Charles Q. Carter

Charles Q. Carter
Charles Q. Carter
First Baptist Church
Post Office Box
Jonesboro, GA30237

Dr. Carter is married to Margaret Wade Carter - they have a daughter and Son-in-law, Cheryl and Steve Lewis; and, a son, Terry. Dr. Carter was educated at Mercer University (A.B.), Macon, Georgia 1957; Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.), Louisville, Kentucky, 1960; and received a Doctor of Divinity from Gardner Webb College, Boiling Springs, North Carolina, 1974.
He served as Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church, Jonesboro, Georgia for many years. The church grew dramatically under his leadership averaging more than 2,000 in Sunday School with a record attendance of 4,189. When he was named Pastor Emeritus March, 2000, the church had over 7,000 members and a budget of $4.5 million dolloars. First, Jonesboro was frequently number one in the state of Georgia in missions giving and volunteerism. Previously, Dr. Carter pastored at First Baptist Church, Cherryville, North Carolina, and at First Baptist Church, Whitesburg, Kentucky.
Dr. Carter has been a leader in Baptist life for many years:
Preacher, Bible Study Leader, Church Growth Leader at State Conventions and Conferences
2nd Vice President Georgia Baptist Convention (elected November 2001)
Georgia Baptist Health Care System Board of Trustees 1997 - Present
Recipient of Mercer University's "Monroe F. Swilley, Jr. Award for Christian Statesmanship" 1998
Church Growth Lecturer, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 1993
Lecturer for Haggai Institute Leadership Seminar, Singapore, May 1990
Participant, June 1989, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania
Lecturer at The Liberia Baptist Theological Seminary, Monrovia, Liberia, May 1988
Trustee Member, Georgia Baptist Council on Moral & Civic Concerns
Board Member, Christian Index, Georgia Baptist State Publication
Executive Committee Member, Georgia Baptist State Convention
Georgia Alumni President, 1983; Trustee 1983-1993; Vice Chairman of Officers;
and Presidential Search Committee for Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Preacher and Bible Teacher, Glorieta Baptist Assembly, New Mexico, 1983 and 1994
Preacher and Teacher, Ridgecrest Baptist Assembly, North Carolina, 1982, 1989
Southern Baptist Convention Committee on Boards 1980-1981
Moderator, Mission & Evangelism Committees, South Metro Baptist Association, Georgia
Vice-Chairman for Tri-County Billy Graham Crusade for Christ, May 1970
Evangelist for Foreign Mission Board, 1968 to Philippines and 1969 to Nova Scotia
Nominating Committee, North Carolina Baptist Convention
Executive & Mission Committees, Gaston Baptist Association, North Carolina
Board of Directors and secretary, Biblical Recorder, North Carolina Baptist publication

Title Book/Chapter/Verse Subject
Jesus - The Master Teacher John  13 :1-35 Jesus, the Teacher; Lord's Supper; Learning; Wisdom, Divine
The Unfinished Task Matthew  28 :18-20 Missions; The Great Commission; Witnessing
The Christian's Security System Romans  8 :31-39 Salvation; Faith; Blessed Assurance; Eternal Security
When God Calls Your Name Selected Passages  God's Call; Name, God Knows Your

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