Tributes Abound Over The Death Of Bishop Carlton Pearson
Tributes for Bishop Carlton D’Metrius Pearson are pouring out on social media from those impacted by the ministry of Bishop Pearson. Pearson died at the age of 70 after a short battle with cancer.
His website said that Pearson “was one of the most beloved Pentecostal Christian personalities of his generation.” But in 2004 his ministry was disrupted after he proclaimed that because of Christ, no soul will spend eternity in hell. He seemingly lost it all, a family statement says his church “dwindled from thousands to only dozens.”
After that experience, Bishop Pearson spent the rest of his helping “others examine and reconsider what they believe, why they believe it, and how those beliefs add to or subtract from the quality of their lives.” (carltonpearson.com)
The singer, songwriter and pastor’s life was the focus of the Netflix movie, “Come Sunday” with a message to those who have never felt connected to the church or experienced church hurt.
His family released a statement this morning thanking “everyone for their prayers and continued support. They ask for and appreciate privacy during this challenging time. Services are pending.”