The Netflix movie, Come Sunday, tells the story of Bishop Carlton Pearson, and how when he started questioning church doctrine, his congregation walks away, and mentor Oral Roberts part ways with him.
Come Sunday, stars, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Bishop Pearson, and portrays the true story of Pearson, who was a renowned evangelical minister in Tulsa, OK. In the late 90’s Pearson was the popular pastor of the Higher Dimensions Church, with a reported 6,000 members
He had a national audience as guest host on the Trinity Broadcasting Network. He was on the Oral Roberts University Board of Trustees. He was among a handful of national black religious leaders advising then-President-elect George W. Bush.
Then Pearson committed evangelical heresy by beginning to preach that all people will go to heaven, a theology he called “the gospel of inclusion.”
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