Pastor

Rev. Dr. Carson E. Wise, Sr.

The Reverend Carson E. Wise, Sr., a native of Lexington, South Carolina, is the eldest of five children born to the late Mr. and Mrs. W. Robert Lee Anderson. Rev. Wise is married to the former Ms. Bonnie R. Nix of Columbia, South Carolina. They are the proud parents of three daughters: Robin, Kay, Labonnie, and one son: Carson E. Wise, II. They are also grandparents.

After graduation from the Lexington Rosenwald High School, with honors, he served six years in the United States Air Force.  Currently, he pastors the New Bethany Baptist Church of Washington, DC.  He is also a practicing Real Estate Broker in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC.

He has earned several degrees:  a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History/Philosophy from Benedict College, Columbia, SC; a Master in Business Administration from Federal City College, DC; a Master of Divinity and a Doctorate of Ministry in Theology from the Andersonville Theological Seminary and College, Camilla, Georgia.

His ambition is to motivate others to practice Christian living through teaching, preaching, counseling and living a life of integrity, commitment and humility. He has been in vocational ministry for more than twenty years.  He has been the preacher, revivalist, lecturer and teacher on religious and secular topics at various churches and secular institutions on National and International tours.

He served as President of the Eastern Region of the Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc., staff member of the Congress of Christian Education of the Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc., Treasurer of the Washington, DC Hall of Fame Society, Inc., Member of Southern Poverty Law Center, Life Member of NAACP, member of National Association of Realtors; Former President of Washington Real Estate Brokers Association, Inc.; Former Moderator of Northern Virginia Baptist Association, Inc.; Former President of  Northern Virginia Baptist Ministers Conference; Associate Chaplain of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of DC; member of Jonathan Davis Consistory #1; Past Patron of Ruth Chapter #8 (OES); Grand Trustee Emeritus of Prince Hall Grand Lodge of D.C., Inc. and Chaplain of the 4th District Police Advisory Board in Washington, DC.

Rev. Wise’s most urgent desire is to do more and more for the Lord, our God.

You may contact Rev. Wise at pastor@newbethanybaptistdc.org