Carole A. Cloud

In 1986, Pastor Cloud established a children’s ministry in the Church of the Great Commission in Camp Springs, Maryland. She was the sole teacher, counselor and activity coordinator for the first five years. Under her leadership, the ministry grew over the next twenty years from about 20 children between the ages 2 to 12-years-old to approximately 100-200 on any given Sunday service, supervised by several teachers and volunteers.

In 1995, she was ordained as Elder/Pastor to Children. Over the next three decades, she has been blessed with an amazing outpouring of love from children and parents she ministered to regarding the love of God, behavior and family issues.

In addition to her love for children, Pastor Cloud has a passion for the incarcerated that began in 1972 when she was a social worker to families of inmates in the State of Georgia Department of Corrections. She has maintained a volunteer prison ministry for men and women in Maryland for more than 30-years. Since 1996, she has faithfully conducted a weekly bible study and sometimes conducts Sunday services at the Maryland Correctional Institute for Women in Jessup, Maryland. As certified by the Evangelical Training Association to teach church ministry courses she has taught courses at the MCIW Bible Institute since 2013. Pastor Cloud recently testified how she “thanks God for the opportunities this mission has given me to see lives being changed from the inside out and women going forth in baptism with a commitment to follow Christ.”

Pastor Cloud received a paralegal certificate from the Antioch School of Law in Washington, D.C., before graduating from Antioch College with a Bachelors degree in Social Science in 1977. In 1981, she received a Juris Doctorate degree from Georgetown University Law School in Washington, D.C. In 2005, she received an Honorary Doctorate from the Breakthrough Bible College.

She worked with her husband in their law firm as an associate, law clerk, and office manager before retiring in 2006.

She and her husband, William E. Cloud, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in January 2016. They have two biological children, one beloved foster child, and five grandchildren.