Dr. Dana Carson
Dr. Dana Carson is the Senior Pastor of the Reflections of Christ’s Kingdom World Outreach International, affectionately known as the ROCK, in Alvin, TX. - a Bible-centered, Spirit-filled, Community-building, and Kingdom-minded church that reflects the racially and culturally diverse design of the Kingdom of God. A true apostle, Dr. Carson has established ROCK churches in Austin, TX., Houston, TX and Lake Jackson, TX. And in the spirit of the ROCK vision, Dr. Carson plants and oversee Bible-centered, Spirit-filled, Community-building, and Kingdom-minded churches worldwide. Currently, Dr. Carson also provides an apostolic covering for over 100 churches located both nationally and internationally – Texas, Mississippi, New York, Philippines, Cameroon, Liberia, and South Africa.
Originally from the inner city streets on the south side of Chicago, IL., Dr. Carson overcame tremendous obstacles. Yet despite dropping out of high school, he has unquestionably become one of the most scholarly and dynamic preachers of our time. After completing a Bachelor of Science from Wiley College, in Marshall,TX, Dr. Carson earned his Master of Divinity at Oral Roberts’ Signs and Wonders and Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminaries, as well as, a Master of Counseling from Texas A&M - Commerce. He then completed three doctorate degrees - Doctorate of Christian Psychology from Logos University, a Doctorate of Ministry from Boston University, where he studied The Church and Economic and Community Development at the Harvard School of Divinity, and a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from Regent University. He recently completed the Global Executive MBA Program at the Duke University Fuqua School of Business. Dr. Carson utilizes his extensive training combined with more than 20 years of organizational experience to train clients in both ministry and corporate environments.
Dr. Carson is a certified church growth specialist, and through DCM Consulting, he assists ministries in both the U.S. and internationally in various areas of church growth and health, from increasing their membership and developing their administrative infrastructures to implementing strategic processes on how to effectively organize and grow mature, healthy ministries.
Through Carson Consulting Group, Dr. Carson offers consulting services to businesses on a corporate, community, and entrepreneurial level in the public and private sectors. Carson Consulting Group utilizes proven strategic methods, corporate development tools and leading edge research to equip domestic and international businesses and governmental agencies with the core competencies needed in order to remain relevant and effective in today’s society, most notably in the areas of key critical leadership performance dimensions and focused management systems.
In 2005, Dr. Carson established Carson Kingdom Institute, an online Bible college for bivocational leaders and laypeople that desire a firm foundation in Biblical doctrine and ministerial training. Dr. Carson is the 2007 recipient of the Five-Fold Ministry Award sponsored by the Theologian Awards Production and the Tour of Hope Foundation.
Renowned nationally, Dr. Carson ministers extensively through
seminars, crusades, and television. His preaching and teaching has been broadcast on TBN, the WORD Network, Streaming Faith and primetime network TV. Regionally, the DCM broadcast can be watched every Sunday at 2:30pm on the Daystar Network, where he is a frequent host of the show - Celebration. He can also be heard every Sunday morning at 7:30 am on Radio One in the Houston metropolitan area. The DCM broadcast can be viewed 24 hours a day/7 days a week on Streamingfaith.com, LiveStream.com, YouTube.com, and MySpace.com. Frank and real, Dr. Carson is widely known for teaching the practical application of the Word of God on a level that anyone and everyone can understand. A prolific author and internationally known orator of the Gospel, Dr. Carson’s anointing represents a combination of Spirit-filled fire and formal academic training. With this rare anointing, he touches the hearts of people from all cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds worldwide!
Dr. Carson's biography was obtained from www.therockalvin.com