Pastor Carol Nash-Lester serves as Senior Pastor of Bethel Apostolic Temple of Miami, Florida. She came to Bethel Temple and to the North Campus of Miami Dade College as an intern from Iliff School of Theology, where she was enrolled in the Divinity Program at the time of her coming. She is a member of the Potters House International Pastoral Alliance under the leadership of Bishop T.D. Jakes.
She is the author of From Chaos to Clarity, Calling Your Life to Order; Pathways to Pentecost: Igniting the Power of God in Your Mind, Your Ministry and Your Marriage; The Joshua Anointing, and Increase!
Her mission is to “Encourage, Equip, Edify and Empower.” She fulfills this mission not only through her service to the community and the Church, but also in mentoring women in ministry and in service through other organizations such as the Bethel Temple Community Development Corporation and the Collective Empowerment Group .
Pastor Nash-Lester is the wife of Elder Charles R. Lester Sr., who is her companion in marriage and ministry. Together they have birthed and nurtured many spiritual sons and daughters throughout the country.
Bethel Temple Mission Statement
“The mission of Bethel Apostolic Temple is to faithfully follow the precepts and example of our Lord and Savior, Jesus, the Christ, in devotion to God and in service to mankind, fulfilling the Great Commission to make disciples. We accomplish this through fervent worship, committed scholarship, sincere fellowship and effective stewardship of our gifts and talents.”