Dr. Dana Carson

Apostle of the R.O.C.K.

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 almost 40 years of full-time and pastoral ministry experience.

He 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 actively oversees Bible-centered, Spirit-filled, Community-building, Kingdom-minded leaders and churches all over the world. He has trained and planted leaders and churches in: Austin, TX, Kyle, TX, Alvin, TX, and Chicago, IL. Dr. Carson provides an apostolic covering for over 100 churches internationally including: Johannesburg, Orange Farm, Capetown, Monrovia, Mysore, and Rumia to name a few. He is a pastor’s pastor whose profound pastoral insight and ministry experience is invaluable.

Dr. Carson holds three earned doctorates from: 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 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 received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the filming location of “The Great Debaters” – HBCU, Wiley College. 

A true scholar and theologian, Dr. Carsons ministry focus is heavily rooted in both the spiritual, and educational empowerment of children and youth. This was birthed out of Dr. Carson’s overcoming the odds as a former high-school drop out from the inner city of Chicago, IL. Despite his early-life mishaps and misfortunes however, he has unquestionably become one of the most scholarly and dynamic preachers of our time.