Bishop Carlton Pearson dies at 70 after battle with Cancer

Bishop Carlton Pearson dies at 70 after battle with Cancer

Pastor Carlton Pearson of Tulsa Megachurch went away following a battle with cancer. He was seventy.

In addition to becoming one of the most popular television programs in the 1980s on Trinity Broadcasting Network, Pearson gained notoriety as the pastor of the 5,000-member Higher Dimensions Family Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The 2018 Netflix film "Come Sunday" examined his life and divisive religious beliefs.

Bishop Pearson passed away quietly in his sleep on Sunday night, according to a Facebook post.

Bishop T.D. Jakes posted on Facebook, stating, "His melodious voice and many sermons were, a source of inspiration on TBN and elsewhere, for many years." "When I was a preacher in a West Virginia storefront church, I grew up watching him on television."

"A few short months ago, after learning of his suffering, I had a conversation with him. He was as cheerful and kind as he could be even then. Jakes continued, "Even with his diminished voice, it remained dazzling and resolute.

Gospel recording artist John P. Kee told KTUL, "I paint and draw and I did a picture of us together and gave it to him a few weeks ago or last week." "On Friday, I had an incredible experience. They mentioned that he might not answer when I was speaking with him on the phone. I launched into one of our all-time favorites. A melody titled "Greater." And as soon as I was done, Bishop said, "I love you even more," which truly warmed my heart. I will always remember him," Kee continued.

As we previously reported, Pearson regularly updated his Facebook fans on his health during his struggle with a malignant growth that was "inoperable and fatal." His last speech was on October 10.

"We must develop. As it is our calling, we must never stop growing," the televangelist stated in his parting speech.

In a live broadcast, Bishop Pearson told his followers, "This will be one of the last times you'll see me like this," according to L.A. Focus News. "I won't ever close you out of my consciousness, even though I might be closing some things out. I wanted you to know how much I adore you and how grateful I am for everything about you, including who you are.

A statement on Carlton's official Facebook page states: "We regret to notify you that Bishop Carlton D'Metrius Pearson, one of the most well-known and significant preachers in the United States and globally, who gave his all to spread a message of God's unconditional love and acceptance, passed away peacefully on November 19, 2023, at the age of 70, following a brief battle with cancer that had resurfaced after being defeated 20 years prior. His family was there to be with him.”

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