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 30 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.
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!
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 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.
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.
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.
Dr. Carson is the youngest son of the late John and Geneva Carson, former sharecroppers from Mississippi, who instilled an astute entrepreneurial mindset into their baby boy. Dr. Carson is the Chief Executive Visionary and founder of Dana Carson Kingdom Ministries, Inc. (DCKM), a non-profit ministry organization designed to spread the gospel of the Kingdom while restoring families and communities through programs of empowerment.
Through DCKM, Dr. Carson spreads the good news of the Kingdom around the world. However, DCKM is only one of several companies that have been established to resource and support the expansion of God’s Kingdom: DCKM Consulting, an organization dedicated to helping churches increase their membership and develop their administrative infrastructure; Carson Consulting Group; Intellichurch Kingdom Products and Curricula; Dr. Carson is the founder and Chancellor of the Kingdom School of Ministry (KSM), a premier online Bible institute for pastors, leaders, and serious lay people that desire a firm foundation in biblical doctrine and ministerial training; and Harris County Athletic Association, an AAU division conducted out of the R.O.C.K. Fitness Center in Houston, Texas. Dr. Carson is also the restaurateur of FD’s Famous Burgers & Chicago-Style Wings serving great food with a touch of soul. Over his 25 years in ministry, Dr. Carson has also established multiple early learning centers and Christian schools for children ages 0-12.
Dr. Carson is a prolific author and writer of an array of Kingdom resources which include, insightful books and textbooks in theology, leadership, and church growth; Biblical study guides to strengthen your spiritual development, and church systems and curricula to help assist ministries in becoming healthy, Kingdom-minded ministries. Click on the Kingdom Superstore tab for more detailed information of all DCKM products. Dr. Carson has written multiple dissertations and thesis submitted to various academic institutions for the satisfaction of graduate letters from distinguished universities. As a leadership scholar, Dr. Carson conducts professional leadership seminars to community, church, and business leaders worldwide. Dr. Carson is a trained counselor and therapist who hosts effective marriage seminars in ministries across the country. Dr. Carson is the founder and president of the Kingdom Bible Institute, which is aimed at training and developing laymen through weekly Kingdom Bible studies. Dr. Carson is also the founder and Chancellor of the Kingdom School of Ministry (KSM), a premier online Bible institute for pastors, leaders, and serious lay people that desire a firm foundation in biblical doctrine and ministerial training. KSM has been training men and women globally for 21st century Kingdom ministry for over five years.
Dr. Carson is a devoted husband to First Lady Rachelle Carson, who serves faithfully in ministry with him. They have been blessed with five children, Dana Carson II, John Anthony Carson, Angel Naomi Carson, Marielle Alli Sanchez, and Devon Jarrod Carson. Dr. Carson loves spending time singing and playing sports (basketball) with his very talented and gifted children.
Renowned nationally, Dr. Carson ministers extensively through seminars, crusades, and television. His preaching and teaching has been broadcast on TBN, Daystar, the WORD Network, and primetime network TV. The DCKM broadcast can be viewed on TheROCKWOI/Streaming (Live on Sundays at 10AM and 6:00PM and Wednesdays at 7:00PM).
Combining biblical study and scholarship with the lessons learned in the ghettos of Chicago, Dr. Carson is frank and real – people love the way he teaches the practical application of the Word of God on a level that anyone and everyone can understand.Renowned as a theologian, respected as an apostle, regarded as a prophet, an evangelist, a pastor, a teacher – he is the Man of God. He is God’s appointed, He is God’s anointed – sent by the King for such a time as this!