Rev. Dr. Charles Carnell McLamore is a native of Irmo, South Carolina. He is the third
child to the late Mr. Cyrus and Elizabeth Davis McLamore. He attended St. Paul A.M.E.
Church where the Lord converted him to Christ Jesus at the age of 19 during a Friday
night revival meeting. He answered the call to preach at the age of 20.
Rev. McLamore is a graduate of Irmo High School, Class of 1972. He went on to Allen
University and graduate with a Bachelors of Art Degree in Sociology in the Class of
1977. He went on to matriculate in graduate Study at the Turner Seminary of I.T.C.,
(The Interdenominational Theological Center) in Atlanta, Georgia for three years. The
Lord then led him to Erskine Seminary in Due West, South Carolina, where he
completed a year of study and received his Master of Divinity Degree in May of 1982.
After nine years of anointed ministries and effective church leadership, Rev. McLamore
was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree in the year 1991 from Tyler College
School of Religion in Tyler, Texas.
Rev. Dr. Charles Carnell McLamore has served as pastor of 18 congregations in his 44 years of work in ministry with Christ Jesus. In the summer of 2006, the Lord God called him to campaign for the A.M.E. Church Director of Church Growth and Development Department of Evangelism of the General Church. God blessed his campaign during the election at the 2008 General Conference in Saint Louis, Missouri. He came in 2nd place.
During the Post Planning Conference in November 2018, he was assigned to “The Edisto District” as the pastor of Greater Beard Chapel
A.M.E. Church in Charleston, SC, located in The South Carolina Annual Conference. He has also served on the 7 th Episcopal District Evangelist and an active member of The Annual Conference Board of Examiners in the A.M.E. Church.
Dr. McLamore is married to the graceful Mrs. Carol Elaine Gregg McLamore of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina and they have five children (two daughters – Corvetta GreggSmalls, and Queniece McLamore Hill; three sons – Douglass, Ryan, and Charles II). They are also the proud grandparents of five grandchildren – Skyla, Harold, Brice,Summer and Madalynn.
Dr. Charles C. McLamore loves singing, praying, and preaching under God’s Holy Ghost Fire Anointing, praising the Lord till Heaven Falls Down on Earth and God’s People. He believes “God’s People and ‘The Church’ should be on Fire with the Holy Ghost 24 hours a day, 7 days a week year- in and year- out”! Amen.