Our Founder

 

Dr. Dana Carson is the founder and senior pastor of the Reflections of Christ’s Kingdom World Outreach International (The R.O.C.K.) in Houston, TX. — a Bible-centered, Spirit-filled, Community-building, Kingdom-minded ministry founded in 2003. Dr Carson has over 25 years of full-time and pastoral ministry experience. Dr. Carson is one of the nation’s foremost Kingdom theologians and down-to-earth pastors whose radical message and raw delivery are known all over the world. Dr. Carson’s call and purpose is to educate people of every age with the message of the Kingdom of God that is both exegetically sound and spiritually nourishing. Dr. Carson has an exceptional concern for youth and children and personally invests his life in their training and development. Dr. Carson’s anointing represents a combination of Spirit-filled fire and formal academic
training, with a touch of the lessons learned in the ghettos of Chicago. With this rare anointing, he touches the hearts of people from all cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds worldwide. 

 

As an Apostle

with a Prophetic Voice Holding firmly to the mandate in Matthew 28 that commissions all believers to go and teach all nations, Dr. Carson has planted and oversees Bible-centered, Spirit-filled, Community-building, Kingdom-minded leaders and churches worldwide. He trained leaders and has planted churches in Texas (Houston, Round Rock, Brazosport, San Antonio), Georgia, New York, South Africa, Philippines, Liberia, and is currently working to establish churches nationally in North Carolina and Tennessee and internationally in South America, India, and Australia. Currently, Dr. Carson provides an apostolic covering for over 100 churches internationally. Dr Carson is a pastor’s pastor with his profound pastoral insight and ministry experience. Dr Carson has a heart and passion to train and equip pastors for the work of ministry.

 

Dr. Carson’s desire to help pastors and young ministers was a result of a vow that he made to God. When Dr. Carson began in ministry, as a first generation preacher and pastor, he was unable to get any assistance from seasoned pastors. So God sent him to seminary. It was difficult, but so richly rewarding that he promised God that if He would provide him with a theological education that he would commit his life to providing mentorship to others who lacked spiritual covering and mentorship. Dr. Carson’s training in theology (D.Min.), leadership (Ph.D.), counseling (C.Psy.D.) and business (GEMBA) have made him a rare and unique ministry gift and tool to the Body of Christ that continues to prepare both young and experienced pastors for sound biblical Kingdom ministry. Dr. Carson takes spiritual mentorship seriously by ensuring that he personally mentors all of his sons and daughters through the ministry of empowerment, apostolic infusion, and impartation.

 

Dr. Carson has one of the most respected prophetic voices in South Africa and Liberia among the grassroot community and church leaders. Dr. Carson has spoken prophetically to nations and thousands have been healed, delivered, and made whole by the power of God. Through the demonstration of the Kingdom of God, blinded eyes have opened, the lame have walked, the dumb have spoken again, cancer and other diseases have been cancelled, and barren women have become mothers!

 

As a Community Builder, 

Dr. Carson’s fervor for lifting, developing, and building communities is second to none. Dr. Carson studied the church, economics, and community building during his doctoral studies at Harvard University. Dr. Carson wrote his dissertation on the relationship between African-American males between the ages of 14-35 and the and the independent church at Boston University, the alma mater of the distinguished Martin Luther King Jr. and C. Eric Linclon. Dr. Carson has been building communities through youth outreaches through athletics and academics for over two decades. He has created jobs and prepared countless numbers of people for employment opportunity through his many non-profit organizations.

 

 

As a Community Builder, Cont'd

 

Dr. Carson defied the odds by establishing a vibrant ministry in an unlikely place that continues to touch people in Brazoria County and the Greater Houston area. The R.O.C.K. has served the Alvin community for years with health awareness fairs, Hurricane Katrina relief services (food, housing, employment assistance, and transportation), by providing Christmas gifts to underprivileged children through Operation Blessing, and mentorship and exposure opportunities through a federal at-risk program for junior high school youth. The R.O.C.K. helps to prepare Houston children for academic achievement by giving away backpacks with school supplies and providing immunization information, while they enjoy giant inflatable fun, games, food, and entertainment through its annual Back 2 School Bash. Along with these community investments, Dr. Carson is a former president of the Alvin-Manvel Ministerial Alliance and serves as a chaplain with the Alvin Police Department. At the Reflections of Christ’s Kingdom World Outreach Intl. (www.therockwoi.com), people of all ages, races, and backgrounds gather weekly to hear his electrifying, transforming teaching in an extraordinary worship context filled with interactive media technology.

 

As a Scholar

Dr. Carson holds three earned doctorates: Boston University in theological studies, specializing in church growth, Regent University in Organizational Leadership, and Logos University in Christian psychology. He also holds three Masters degrees: a Master in Counseling and Guidance from Texas A&M, a Master of Divinity from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary/Oral Roberts University, and he was the first full-time clergy to ever graduate with a Global Executive MBA from the world-class Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. Dr. Carson’s bachelor’s degree in Business Administration is from the film location of “The Great Debaters” – HBCU Wiley College. His theological prowess and wisdom are also recognized in the academy. Dr Carson presently serves as an adjunct professor of leadership in the doctoral program at Oral Roberts University. The ministry’s focus on the spiritual and educational empowerment of children and youth is birthed from Dr. Carson overcoming the odds of Chicago inner city living as a high school dropout. Yet despite dropping out of high school, he has unquestionably become one of the most scholarly and dynamic preachers of our time. He hopes that his life will inspire the next generation to become leaders in government, education, business, church, and family.

 

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