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Beth Carroll

Rev. Beth Carroll is the Senior Pastor of Oakland City Church in Oakland, California. She is a graduate of Western Theological Seminary and Hope College, both in Holland, Michigan.  She is married to Richard Perez, who is a theatre artist, and she has three kids - Josiah, Natalie, and a cat named Kate Spade.


The Parent Trap

Their chonky thighs. The first smile! The smell of their scalp. Then I remembered how poorly I do on less…
February 12, 2023


I am about to share one of my deepest, darkest, most shameful secrets with you. It is a part of…
December 9, 2020

Be Still

Be still, and know that I am God.   Psalm 46:10 As an ADHD sufferer, I confess that this verse has…
March 31, 2020


“They were astonished that he was speaking with a woman, but no one said, ‘What do you want?’ or, ‘Why…
March 17, 2020