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Prince of Peace Church Celebrates the Installation of Elder DeAndre R. Carswell as Senior Pastor

Updated: Jun 17, 2023


Prince of Peace Church Celebrates the Installation of Elder DeAndre R. Carswell as Senior Pastor

Portsmouth, Virginia - January 15, 2023 - Prince of Peace Church is pleased to announce the formal installation of Elder DeAndre R. Carswell as its new Senior Pastor. The auspicious occasion, held on January 15, 2023, marks a significant milestone in the church's journey, as Elder Carswell takes on the leadership role, guiding the congregation towards a future filled with love, faith, and unity.

Elder DeAndre R. Carswell is a devoted servant of God, whose unwavering dedication to the Prince of Peace Church and its mission has been evident throughout his years of service. With a deep understanding of the church's values and an inspiring vision for its future, Elder Carswell is poised to lead the congregation into a new era of growth and spiritual fulfillment.

The installation ceremony on January 15th was a moment of great joy and reverence for the Prince of Peace Church community. Attendees included members of the congregation, esteemed guests, and representatives from various religious organizations, all coming together to witness this historic event.

Pastor Brenda Y. Williams, the outgoing Senior Pastor, congratulated Elder Carswell, saying, "I am honored to pass the torch to Elder DeAndre R. Carswell, a man of integrity, compassion, and deep spirituality. He has been a pillar of strength within our church, and I am confident that he will lead us forward with grace and wisdom. The Prince of Peace Church is blessed to have him as our new Senior Pastor."

Elder DeAndre R. Carswell shared his gratitude for the trust the Prince of Peace Church community placed in him, remarking, "It is with a humble heart and a great sense of responsibility that I accept the position of Senior Pastor. I am committed to nurturing the spiritual growth of our congregation, fostering a loving community, and engaging with the wider community to make a positive impact. Together, we will continue to spread the message of God's love and bring hope to those in need."

As the Senior Pastor, Elder Carswell will guide the Prince of Peace Church in its mission to serve the community, inspire spiritual transformation, and cultivate an atmosphere of love, acceptance, and healing. His passion for community outreach and his deep-rooted faith make him well-suited to lead the congregation as they continue to make a difference in the lives of others.

The installation of Elder DeAndre R. Carswell as Senior Pastor signifies an exciting new chapter for the Prince of Peace Church. The congregation eagerly looks forward to the spiritual leadership, guidance, and inspiration that Elder Carswell will bring to their faith community.

Media Contact:

Arian L. Tyler

The Prince of Peace Church

(757) 650-6743


Since its establishment in 1902, the Prince of Peace Church has been a beacon of faith, hope, and community in Portsmouth, Va. We are a diverse and inclusive congregation that embraces the belief that "Everybody is Somebody" and recognizes Jesus as our Lord and Savior. Through vibrant worship, engaging ministries, and a deep commitment to service, we provide a welcoming environment for individuals to encounter God, grow spiritually, and make a positive impact in our local community. Come join us and experience a nurturing and inclusive community where you can find acceptance, encouragement, and a genuine sense of belonging. For more information, please visit


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