At the age of thirteen, Carlton Rogers was called to the ministry. While sitting in a service where a man was preaching the gospel, Carlton felt the call of God on his life.
He graduated from Rhema Bible Training Center and Victory Bible Institute in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
In 1990, God spoke to Carlton. "You'll pastor a church in Front Royal one day." It wasn't until ten years later that he stepped into that office. Looking back, he realized that it was the grace of God that groomed, pruned, and refined him for this call on his life.
Pastor Carlton faithfully served for eleven years at Faith Christian Church and International Outreach Center under Pastor Decker Tapscott. In the ten years of waiting for the perfect timing, the Lord allowed Carlton to learn many things about the ministry from Pastor Decker.
Carlton was on staff for three years and held the position of Associate Pastor, Single's Pastor, Director of Ministerial Association, and Director of Multi-Media Ministry. God told Carlton, "Make his (Pastor Decker's) ministry shine, and one day I'll make your ministry shine." God honors faithfulness.
In May 2000, Carlton and his wife, Elvi, launched out to Front Royal and pioneered Dynamic Life Praise and Worship Center. They began meeting above the restaurant at the Quality Inn. They stepped out in faith to fulfill the call of God on their lives and can boast in the Lord that they are living a dream come true!
In December 2000, the church moved into the old Borden Lumber Company building, located at 348 S. Commerce Avenue. After many months of renovation, the 10,800 square foot building was beautified into a house of worship to house many thriving ministries!
In November 2004, the church paid cash for the property located at 1600 John Marshall Highway, which included a building and 17 acres. Pastor Carlton added 6,000 square feet to the building, making it a total of 18,000 square feet. Dynamic Life Praise and Worship Center held the first Sunday service in the "Eagle Building" at the beginning of September 2006!