Bob Carter
Bob Carter's life and ministry are driven by a desire to declare and demonstrate the love of Christ. It started right here in Wilmington, where he grew up. Bob majored in Philosophy & Religion at UNCW, and served for two years with a Christian disipleship group known as the Navigators at Fort Bragg. Francis Schaeffer, who was a profound influence on Bob, wrote, "There are not two reasons for being a Christian, there is only one. Biblical Christianity is true." With a desire to learn more and to engage in the market place of ideas, Bob pursued a Master of Theology at Harvard University concentrating in historical theology and Hebrew. Aware that Martin Luther and John Calvin had both been law trained, and keenly sensitive to his own need for appreciating the depth and breadth of perspective diversity and effective argumentation, Bob acquired a Juris Doctor degree from UNC-Chapel Hill, School of Law. After practicing law and serving in adult education opportunities for eleven years, Bob returned to school for further reformed studies, this time receiving the Master of Divinity degree form Knox Theological Seminary in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He was originally ordained as a Reformed Baptist Minister.

Bob loves to read, debate, travel, and his favorite time of the year is fishing season, which in certain circles lasts year round. Bob has one son, Josh, at the University of Minnesota.

Some Favorites:

Books: Not What My Hands Have Done by Horatius Bonas and Charles Hodge; Puritan Paperbacks; Essential Truths of the Christian Faith by R.C. Sproul; Pilgrim's Progress by Paul Bunyan, and the quarterly Free Grace Broadcaster.

Currently Reading: Evangelical Eloquence by R.L. Dabney

Music: King's College Choir,
Movies: Pride and Prejudice, Luther, Amazing Grace, Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Sports Teams: Red Sox, UNC Tarheels

Quotes: "A minister may fill his pews, his communion roll, the mouths of the public, but what that minister is on his knees in secret before God Almighty, that he is and no more." - John Owen

"Take heed to yourselves, every word you speak, every step you tread, for you bear the ark of the Lord, and you must bring Him honor." - Richard Baxter (writing to ministers)

1 John 3:1(NKJV) Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.