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 the prayers! What an incredible two weeks I had in Charlotte during my Doctoral Residency. The two weeks flew by! God is doing great things in many of my resident mates' lives. It was awesome to be back with my classmates that I have not seen for a year, and also have new classmates joining our Doctoral journey.
During the two weeks, we got to know and learn from Dr. Scott Gibson, who is one of the foremost authorities on preaching today. He taught us the Big Idea Biblical Preaching, which teaches us that: 1. There is a “Big Idea” in every Bible passage and 2. We are to preach that “Big Idea” clearly. One of the first things I read as I prepared for the residency was that preaching should be transformational. Every Sunday we preach, we are preaching transformation. We ALL should be transforming into more passionate disciples of Jesus Christ and becoming more like Christ.
“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17
I don’t think it would be too far to stretch Paul’s thoughts to say that scripture is for preaching also. And most importantly, scripture is used for transforming lives as well as training us to become more passionate disciples of Jesus Christ.
During the class, each of us in the cohort had to study a passage, find the “Big Idea,” find the subject and complement, find the complete exegetical idea, find the homiletical idea, make a complete outline, and then preach the sermon without notes! It was an incredible experience! I’m hoping my preaching will change and improve greatly!

I hope you will take note of my preaching over the next few weeks, months, and years. I’m hoping we all will be able to see many differences and changes. Hopefully, everyone will be able to grow and know that transformation is the goal. I’m praying that we together can be transformed and learn to walk with HIM as a Body of Christ.

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