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!

August: Carter's Corner

Frogs and lizards are both amphibians, right? But they are very different, aren’t they? I am not a science person, (my wife Kristin is a science person) but I know there are some major differences between frogs and lizards.

Frogs — They have tongues that extend to catch their food as the food “flies” by them. The frogs sit and wait for their food to come to them, and then they fling their tongues out to catch their prey.

Lizards — I actually caught an Anole when I was younger and had him (I just assumed it was a he) as a pet for a few weeks. I went to the bait store, they gave me 2 crickets, and I put them in the cage with my Anole. I was lucky enough to be there and watch as the Anole was running around chasing the cricket. Finally I saw him spring into action and lunge after the cricket and swallow his meal whole. The lizard doesn’t sit around and wait for food; the lizard goes out and hunts his food.

July 20, 2014, I introduced the concept of Frogs and Lizards... Remember, I talked about how, in the Scripture we looked at how Peter and John were frogs, and Phillip was a lizard. Frank and I are the frogs in the congregation...we are seminary trained and people come to us. We teach, preach, and train lizards. You, the congregation, are the lizards, each and every one of you. You are called to share your story wherever you go and to share Christ everywhere. (Acts 8:4 Those who had been scattered preached the Word wherever they went.”) People who are lizards are always mobile, see people, and go after them eager to share their story. Frogs are not as mobile; they sit and people come to them.

I mentioned that Frank and I are only 2, and the congregation is 460. What’s the difference between 2 and 460? HUGE. Your influence could be great! Think of the thousands of places Jesus Christ can penetrate if 460 lizards of the congregation share Christ wherever they go! It is truly amazing to think about what could happen, isn’t it?

I asked two questions in the service: 1-Is PIPC a congregation full of lizards? 2-Are you a lizard?

What do you think? Are you going out wherever you go...to country clubs, work, civic organizations, on vacation, the grocery store, (you fill in the blank), school, EVERYWHERE... sharing your story and sharing Christ? Our congregation needs to scatter, go out, and share Christ with others wherever we go!

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