Apostle Dr Carol Tomlin is Overseer and Founder of Restoration Fellowship Ministries (RFM). She is Senior Pastor of Leeds, Restoration Fellowship Ministries and was Specialist Faith Chaplain registered with the UK Board of Healthcare Chaplaincy. She is an ordained and licensed minister with an M.Phil in Theology from the University of Birmingham, Ph. D in Education and Sociolinguistics from the University of Reading together with qualifications from other universities. Dr. Tomlin has a long and distinguished academic career teaching in universities both in the UK and USA. She has an Award for Excellence in Learning & Teaching (2005) from the University of Wolverhampton. She was a visiting tutor at Queen’s Theological Foundation and is a part-time on-line tutor at Oxford University and educational consultant.
In addition, she is an international speaker. She is often invited as a keynote/guest speaker at community and church events. Dr Tomlin is the leading expert in Black preaching style and has presented on this topic for the Churches Together in England at their head office in London, and at Westminster College, Cambridge. She also gave an interview on Black preachers in the diaspora for the BBC production of the Black Messiah (2001).
As a published author some of her work includes Black Language Style in Sacred & Secular Contexts (1999) and the following co-authored work with Dr Paul Mocombe: The Oppositional Culture Theory (2010); Language, Literacy &Pedagogy (2013); Race & Class Distinction in Black Communities (2014) and Jesus & the Streets (2015) She believes in the power of Jesus Christ to transform the lives of individuals.