Dr. Dana Carson is the Kingdom Voice and African-American Church Growth Expert. Dr. Carson brings to the Center for Church Growth and Kingdom Empowerment training and coaching sessions three doctorates, three masters, including a Duke Global Executive MBA, and an undergraduate degree from Wiley United Methodist College. Dr. Carson is one of the most scholarly practitioners of our time and utilizes his “pulled up by his own bootstrap” wisdom to help and assist churches develop turnaround, as well as next level strategies.
Dr. Carson built a church from the ground in the capital city of Austin, Texas, a city referred to as the preachers’ graveyard. He built his first church with 9 people in a house and grew that church to over 5,000 members. One of the first churches to develop a TV ministry, Dr. Carson’s broadcast was seen on primetime TV across the nation on multiple TV networks – TBN, Daystar, BET, ABC, and other networks. Dr. Carson then planted another church in the rural area of Alvin, Texas, a city with a less than 2% African-American population. He built that church to over 2,500 from the ground in a very difficult city to grow a church, especially as a minority. Dr. Carson recently planted another church in Houston, Texas that is already grown to almost 1,500 in 2 years.
Dr. Carson understands church growth from both a scientific perspective and a theological perspective, thus he engages in the art of church growth consultation, utilizing both his theological training and experience to assist churches worldwide. Dr. Carson has not only planted several churches in the United States, whom he serves as apostle over, but he has planted numerous churches throughout the world.