Kenneth H. Carter
Kenneth H. Carter Jr. is resident bishop of the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church. Before his election as bishop, Ken was superintendent of the Smoky Mountain District of the Western North Carolina Conference, which includes 69 churches in the 7 westernmost counties of the state, all within the region of Appalachia. He served as a pastor in the Western North Carolina Conference for 27 years. Carter’s writing has appeared in Faith and Leadership, Christian Century, Pro Ecclesia, The Ooze, Alive Now, and The Upper Room daily devotional guide.
Bishop Carter is the author of 8 books on a variety of topics related to practical ministry: intercessory prayer (the subject of his Upper Room book, “Pray for Me”), spiritual gifts, stewardship, baptism, and the Wesleyan means of grace. He was also a contributor to The Wesley Study Bible and the “Feasting on the Word” series. Leighton Ford, brother-in-law of Billy Graham was among the endorsers for “Pray for Me.”
A native of Georgia, Carter is a graduate of Columbus College (B.S.), Duke University Divinity School (M. Div.), the University of Virginia (M.A.), and Princeton Theological Seminary (D.Min.).
Ken is married to Pam Carter, mission interpreter with Encounter with Christ in Latin America and the Caribbean, president of the Haiti Mission Foundation, and member of the board of directors of Stop Hunger Now. The Carters have two young adult daughters, Liz and Abby.