Dr. Rick L. Carter is a native of Alabama, born to Kirby and Gladys of Andalusia. Dr. Carter was saved on March 14, 1965, in a Sunday evening church service.
Dr. Carter’s education includes a Graduate of Theology degree from Baptist Bible College, a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degree in Christian Education from Freedom University, Orlando, Florida, an earned Ph.D degree from Faith Baptist Bible College, Oliver Springs, Tennessee, and an Honorary Doctor of Divinity from Baptist Bible College.
Dr. Carter served in Springfield, Missouri, as the Executive Vice President of Baptist Bible College for 4 years. Prior to his tenure at the college, Dr. Carter served as the Pastor of Bible Baptist Church in Gulfport, Mississippi, for 21 years. He also planted the New Testament Baptist Church in Pascagoula, Mississippi, and has served as an Associate Pastor, a Youth Pastor, Children’s Church Director and Bus Director.
Dr. Carter served as lead Pastor of Canyon Creek Baptist Church, Richardson, Texas, for 10 years.
As of July, 2012, Dr. Carter became the Pastor of Bible Baptist Church, Gulfport, Mississippi.
He has been married to Shannon (Thomas) for 50 years. The Carters have three children and ten grandchildren.