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Rev. Carlton Mahone, Sr. and First Lady





Rev. Carlton Mahone, Sr. was born in Atlanta, GA, the eldest of four children of retired CME minister, the Rev. E. L. Mahone and the late Fannie Mahone. He joined the St. Paul CME Church, Shiloh, GA at an early age. Rev. Mahone is married to Lisa Thomas Mahone and is the patriarch of a blended family of

four adult children, one youth, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Rev. Mahone was educated at Ruth Carter High School, Morris Brown College, and the United Theological Seminary in Dayton OH. He is the current pastor of the Holsey Monumental CME Church, Columbus, GA where we come in

God’s presence always expecting a “Monumental Experience”.

Over the course of Rev. Mahone’s forty-four years of service in ministry he has served in pastorates in Georgia, Ohio, Washington, and Georgia again. His ministries in Alaska at the First CME Church in Anchorage from 1989-1994 will always have a special place in his heart.


Rev. Mahone has been involved in several community service capacities that have included Department of Family and Children Services, Executive Director for Children and Youth Commission, Fitzgerald GA and as chairman of the EvenStart Federal literacy program for seven years. He is currently on the Talbot County (GA) Board of Education.

During these years of ministry, Rev. Mahone has received several citations and honors to include recognition from the NAACP while serving in Alaska. He has been a past president of the South GA Black Caucus and is currently the 3rd Vice President of the GA Black Caucus. Rev. Mahone has been recognized as the 1983 Distinguished Pastor of the Year of the Georgia Conference for the SixthEpiscopal District by the Phillips School of Theology and recognized for his dedicated ministerial service as the 2019 Outstanding Pastor of the Year for the North Columbus LaGrange District of the West GA Region of the Sixth Episcopal District.

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