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Dr. Carlton P. Byrd

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Local Address:  Atlanta , Georgia , United States

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder


  • Bachelor of Science Degree , Business Management
    Oakwood University
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree , Theology
    Oakwood University
  • dual degrees
    Oakwood University
  • Master of Business Administration Degree
    Tennessee State University
  • Master of Divinity Degree
  • Doctor of Ministry Degree , African American Religious Studies
  • Andrews University
  • Oakwood College
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Oakwood University Church : Dr. Carlton P. Byrd, 2 Nov 2015 [cached]
Dr. Carlton P. Byrd
Pastoral Staff
Carlton P. Byrd, Senior Pastor
Dr. Carlton P. Byrd
OUC Senior Pastor- Dr. Carlton P. Byrd
Dr. Carlton P. Byrd is currently the Senior Pastor of the Oakwood University Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) Church on the campus of Oakwood University in Huntsville, AL, and the Speaker/Director of the Breath of Life Television Broadcast for the SDA Church in North America.
Dr. Byrd is a graduate of Oakwood University in Huntsville, AL with dual degrees, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theology and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management. He is also a graduate of Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN, where he earned the Master of Business Administration Degree, and a graduate of Andrews University (SDA Theological Seminary) in Berrien Springs, MI, where he earned both the Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry Degrees.
In his twenty years of pastoral leadership in the states of Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Texas, and Georgia, Dr. Byrd has constructed and renovated churches, baptized over 3,500 persons, served on numerous denominational and community boards, along with serving as a guest minister on several religious television networks. Since his appointment as Speaker/Director for Breath of Life, two new Breath of Life churches have been planted and started in San Antonio, TX and Stamford, CT respectively.
A very active participant in the community, Dr. Byrd founded the Berean Outreach Ministry Center in Atlanta, GA, which is a community based ministry that houses a youth activity center, barber shop, beauty salon, health/fitness center, vegetarian sandwich shop, clothes' closet, and food pantry. Additionally, under Dr. Byrd's leadership during his pastorate at the Atlanta Berean Church, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded a $5.2 million grant to the church, and the church constructed a 50 apartment Senior Citizens' Housing Facility for church and community Senior Adults alike. Since his arrival at the Oakwood University Church in January, 2012, Dr. Byrd has already baptized over 300 persons and spearheaded the renovation of the Oakwood University Church, along with serving as the Building Chairperson for the newly constructed 5.4 million dollar Oakwood Adventist Academy housing students from Kindergarten to Grade 12.
The recipient of numerous honors and achievements, Dr. Byrd received the coveted "Chosen Pastor Award" for Atlanta's Gospel Choice Awards in 2007, was selected as the Oakwood University Alumnus of the Year for 2008, and in April, 2008, he was inducted into the Martin Luther King Board of Preachers at Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA.
Dr. Byrd is happily married to his wife of seventeen years, the former Danielle Mounter, and they are the proud parents of three girls, Christyn, Caileigh, and Carissa.
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Pastor Carlton Byrd has led ..., 17 June 2010 [cached]
Pastor Carlton Byrd has led the Atlanta Berean Adventist Church since 2006. The 3,800-member congregation was awarded the 2009 Innovative Church of the Year award from the Adventist Church's in North America.
As tens of thousands of Adventist Church members gather later this month in Atlanta for the church's 11-day World Session, Berean's senior pastor, Carlton P. Byrd, says he can't wait for them to arrive and see the state of the church there.
"They're going to find that Adventists in Atlanta are serious," Byrd says. "Evangelism is alive and well."
Business of ministry
Byrd is business-minded. In addition to his theology doctorate, he also earned a master's degree in business administration and held corporate internships before entering ministry, the profession of his father and grandfather. Even as an undergraduate student he pursued both theology and business; the duel major helped him become a more effective leader, he says.
"Make no mistake, pastors are spiritual leaders," Byrd says, "but the reality is the spiritual leadership that we must apply is situated in an organization."
The 107-year-old church, responsible for more than 30 spin-off congregations over the years, now actively caters to young professionals and young families. While Byrd's leadership is distinctly his own style, it's supported by the philosophy of the congregation that selected him as senior pastor in 2006 at age 34. He now seeks out young adults and other professionals, urging them to get involved in worship and ministry to all ages.
Denominational leaders say he and other ministers who focus on community and member involvement are what drive healthy, growing churches.
For Byrd at Atlanta Berean, that ministry is his full-time job.
"I wasn't called to just pastor the church," he says. "I'm to pastor the community."
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Dr. Carlton Byrd - Camp Meeting ..., 17 May 2014 [cached]
Dr. Carlton Byrd - Camp Meeting Weekend Speaker
Dr. Byrd is speaker/director of the Breath of Life broadcasting TV ministry on four national television networks, and pastor of the Oakwood University Seventy-day Adventist church. In his nineteen years of pastoral leadership in the states of Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Texas, and Georgia, Dr. Byrd has constructed and renovated churches, baptized over 3,000 persons, served on numerous denominational and community boards, along with serving as a guest minister on several religious television networks.
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