Dr. Carroll A. Baltimore, Sr.
Dr. Carroll A. Baltimore Sr. is the 19th President of the
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Incorporated (PNBC).
He is the Senior Pastor of the International Community Baptist
Churches in the USA and the Philippines. He is a leader in
education, church planting, missions, evangelism, economic
empowerment and human rights.
Dr. Baltimore has planted over 30 churches and trained Pastors in Africa, Philippines, India, South Korea and Jamaica to serve. Dr. Baltimore is an advisor/mentor for other pastors organizing churches and all are doing very well. He has traveled to over 40 countries and has personally led over 64 international crusades. His radio broadcasts, outreach ministries and sermons have been heard on six continents and in 135 countries.
Dr. Baltimore is a missionary and humanitarian. To implement his vision for missions and outreach, he organized and serves as the President of C.A.B. Outreach Ministries, Inc. He cast the vision and implemented a non-profit organization with 96% of all funds used for the work on the mission field. He developed “The C.A.B. Model” that successfully alleviates cultural and religious barriers, to bring people together in communities, including areas where many will not go to minister.
Dr. Baltimore partners with local and international pastors and leaders of organizations to provide a better quality of life for individuals and families in need. With his leadership, teams of faith partners, including pastors, missionaries and skilled professionals, volunteer, provide funds for the work and go to developing countries (the two-third world countries) to team with the local nationals in countries, such as Africa, Philippines and Jamaica, to accomplish sustainable missions work.
Dr. Baltimore is a man of integrity and is thankful that "The C.A.B. Model” is working successfully with over 300 partners who believe in his vision. Due to economic constraints, the current focus is the Philippines, the forgotten people. C.A.B. and its partners provide free medical clinics with doctors and medical specialists; dental and eye care; specialized education, schools and learning facilities; programs for economic empowerment, evangelistic crusades and church planting. He founded and became President of C.A.B. Southern Mindanao School of Theology in the Philippines and organized a team of professional local nationals to manage the daily operations. Pastors and laypersons that graduate from the C.A.B. school are equipped and placed in pioneer churches. In addition, he is the founder of the Carroll A. Baltimore Christian Academy in the Philippines that started as an Elementary School and has now transitioned to a High School, in Tagum City. A multi-purpose facility has been built that is used for the church, high school and in addition for C.A.B. Non-Formal Education programs, where unprivileged children and women receive a high school diploma. There are other satellite school locations that will expand to the full C.A.B. Model.
Since 1973, Dr. Baltimore has served in several positions in the Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. He served as an officer at the national level, was appointed as the first Chair, Evangelism Board; and served faithfully on the Board of Publications and Christian Education. At the Eastern Region level, he was the First Vice President; and at the state level, a member of the Progressive Virginia State Fellowship. He served on the Board of Directors, Church World Services, Mission Relationship & Witness Committee. In his local area, Dr. Baltimore was a former President of the Alexandria Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance. He is a life member of the Northern Virginia Baptist Association, Inc. and served as the Chairman of Evangelism and Assistant Parliamentarian for a number of years. He is a member of the Alexandria Baptist Ministers’ Conference and the Missionary Baptist Ministers’ Conference of D.C. and Vicinity.
Dr. Baltimore is a dedicated leader in education and community initiatives. For four consecutive years, Dr. Baltimore was appointed and served on the Board of Visitors (Trustees) at George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia. In this position, he helped shape, influence and guide the university’s current diversity program and provided input that introduced extensive programs, such as the law school; the Citizen’s Advisory Committee and Consortium for Continuing Higher Education; and the Project Advisor for Higher Education Programs in Northern Virginia. He served on the Major of Alexandria’s Special Task Force and helped develop the policies for Teen & Adolescent Pregnancy Programs. He served on the Board of Trustees and Professor of Homiletics, Missions and Evangelism, at the Eastern Theological Seminary, Virginia campus and the Board of Trustees, Epic Bible College, Nigeria. Dr. Baltimore served as the first President of the Bethany House, a safe place for Battered Women, in Virginia. Dr. Baltimore was given special recognition by the President of the United States and later by the County Board of Supervisors, for 25 years of committed volunteerism as a Police Chaplain for the Fairfax County, Virginia, Police Command. Currently, he is assigned to the Chief of Police Headquarters Office. Dr. Baltimore was appointed an honorary Captain in the Fairfax County Police Department for his extensive and selfless service to the community.
Dr. Baltimore was elected as an At-Large Delegate for Virginia to the National Summit on Africa and introduced child labor and slavery policies that were sent to Congress to influence U.S. Foreign policy for Africa. He is an organizing member of the Virginia Coalition for Africa. He was a member of the Children’s Defense Fund, Black Church Advisory Committee and “Stand for Children”. He is a life member, NAACP, Fairfax County Chapter, and has served as a leader in other civil rights organizations and social justice programs. Along with congressional and other notable leaders, Dr. Baltimore endorsed the Our Values, Organizing, Tradition and Education (V.O.T.E.) Training Manual by Reverend Romal J. Tune. Dr. Baltimore stated that the V.O.T.E. “is desperately needed to enhance the prophetic voice" and encourages leaders to use it because it provides the church with a practical resource tool for equipping, aiding and encouraging the local church to build a stronger faith community of voters.
Dr. Baltimore has earned degrees for completing his academic requirements. He excelled in Theology, Greek, Psychology, and Liberal Arts. He graduated from Luther Rice College, George Mason University, Virginia, and the International University Seminary, Florida. He has earned degrees, Associate, Bachelor, Master and Doctorate degrees with distinction and honors. Dr. Baltimore graduated with honors from the Washington Baptist Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C. His notable work achievements in Missions and Evangelism were recognized as he received honorary Doctorates in Missiology from the Eastern Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry; a Doctor of Humane Letters from the Richmond Virginia Seminary, Virginia, for promoting the well being of humanity through missions; a Doctor of Divinity from the International Seminary in Florida. Currently, Dr. Baltimore is a doctoral candidate at Virginia Union University, Samuel Proctor School of Religion, Richmond Virginia, pursuing a Doctor of Ministry.
He is married to the lovely Dr. Liz Baltimore, who is a prayer warrior for her husband and other pastors and ministers. They are proud parents, grandparents and mentors.