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School of Tyrannus International Ministries Inc. School of Tyrannus International Ministries Inc.

About School of Tyrannus International Ministries Inc. About School of Tyrannus International Ministries Inc.

Our Staff

Wash Carthon Jr.
    Senior Pastor

Susan L. Carthon
    Pastor and First Lady

School of Tyrannus International Ministries Inc.
122 30th Street Map
Newport News, VA 23607
Phone: 757-244-1007

About Our Church


School of Tyrannus International Ministries, Inc. -- A Christ-centered ministry in loving relationship with God and neighbor.
As people called by God, we seek to: Celebrate God's presence through joyful worship in our scheduled services and in our daily lives. Develop each person's gifts for service by equipping our covenant partners to grow in the Body of Christ. Care for the needs of our church family and our community, demonstrating the compassion of Jesus Christ. Communicate the good news to all people.

Statement of Beliefs

We believe... the Bible to be the only inspired, infallible, inerrant, and authoritative Word of God...that there is only one God, eternally manifested as the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost in the divine being of our Lord Jesus Christ… in His Virgin birth… in His sinless life… in His miracles… in His unequivocal and atoning death for all our sins… in His bodily resurrection… in His ascension to the right hand of the Father… in His personal future return to this earth in power and glory to rule over the nations… in the rapture of the Church… that the only means of salvation is through repentance of sin, and faith in the precious blood of Jesus Christ… that salvation can not be earned with good actions, it is the free gift of God to all who believe… that there is no mediator between Jesus Christ and men… And that Jesus Christ is the one, and only mediator between God and men.

Church History

1986      The History of the Church goes back 22 years when Dr. Wash Carthon Jr., was
               called into the ministry. He knew then that he would start and pastor this church
               because the Lord encountered him one night while he was in prayer.

2001       School of Tyrannus International Ministries Inc. was birthed in Dr. Carthon’s spirit
               after he prayed and fasted for 40 days. The word of the Lord came to Dr. Carthon about
               the ministry while he was in Millington, Tennessee.

2003       Dr. Carthon was transferred to the city of Norfolk Virginia mandated by the U.S. Navy.

2004       The church was Incorporated as a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit religious corporation to meet the needs of 
               the community through religious worship services and the teaching of the Gospel of Jesus
               Christ to form good and productive citizens.

2005       School of Tyrannus International Ministries Inc. Church was started in the home of 
               Dr. Carthon as God directed him to do in the City of Newport News, VA.

2007       The Church purchased a building located at 122 30th Street Newport News, VA 23607.
               Renovation to the church sanctuary was completed in three months. The Church first worship 
               service was held in the new building on Thanksgiving Day.

2008       God put in Dr. Carthon's spirit to start a ministry that embraces a school atmosphere and to
               trained disciples for ministries. In the Gospel all disciples were in a school setting with their
               master teacher the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus taught His disciples about the principles of the 
               Kingdom of Heaven and He empowered them to do His Father’s work (Matthew 10:1; Luke
               1:1-2). In the Gospel of (Matthew 11:28-30) Jesus said come unto me all ye that labor and
               heavy laden and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am
               meek and lowly in heart, and you shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy and My
               burden is light. The school of Tyrannus International Ministries Inc. main purpose is to learn
               about the Lord Jesus Christ and His profound teachings. The entire Bible is center on the 
               Lord Jesus Christ.

               The concept of School of Tyrannus International Ministries, Inc., comes from (Acts 19:9), 
               this is were the Holy Spirit guided Dr. Carthon and gave the name of the God given
               prophetic ministry.

              Acts 19:9 But when divers were hardened, and believed not, but spake evil of that way before
              the multitude, he departed from them, and separated the disciples, disputing daily in the
              School of one Tyrannus.

              Dictionary meaning: Tyrannus prince, a Greek rhetorician in whose “school” at Ephesus Paul
              disputed daily for the space of two years with those who came to him (Acts 19:9). Some have 
              supposed that he was a Jew and that his “school” was a private synagogue. Source: Easton’s
              Bible Dictionary. In addition, the meaning of School of Tyrannus is a lecture hall or teaching 
              room of a philosopher or orator such were to be found in every town or city. Tyrannus may
              have been a Jewish Rabbi. He was a man of Ephesus who owns a “school” or lecture hall at
              which the Apostle Paul reason daily for two years (Acts) 19:9). He allowed Paul to speak of
              Jesus so that people from throughout the province of Asia heard of him.

2009     Its, Dr. Carthon vision and aspiration to preach and teach the character of our Lord Jesus Christ
             through the anointing and power of the Holy Spirit (2 Timothy 4:2-5). The mission of School of
             Tyrannus International Ministries, Inc. is to fulfill the Great Commission of our Lord Jesus
             Christ (Matthew 28:18-19); so that people throughout America and the world will hear about the
             Lord Jesus Christ.

2009     On October the first, Dr. Carthon retired with a total of 31 years of Honorable Service from the U.S. Navy.

2010     We’re in our season of God adding souls to the Church. The Church purchased new chairs
             for the sanctuary. This is the year of increase. Get Ready for an Early Celebration THIS YEAR!