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Rev. Miller C. Carter, Jr.

 Reverend Miller C. Carter Jr.

 Rev. Miller C. Carter, Jr. has lived out his call to ordained ministry in the United Methodist Church for two decades.  He understands that his call is to make disciples of Jesus Christ and to “equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ” (Ephesians 4:12). He is fully aware of his gifts as pastor, preacher and teacher, and he is excited about living out his call in the community of God’s people at

Simpson-Gillespie United Methodist Church.


Pastor Carter is the devoted husband to Howalina Carter and living dad their adult daughter Stacc (pronounced Stacey) and her husband Joseph Mendes.  The Carters have two grandchildren, Joseph, Jr. and Joelle.  He is lovingly known as “Cool-pa” to his grands.

Pastor Carter is a native of High Point, NC, where he graduated from T. Wingate Andrews High School.  Following high school he served four years in the United States Air Force. Rev. Carter then followed a path of higher education, earning the AA degree in Broadcasting at Minot State University, Minot, NC; the BS degree in Psychology at High Point University, High Point, NC; and the MDiv degree at Duke Divinity School, Durham, NC.  Rev. Carter is an ordained Elder in the Western North Carolina Conference, where he has served four pastoral appointments, beginning with a five year tenure at St. Mary’s UMC, Trinity, NC; a seven year tenure at Smith Memorial-Harper’s Chapel Charge, Lenoir, NC; an eight year tenure at Metropolitan UMC, Greensboro, 

Since serving in the WNC Annual Conference Rev. Carter has served on various District and Conference boards and agencies, including service on two District Committees on Ordained Ministry, the Committee on District Superintendency, the Conference Commission of Religion and Race; and the Conference Administrative Review Committee.  His experiences have allowed him opportunities to serve in leadership positions such as President of the Board of Appalachia Community Development Corporation, and President of the Board of Servant Leaders Activated for Ministry (S.L.A.M.) Wesley Foundation at NC A&T State University.  Currently he serves on the WNC Conference Board of Ordained Ministry. Rev. Miller Carter, Jr. has always been a hard worker. Being a hard working is one of the characteristics he developed from the example of his father, Miller, Sr. Miller’s personal philosophy of life proclaims:


“I will work everyday as if it were my last.  I believe there is urgency in our work for the Lord.  We must work while it is day, for the night is coming in which no man may work.  I will give of myself to glorify the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, because of my belief in two things:  1) The Lord is soon to return; and 2) Only what we do for Christ will last.  Therefore we must take seriously the work that must be done in seeking and saving those who are lost.”




 On July 1, 2014, Pastor Carter’s appointment to Simpson-Gillespie United Methodist Church signals a new era of building on the foundation exemplified in the church motto: Relationship with God, Fellowship with All, and Partnership with Christ in the World.






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