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
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!