chiwetel Ejiofor to play Pearson, Condola Rashad as his wife Gina, and Martin Sheen as Oral Roberts. Come Sunday had its world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and was released on Netflix on April 13, 2018.

Carlton Pearson Church

He serves for the Fellowship of Affirming Churches and Ministries (TFCAC); and is on the adjunct pastoral staff of All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Pearson has also founded the Metacostal Network of Churches and Ministries winding the gap between his Pentecostal roots in spiritual transcendence and embracing a Metaphysical approach to ministry and progressive spirituality.

Carlton Pearson Musical Career

He is also a gospel vocalist who has won two Stellar Awards and also got a nomination for a Dove Award

Carlton Pearson Songs

  • Old Songs Medley
  • We’ll understand it better by and by
  • I know Lord Will Make A Way Somehow
  • Father, I strech my hands to thee
  • Shine On Me
  • Jesus, I’ll never forget/He’s done so much for me
  • How I Got Over
  • Rain on My Field
  • We Declare Your Glory
  • Mighty God
  • Come into This House
  • I know I’ve been changed
  • Come On and Praise the Lord
  • Praise, Praise, Praise
  • Jesus Be A Fence Around Me
  • I Know the Lord
  • He Lifted Me
  • Take It by Force
  • All the Way
  • Going to heaven to meet the king
  • Precious Memories
  • In the Arms of Jesus
  • Forever You’re My King
  • To Him Who Sits on the Throne
  • Mother Sherman Story
  • Old Songs Medley Highlights
  • This Train
  • Catch On Fire
  • Near The Cross
  • Is Your All on the Altar
  • Praise the Lord With Me
  • Church Medley

Carlton Twitter


  1. OMG! OMG! Jaqueline, I agree with you 100%, every word that you posted.
    Thank you. I have been in a situation when God has spoke to me directly and I did not share it with anyone, because I knew they would be tempted to call God a liar, without even realizing they were. I hope Bro. Carlton continues to live ” HIS TRUTH” and the life God has led him to. God bless you for sharing

  2. Bravo Carlton!!!!!! Finally someone to speak the truth about how he truly feels! Growing up in the cult-like Church of God in Christ isn’t easy. It’s actually very scary! My absentee father was a Pentecostal traveling preacher with a lot of issues. It’s extremely hard to do the right thing all the time, when everything on the face of the earth is a sin, according to COGIC rules. They even had their own book on how to be the perfect Christian, and to be more sanctified than any other religious group. I’m 2 years older than Carlton. We both grew up attending Greater Jackson Memorial COGIC in San Diego, CA. Lot’s of crazy stuff happened during that time. As children, we weren’t allowed to question adults and definitely not the Bible because – it’s the Bible and that’s all you need to know! I remember one time, as I rode in the back seat of someone’s car with Carlton sitting next to me..Carlton questioned the adults in the front seat by asking why we couldn’t dance. Why is dancing a sin? I tried to move as far away from him so not to be struck by the lightning that was sure to come. He continued by saying he can’t find anything in the Bible that said it was a sin. He spoke intelligently, and they listened. I was so proud of him that day. It showed me that thinking for myself is not a sin. I never understood why religion had to hurt. It also taught me to define the Bible as I see fit. I’m not speaking against the Bible because it has kept human beings civilized. However, it was written by mortal men – not God and I’m allowed to question its discrepancies. Just like you’re allowed to question Carlton. But be careful, because you weren’t in the room when Carlton claims God spoke to him directly. You might be calling God a liar.

  3. Work out your own soul salvation with fear and trembling Phil 2:12 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. 1John 4:1 The Spirit says clearly that some people will abandon the faith in the last days, they will be deceived by lying spirits and follow doctrines of demons. 1Tim 4:1

  4. GOD Said Come As You Are… Take His Yoke Upon You And Learn Of HIM… He GOD Will Do The Changing… He Will Change Your Heart, Your Mind, Your Soul, Your Life… GOD Thoughts And Ways Are Beyond What Men Knows… To Each Person GOD Give A Level Of Understanding, Insight, Prophecy According To Their Faith Faithful And Studying Of His Word… We ALL Are Tested And Tried By The Fire For This Is What Makes Or Breaks Us… Your Test To Testimony… Be Careful How You Judge For Sure It Will Come Back On You… GOD Can’t Save People Without Being Draw As They Are Into His Light By Ones Already Enlighten… I Love And Am Praying For With Bishop Carlton Pearson Cuz I Know GOD Don’t Put That Much Work Nor Word Into His Disciples To Lose Them… He Protects Their Soul… The devil Is Defeated GOD Is Victorious…

  5. Much mercy,much compassion,much concern, much love are in your comments about our brother. I trust God to answer the prayer that Jesus prayed. Keep them in the truth.

