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Carmen’s bio

carmenfowler laberge 9-2014Celebrated as a trusted voice in many of America’s Christian leadership circles, Carmen Fowler LaBerge speaks with authority on issues related to the intersection of culture and the Biblical worldview.

Carmen Fowler LaBerge is now in her fifth year of service as President of the Presbyterian Lay Committee and Executive Editor of its digital publication.  In that time she has seen the organization through transitions in the Presbyterian family of denominations that are significant in our common life. She is viewed as a trusted leader across a range of Presbyterian denominations including the Presbyterian Church (USA), the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC) and ECO: the Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians as well as historic mainline Christian denominations.

Carmen has the ability to bring eternal truths to bear on temporal realities and helps listeners cultivate an understanding of life from God’s perspective. She speaks at events and conferences across the country and is a keynote speaker at The Truth for a New Generation national apologetics conference alongside recogCarmen Black and Whitenizable figures such as Josh McDowell, Eric Metaxas, Lee Strobel and Tony Perkins.

“There is, I believe, a global realignment of the Church under way,” LaBerge said in her partnership discussions with the Lay Committee. “God is drawing together those who are not ashamed of the Gospel, those who submit their lives to the authority of the Scriptures, those who understand the calling of the church to be the Great Commission and are willing to live it out at risk of their own lives. We are privileged not only to ‘see’ what God is doing in our generation, but also to participate in it. Equipping the saints for the work of God’s mission is a worthy calling. Partnering with others around the world who share our passion is a great joy.”

LaBerge is chairperson for the Common Ground Christian Network, a group of denominations, organizations, congregations and individuals who believe that 21st century Christians need to stand together for the cause of Christ affirming classical orthodox Christianity.

LaBerge was recently elected to the board of the National Association of Evangelicals whose mission is to promote “cooperation without compromise.” Its origins date back to 1942 and it currently represents more than 45,000 local churches from 40 different denominations.

In May 2011 Carmen married Jim LaBerge. They reside just outside of Nashville in Kingston Springs, Tennessee where they seek to live simply and sustainably.

Carmen is available for interviews and speaking engagements.  Please contact Jessica Lalley 404-273-4968 or

Also visit, @carmenlaberge, @preslayman

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1 comment

  1. Latoria Hairston says:

    “I could not in good conscience continue as an officer in a denomination that openly ordained those whose behavior so clearly fails to conform to God’s revealed Word in the Scriptures.”

    I respect your stance and judgement. We need more Christians like you who are not willing to let their knowledge and beliefs of the bible be swayed by the world; but willing to stand strong on the Word no matter what may come their way.

    May God continue to use you for his service and strengthen you as you stand strong on the foundation of His Word!

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