Pastor Leroy Bean
Founder of C.A.R.T.E.L
Pastor Leroy Bean is the Visionary and Founder of C.A.R.T.E.L which is an acronym for Challenging And Reclaiming the True Essence of Life. C.A.R.T.E.L promotes an anti-gang, anti-violence philosophy among the Bermudian population.
It is designed to raise awareness concerning antisocial behavior and gang mentality, as well as identify and provide positive solutions for a more productive lifestyle. Pastor Bean is also the Pastor and Founder of Transfi guration Ministries Safe House, a privately run program for made substance abusers.
Pastor Bean has over 20 years experience in counseling and residential treatment programs of which he dedicated 12 years in substance abuse treatment and residential care for Bermuda Government.
He was involved with the first gang negotiations sponsored by the Bermuda Police Department in 2003. He has also served on numerous boards and panels in Bermuda and has just recently been selected to speak at one of the largest gang conference in the United States, to be held in 2012.
Pastor Bean has earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, a Master’s Degree in Family and Addiction Counseling and a second Masters Degree in Government Law and Public Policy.
In 2009, Pastor Bean was the recipient of 3 awards, Cablevision’s Rollin Nathan Community Awards for his work with troubled youth.
Caron’s Unsung Hero’s Award and an award from the anti-gang group G.O.E.S.T. in Los Angeles in recognition of his outstanding intervention work with the gangs in Bermuda. In January 2011, Pastor Bean received Cablevision’s community award on behalf of