Our Pastors

Bishop Chadwick F. Carlton

Lead Pastor

Bishop Chadwick Fionn Carlton is a pastor, entrepreneur, mentor, husband and father, who relishes opportunities to engage multi-ethnic cultures seeking to interpret human dynamics, specifically those that enjoin racial antipathy, pathos, and public incivilities that do not undergird social harmony. These interests are the underpinnings for his social work as Chief Operating Officer of Lifejacket, Incorporated, a federally-sanctioned company organized to abate hunger and homelessness domestically and internationally; Blue Water, a Foundation that he serves as Principal Chairman, with the primary purpose of supporting human development initiatives such as financial literacy, racial justice, and post-secondary academic support.

Through the Temple of Healing Waters Church of God in Christ, Dulles, Virginia, Bishop Carlton engages congregants to advance measurable change spiritually and naturally. In November 2019, during the 112th Annual Holy Convocation of the Church of God in Christ, Bishop Carlton was consecrated to the office of Jurisdictional Prelate, Republic of Korea Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction by then Presiding Bishop Charles Edward Blake, Sr., with the assistance of members of the General Board.

Bishop Carlton spends countless hours coaching business leaders, professional athletes and pastors across the domestic United States on techniques that would maximize their personal gifts and the religious and civic institutions they serve. Bishop Carlton is a scholar and post-secondary educator, earning degrees from the University of Maryland, Bachelor of Arts; St. Thomas University, Master of Science; Wesley Theological Seminary, Master of Theological Studies; Wesley Theological Studies, Doctor of Ministry (D.Min); LaSalle University, Doctor of Theology (Th.D). He is married to Evangelist M. Darice Carlton, and has three children: Dylan, Dru, and Denver.

Ryan Allen

Campus Pastor

Leslie Bishop-Joe

 Campus Pastor

Darice Carlton

Executive Pastor

David Bonner