  6. I saw come Sunday on Netflix. My heart was heavy with sorrow to see far Pearson has fallen. It’s all as a result of not reading the Scriptures entirely. This is the damage theology does.
    I would like to believe that true Bible reading Christians were able to discredit his teachings even though this wasn’t brought out in the movie.
    In real life, it would be appalling if true Christians were not able to discredit his teachings.
    I prayed for God to forgive him and turn him back to Him.
    I will be praying

  7. Dont be deceived. study the bible for your self and see what God has to say. Dont just accept what one man has to say.

    In the scriptures below, we are told that the terror of the lord is real. That was why paul went about preaching for them to believe in christ.

    If it wasnt necessary to believe why would he have bothered, seeing all the trouble he faced. Why would the other apostles have bothered. If they felt others didnt need to know christ do u think anyone would even know about jesus today?. Look, the devil has been around for a long long time. He changes tactics. This is his tactic. You must know christ and accept him consciously to be saved. Christ has redeemed the whole world, but if u dont acknowledge it and believe in christ, u havent accepted the redemption . Jesus did his part and we r to do our part too

    2cor 5: 8-11

    8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.

    9 Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.

    10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.

    11 Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.

    • Pearson just never truly had a relationship with Jesus. He was just a Bible college Graduate and an excellent orator.
      Jesus does not lose any of His own.
      He said that in the Bible

  8. One thing the world has to remember, this is a MAN he’s human. He was a man before he became a preacher and he’s yet a man who will make mistakes. Let that soak in… As we keep Minister Pearson in Prayer, I would like to point out that as a minister there is a battle we fight. Everyone has to talk to someone, we all need prayer, and the enemy attack the preachers too. Where ever the wrong turn was he has to be WILLING to pray and seek the Lord for Guidance It will come. God has a multitude of alternative to fix a problem and it’s tailored to fit.

  9. First, God’s not the author of confusion. That is in His word, his work, and the church. We should not tempt God. I really love Pastor Pearson, but its very clear that he miss the voice of the Lord. Just being brief. I will leave it simple.There is the love of God, holiness of God, and the justice of God. We are speaking on Redemption.If God were all “LOVE” he would look over our sins and let us off. So there is Holiness, and justice. Christ didn’t die to make one comfortable in their sins. No God doesn’t send people to HELL people live their lives against the commandment of Lord and the end results are eternal destruction. John 3:16 If there is a Heaven there is a Hell, and you cannot live a LUKE WARM life and expect a Heavenly continental package. I believe God was giving Minister Pearson a revelation. But you must seek God. All the answers don’t come over night. We must be willing to wait for a word from on high. We must continue to preach the Gospel Heaven is there as well as HELL. if we neglect to proclaim it WOE UNTO YOU!

    • Pearson just never truly had a relationship with Jesus. He was just a Bible college Graduate and an excellent orator.
      Jesus does not lose any of His own.
      He said that in the Bible.
      It’s simple really, if it’s not consistent with Scripture, it’s not from God. Very easy to know what is from God.

    • Please send me your email as I have much to scripturally refute. I believe in your sincerity but there is so much you have failed to see that if you’re open I would like to share.

  10. It is inspiring to witness a leader of his calibre forfeiting further fame because of his convictions.
    His conviction should provoke Christ-followers to ask why Christ was rejected, despised, persecuted and shamed yet he was preaching for the deliverance of the poor, the healing of all and love for all including the very world that hates him.

  11. Deep respect and appreciation for this man. I believe in his philosophy and approach to God. Inclusivity! Love that he stays with his Pentecostal roots that allow him to stay close and deeply rooted in Jesus🙏🏾❤️

    • Carlton is a story of a man who chooses a rather narrow path with thorns and thistles.
      It is encouraging that he still forges ahead.

      His story should serve as an encouragement that Christ stated that we are blessed when persecuted for doing righteousness.

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