About Us

Kristin is a Southern Georgia belle, who graduated from UGA as a veterinarian May 2010. Carter grew up in NC, went on to seminary, became an ordained pastor, and has completed his doctorate of ministry. Carter resided in SC for about 7 years (4 of these years with Kristin), and we now reside in FL. After about a month of emailing, asking questions, and going through the steps of eharmony.com, we were full of excitement and became very eager to meet one another face to face. October 25, 2009, we met and enjoyed every minute together. We had no doubt God was going to strengthen our relationship with Him as well as with one another. Carter proposed August 9, 2010 on the boat in the middle of Lake Wylie at sunset. Kristin said "Yes" after some happy tears. We got married April 2, 2011 and what an amazing beautiful day that was! God has continued to bless us throughout our marriage. We look forward to see what He has in store for us each and every day. We are super blessed to be down in Boca serving the Lord. God is constantly surprising us with new callings!

March: Carter's Corner

Thanks for your continued prayers about my first Doctorate of Ministry Residency in Charlotte last month. Although it was intense and powerful, it was also a wonderful two weeks. The first residency was called “The Pastor as Counselor and Caregiver.” We dealt with so much over the two weeks, including the statistics I mentioned in my sermon on Sunday, February 24th. Some of you asked for a recap…The statistics I shared were:
*Almost 20% or 40 million Americans suffer from anxiety disorders. In a congregation of 400, that’s 80 people statistically.
*All of us will deal with grief, and NORMAL grief usually lasts 2-5 years.
*16% of Americans suffer, or have suffered from depression severely enough to warrant treatment; 40% of relatives living with someone who is depressed have some level of depression also. Over 80% of people, who suffer from depression, are successfully treated. Would it surprise you that according to a study 58% of the elderly are depressed? I don’t know what the qualifications of elderly are, but 58% is a staggering statistic.
*A survey indicated that 50% of men in an evangelical church look at pornography. A pastor didn’t believe this statistic so he did his own anonymous survey at his
 church. His survey showed that in the last year, 60% of the men looked at pornography, and 30% in the last month.
*There are over 3,000 abortions a day in the US— over 1 million per year. I say this not to talk about abortion itself, or to make those who have had one feel guilty, or condemn them, but to say that there are many people out there who have had abortions and who need healing from the effects, grief, and guilt that come along with this decision of having an abortion.
*We learned about the staggering suicide rates, and how 2/3 of those who commit suicide were depressed. This issue is in the news again as another celebrity took their life recently. Everyone who knows someone who has committed suicide, or knows someone who has tried or has thought about suicide, recognizes that it is painful and traumatic.
*Approximately one in four women around the globe has been physically abused by an intimate male partner, such as a husband or ex-husband. In fact, a woman is more likely to be injured, raped, or physically threatened by a current or former partner than by a stranger or another person.
Sadly enough, most people don’t get help. Most people don’t come to their pastor any more. If you choose to not talk to your pastor, make sure you go to a Christian counselor or your Christian mentor…someone who can healthily help you and lead you in the right direction. Obviously, Kris and I are here in Pawleys, but hey, we are only an email or phone call away.  We love you. More importantly, God loves you.  We pray that you find your hope in Him.

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