DR. CARLTON P. BYRD
Biographical Sketch for Dr. Carlton P. Byrd
Dr. Carlton P. Byrd is the President of the Southwest Region Conference of Seventh-day Adventists with headquarters in Dallas, TX. This responsibility gives Dr. Byrd oversight for the churches, schools, and workers of the Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) Church in the five state regional territory of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.
Dr. Byrd is a graduate of Oakwood University in Huntsville, AL with dual degrees, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theology and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management. He is also a graduate of Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN, where he earned the Master of Business Administration Degree, and a graduate of Andrews University (SDA Theological Seminary) in Berrien Springs, MI, where he earned both the Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry Degrees.
In his 27 years of pastoral leadership in the states of Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Texas, and Georgia, Dr. Byrd has baptized over 22,000 persons, constructed and renovated churches and schools, served on numerous denominational and community boards, along with serving as a guest minister on several religious television networks.
From 2010 to 2021, Dr. Byrd also had the privilege of serving as the Speaker/Director of the Breath of Life Television Broadcast for the SDA Church in North America. During his tenure at Breath of Life, nearly 20,000 persons were baptized, four churches planted, six national holiday television specials produced, and financial assets increased by 1,000%.