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Our Pastor


 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 the Iliff School of Theology, where she was enrolled in the Divinity Program. She is a member of the Potters House International Pastoral Alliance under the leadership of Bishop T.D. Jakes.

  Pastor Nash-Lester is also the founder and president of The T.O.T.A.L. Approach, Inc. (Training Ourselves to Address Life) which is a ministry of personal and professional development. Through The   T. O. T. A. L. Approach, she provides coaching and seminars on Christian leadership, discipleship, effective communication and relationship enhancement for churches and organizations throughout the Southeast United States.

  She is the author of From Chaos to Clarity: Calling Your Life to Order; It’s a New Season; God Will…. If You Will; 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 Church, but also in mentoring women in ministry and in service through other organizations such as the Bethel Temple Community Development Corporation of South Florida , the Collective Empowerment Group and Equipping Ministries.

  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.


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