Former megachurch pastor Bishop Carlton Pearson died Sunday in hospice care in Tulsa after battling cancer for two decades. He was 70.
A statement on his Facebook page announced, “We are saddened to inform you that Bishop Carlton D’Metrius Pearson, one of the most popular and influential preachers in America and around the world, who sacrificed everything for a message of unconditional love and acceptance by God, died peacefully the night of November 19, 2023, at the age of 70, after a brief battle with cancer that had returned after first defeating it 20 years ago. He was surrounded by his family.”
As CBN News reported earlier this month, Pearson’s family had shared in a post that he faced serious health challenges for the last three months after the return of cancer.
“To all of you who love Carlton as a Friend, Teacher, Mentor, Pastor, and Bishop: Our dear Carlton was diagnosed with cancer in 2001 and was declared cancer-free shortly thereafter. Just recently the cancer has returned and has been a significant challenge, especially in the last 120 days,” the family statement said.
“Since his last post, we wanted you to be among the first to know that as a family we have
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