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You are God’s workmanship, created in Christ to do good works! We’ll help you discover the life of high adventure when you surrender all to Jesus. 
Welcome new visitors to Canton United Methodist Church. 


Here is a message from Pastor Kevin A. Carter

We are here to encourage you and provide you with emotional support due to all that is going on in the world today. Take heart!
Before exploring all that we have for you on our website, take a moment to listen to the choir of Canton U! We hope this touches you & moves you into worshipping the Lord with us. God bless you!


Our Vision, Mission and Beliefs

We are a community church that believes in the full development of a person’s mind, body, and soul. We believe that every person is important to the Kingdom of God. We are a living organism that moves toward kingdom living.  
Meet Our Pastor



Kevin A. Carter was born to the late Mr. Lee A. and Mrs. Carrie E. Carter. He grew up in Shubuta, MS. He is the youngest of seven children. His first public education began in the Saint Mary Head Start of Shubuta, MS.  He was educated in the Public School System of Quitman MS. and graduated in 1984. He is a 1986 graduate of Jones Community College in Ellisville, MS as a Certified Machinist. He played baseball for the Bobcats while attending Jones County Community College. In August 1986 he obtained employment with Hol-Mac Incorporation in Bay MS, a Certified Machinist where he was employed for over ten years. On June 09, 1990, he took the former Ms. Diane Satcher of Heidelberg, MS as his wife. He accepted his call to the ministry during a retreat in Louisville, MS. He delivered his first sermon on April 26, 1992 at his home church Sweet Pilgrim United Methodist Church in Shubuta, MS.

He was appointed to James Chapel and Bethel United Methodist Churches in the Quitman – Desoto area from 1992-1993. After Annual Conference he was appointed Senior Pastor to the Desoto – Quitman Circuit: Mount Levy, Mount Olive, Mount Zion, and Zion Chapel United Methodist Churches from 1993-1997. He was later appointed as Senior Pastor of St. Peter and Wesley Chapel United Methodist Churches of Meridian, MS. from 1997-2006. He was also appointed as Senior Pastor of Evergreen United Methodist Church of Brandon, MS. from 2006-2013.

In 2001 he graduated from the University of West Alabama in Livingston, AL with a Bachelor of Science. He majored in Industrial Technology and minored in Psychology. In Sept. 2002 he attended Emory University Graduate School. In May 2005 he graduated from Emory University of Atlanta, GA with a Master of Divinity Degree from Candler School of Theology in Pastoral Care. He was involved with a variety of community outreach programs and volunteered at local homeless shelters. Other places of studies include Meridian Community College in Meridian, MS and Wesley Biblical Seminary in Jackson, MS. He is currently completing his Doctoral Degree at Wesley Biblical Seminary in Jackson Mississippi.  He is a member of AmeriCorps National Service where he tutored elementary students in the Lauderdale County Public School System. He was affiliated with several local community organizations in Meridian, MS and across the state. He served as President of the Meridian District Clergy.  Pastor Carter is a member of Progress Lodge 246 in Shubuta, MS as a Master Mason. He is the founder of LWT Ministries (Living-Walking-Talking Right) where the wholeness of humanity, mind, body, and soul is expressed. He has traveled the United States and internationally spreading the Gospel as an Evangelist.

On June 07, 2005, he was commissioned as a Probationary Elder and Ordained Deacon by the Mississippi Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. On June 10, 2007 he was ordained as an Elder with full connection in the Mississippi
Conference of the United Methodist Church. 

He is currently The Senior Pastor of The Canton United Methodist Church of Canton, MS. He is currently becoming an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation. Coaching is partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. He serves as a faculty member of the Mississippi Course of Study on the campus of Millsaps College in Jackson, MS. He is a member of the Board of Directors for The Center for Ministry.He has served as the Chairperson of RIM (Register in Ministry) of Provisional Elders of the United Methodist Clergy in The Mississippi Conference.Pastor Carter serves on The East Jackson District Committe of Ministry. Pastor Carter serves on the Board of Ordain Ministry and Steering Committee of Mission Mississippi of Madison County. Pastor Carter serves on The School Health Advisory Council Board of The Canton Public Schools System in Canton Mississippi. Pastor Carter is presently The Chair of Communication Committee of The Mississippi Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. Pastor serves on The Monitoring Task of Racial Inclusiveness of The Mississippi Conference of The United Methodist Church. 


