Carlton Pearson's first wife is Gina Marie Pearson, born Gina Marie Gauthier. She is Pearson's only wife, although she filed for divorce in August 2015.
Gina Pearson is a life coach. She married Carlton Pearson, a minister, in 1993. They have two children. Her divorce papers state that the couple has incompatibility issues.
Carlton Pearson was a Pentecostal minister, but the Joint College of African-American Pentecostal Bishops called him a heretic in 2004. His Gospel of Inclusion led to the heretic label. In 2006, he became a minister in the United Church of Christ. He has served churches in Chicago and Tulsa.