Pastor T.L. Carmichael, Sr.


The visionary and leader for Elevation Baptist Church, Pastor T.L. Carmichael, Sr. has served as pastor since 1998. Since his installation Elevation's membership has quickly multiplied to well over 5000. Due to an overwhelming growth in disciples, many ministries were developed as well as the incorporation of two services -- 8:00 a.m. at the Raleigh / West campus (Pastor Josh), 4729 New Bern Avenue, Raleigh NC and 10:30 a.m.5271 EBC Village Way Knightdale, NC -- each Sunday. Under Pastor Carmichael's leadership numerous building expansions, land acquisition and building development efforts have been implemented. The acquisition of 101 acres of land (at 8520 US 67 Highway in Knightdale) called Elevation Village is currently being developed with the Elevation East Campus in operation since September of 2009.  The vision for Elevation is reaching the lost for Christ.  Also, he founded the Elevation Bible Institute for spiritual growth to equip saints for the work of the ministry.

 Matthew 28:19-20 (NKJV)

Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen.

Elevation continues to impact the community through countless outreach programs and community-empowering projects orchestrated by Pastor Carmichael. Because of his passion for youth and family he held the first summer youth camp in 2003.

A native of North Carolina, Pastor Carmichael received his bachelor's degree in Business Administration from North Carolina Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount, N.C. As a strong proponent of higher education, Pastor Carmichael graduated from Liberty University Theological Seminary with a Master's Degree in Religion/Pastoral Counseling. He has been a Senior Pastor for over 27 years. An honorary doctorate was conferred upon him. Pastor Carmichael's life is committed to helping people lead productive and effective lives. When the Apostle Paul spoke to the Thessalonians church, he described scripture as "the Word of God, which is at work in you who believe" (1 Thess. 2:13). Pastor Carmichael believes that the equipping ministry of the Word is the primary instrument for spiritual empowerment. Pastor Carmichael and Co-author  with his wife Rebecca Carmichael have release several books,   entitled, "The Power of Trusting God", Stepping Out On Faith, and God's Vision For Marriage Success.  These books were written with the purpose of empower the reader to fulfill your purpose and dreams.   These books can be purchased at the Keys to the Kingdom bookstore at Elevation Baptist Church, Knightdale, NC.  

Pastor Carmichael has found favor with God,  through his marriage for 40 years to Rebecca Olliver Carmichael, who serves alongside him in ministry. Pastor Carmichael is the father of two adult sons (Pastor Josh and Terry), two daughter-in-laws (Shenique and Christal) and four grandchildren, (Destini, Isaiah, Madison and Julian). Pastor Carmichael is a family man who preaches about family and inspires the congregation to have an, "I can attitude" believing I can do all things through Christ. Pastor Carmichael lives to make Jesus Famous.    

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 God's Vision for Marriage Success  Is  our latest book.  Join the many couples who are taking the journey of pursuing success in marriage.  

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