Rev. Carl Waden's Biography PDF Print E-mail
Written by Georgia Lynch   
Wednesday, 16 December 2009 21:13

Rev. Carl Waden was born in the furniture Capital of the World, High Point, North Carolina, to Mr. Charlie and Mrs. Willie B. Waden 

Rev. Waden responded to God’s call upon his life when he was a high school sophomore. He preached and conducted revivals throughout the state of North Carolina from 1969 until 1972.   After high school he was appointed State Sunday School Director for the Church of God of Prophecy in North Carolina and served in this position from 1972 until 1975. He also served as administrative assistant to the State Bishop as Church Markers Association Director for the churches from 1981-1983. 

Ordained Bishop in the World Wide General Assembly in Cleveland, Tennessee in 1981, Rev. Waden served as District Overseer (Presiding Elder) for the churches under his jurisdiction located in the counties of Moore, Richmond, Stanley and Montgomery in North Carolina. He has been the pastor of churches in the cities of Durham, Oxford (organized himself), Wadesboro, Siler City, and Elizabeth City, all in the state of North Carolina.  In 2006 he was ordained as a Baptist minister and became the pastor of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, Raleigh, NC shortly thereafter. He is currently the Senior Pastor at Mt. Pleasant and during his tenure several new ministries have been birthed.  The church is growing, both spiritually and numerically.   

Rev. Waden has a passion for education and has served as Assistant Principal at both Eastern Alamance High School in Mebane, North Carolina and Southern Lee High School in Sanford, NC.  He served on the administrative team at Hillside High School in Durham, NC for the academic year of 2005-2006 and taught in the Durham Public School System at James E. Sheppard Magnet Middle School. 

He is a graduate of Shaw University in Raleigh, NC and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC.  He holds two Master’s degrees from North Carolina Central University Durham, NC, and  attended Shaw University Divinity School. In the summer of 2011 Rev. Waden was conferred the Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree from Eastern Carolina Christian College and Seminary in Roanoke Rapids, NC and in June of 2012 received a Doctorate of Education (Ed.D) from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC.  He  is a member of the following organizations: 

  •          American Association of School Administrators
  •          North Carolina Association of School Administrators
  •          North Carolina Council for the Social Studies
  •          North Carolina Association of Educators
  •          Past member of the Ministerial Alliance of Durham and Siler City, N. C.   

Rev. Waden and his wife, Minister Janice M. Waden, reside in Durham, NC.  They are the proud parents of four adult children; Michael, Chris, Donald and Tamisha,  and have six grandchildren. 

Rev. Waden’s favorite passage of scripture is Ephesians 3: 7-8: “Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power. Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ.”   

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