Carmen was born in Morristown, New Jersey, and is the oldest of five siblings. She has two amazing nephews and two great-nephews. She is a graduate of New Life Bible School (now New Life Bible College) founded by the late Norvel Hayes. She has a B.A. from Oral Roberts University, an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a Th.M. from Harvard University Divinity School. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in leadership at Dallas Baptist University.
She and her husband, Don, live in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and are members of Gateway Church, pastored by Robert Morris. Carmen is ordained as an apostle through Patricia King’s apostolic WIMN (Women in Ministry Network).