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Every Sunday we bring a message of hope. The only hope to be found in Jesus. 


Serving & Getting Involved

Sunday School
We provide adults and kids bible study and teaching during our 9:00am-9:45am service.
Bible Study
Wednesday mornings at 10:00am and nights at 6:30pm is Bible Study night. In-depth teaching for the Bible Scholar.
Worship Team
Musical? Good voice? Feeling called to be part of the worship team? Let’s do this!
Youth Service
Our youth services occur alongside our regular main services each Sunday.
Men’s Group
Guys! We are standing with you. Get involved in our accountability group for purity!
Different ministries and missions include prison ministries, commission on evangelism, prayer ministry, gardening ministry, knitting ministry, audio/video ministry
Witness Ministry 
Leads people to share God’s grace and their testimonies. 
Discipleship Program
Our discipleship training program is the perfect platform for leadership stewarding. 
Fellowship Groups
Sundays are not the only times of meeting. Join a fellowship group for great interaction.
Ambassador/Prison Ministry
Reaching out to those who are previously, presently, or potentially incarcerated. 
 Care Ministry 
A ministry that is team/community based who come together to support and serve those in our area.


Witness Ministry 

Through prayer, evangelism, and all forms of communication, we share stories of faith and the good news of Jesus Christ so that others will come to know and love the Lord.

The Witness Ministries Team leads others to witness God’s grace, love and power by helping all know and respond to the love of God in Christ.

Prison Ministry: visits and ministers in a variety of ways for the needs.

Commission on Evangelism: is one of the primary components of Witness Ministries, the job of this ministry is to reach out beyond the church and into the community for the purpose of sharing the good news of Jesus Christ.

Heavenly Prayer Ministry: meets on second Saturday of each month, prays for pastor on Sunday morning. Prays for all needs and crises daily for the world. 

FOREVER-LIVING: seniors still thriving to live like never before.

Gardening Ministry: is responsible for the growth and maintenance of the flowers and plants during three seasons of the year on the grounds of the church.

Knitting Ministry: teaches knitting techniques to beginners and advanced students. Finished items are donated to various churches and community programs.

Communications Ministry: is responsible for  website, social medial and other communication channels used to promote the church

Audio/Video Ministry: is responsible for the audio and video services of the church, including Sunday church services and special programs. Also, produce recorded messages (sermons).

Pictorial Documentary: Documents church history.

United Methodists Men: to help men grow in Christ, so others may know Christ. 

United Methodist Women: to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.

Outreach Ministry 
Includes opportunities of a lifetime to serve others, as well as help others grow in their faith and be restored in their mind, body, and soul.
The different outreach ministries offered at Canton U are listed as follows:
Food pantry, cancer support, higher education, vacation bible class, transportation ministry, community appreciation, health ministry, & serving at our daily bread.
More information on Canton U’s various Outreach Ministries
Cancer Support: Provides support for members and community who are survivors or currently in need of assistance with various forms of cancer.
Higher education/Campus ministries: Facilitates and promotes activities to celebrate and support students from 8th grade, high school postsecondary, and college undergraduate and graduate programs.
Nurture Ministry 

Deepening the spiritual life of our members is at the heart of Canton United Methodist Nurture Ministries.  These ministries provide the encouragement and nourishment each of us needs to grow in faith and to serve our nurture area. Nurture includes small group studies, prayer bands and lay visitation ministries which facilitate opportunities to grow in Christ by caring for and supporting one another.


Spiritual Caffe Latte Ministries Adult Weekly Wednesday Morning Study @ 10:00AM Central

Young People of Worship Studies on Tuesday @6:00PM

Little Blessing Children Studies Chat on Wednesday @6:00PM

Pillars of Faith Adult Studies @ 6:30PM

Vacation Bible Class


Sunday School – 9:00AM– 9:45AM FOR ALL AGES


Little Blessings (Children)

Young People of Worship (Youth)

Male Chorus

Sanctuary Choir

Mass Choir

Woman Choir

Praise Team


United Methodist Women’s Ministry

United Methodist Men’s Ministry

First Student (Education) