Our Pastor

Reverend Steven P. Carson

Born the youngest of five children, Steven Carson is the son of the late Rosie Lee Lancaster and the late Charlie Carson, Jr. He is a native of Greenville, Washington County, Mississippi. His mother, Rosie Lee Lancaster and his step father, the late Walter Lancaster, reared him. He is married to the former Christine Whitlow, a native Opelikan. The couple resides in Opelika.

Rev. Carson received his formal education from Greenville High School, graduating with high honors.  Realizing the importance of education, Rev. Carson matriculated in Morehouse College of Atlanta, Georgia in 1981.  Being on the honor roll and Dean’s list from 1981-1985, Carson graduated with honors.  In 1985, he received a Bachelors of Science Degree in Sociology/Social Work and a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Religion/Philosophy.  Further graduate study has been done in Sociology and Social Work at Clark Atlanta University.  In 1996, he received his Masters of Education Degree in Administration/Supervision from Troy State University, Phenix City, Alabama, graduating with a perfect 4.0 grade point average.  Moreover, The Tennessee School of Religion honored him with the degree of Doctors of Divinity in November 2000.

Presently, Rev. Carson is Pastor of the Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church, Tuskegee, Alabama and Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church, Fort Davis, Alabama. He has pastored these two churches for the past twenty-eight years. He also served as a respectable teacher at Opelika High School for ten years before accepting the job of Assistant Principal of the Central High School for two years. For more than eleven years he served as  School Board as Principal of the Opelika Learning Center and Director of Alternative Education for the school system.

 He is an active spiritual leader who served as Moderator of the Town Creek District Missionary Baptist Association, Tuskegee, Alabama; President of the Auburn District Missionary Baptist Congress of Christian Education, Opelika, Alabama.  He is also Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Auburn District Association. He served as Chairman of the City of Opelika Housing Authority Board for ten years. He is a past board member of the City of Opelika Utilities Board.

  He has received many other awards and citations for noteworthy, unselfish and dedicated service.  His motto is, “WOE UNTO ME IF I PREACH NOT THE GOSPEL!"


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