Carlton Pearson is a native of San Diego California. He was raised in a traditional fundamentalist Christian home, a fourth generation Pentecostal preacher.??After studying at the Oral Roberts University in Tulsa Oklahoma, where he majored in Biblical Literature/English Bible and minored in Theology/Historical Studies, he served for 15 years on its Board of Regents, and two years as Associate Evangelist of The Oral Roberts Association, (ORA).?In 1977, Pearson founded Higher Dimensions Ministries (now New Dimensions ), in Tulsa, which grew from a traveling evangelistic team in ‘77, to a multi-faceted global ministry, which 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.
?After a shifting to what Carlton calls “Expanded Consciousness” and the broader hope that all humanity would come to and ultimate end of good and God, rather than eternal damnation, his entire ministry was transfigured to one of radical Inclusion. This shift caused the re-inventing, re-positioning and re-branding of himself and his ministry.?
Today Pearson's ministry targets specifically and primarily the "un or less-churched." He makes his appeal to those who feel spiritually unresolved. His ministry now addresses issues of spiritual, social, moral, cultural, religious and political significance in a practical, yet provocative manner relating faith to culture. He likes to call himself a Sacred Activist and Spiritual Progressive and is a strong proponent of Justice and Peace issues.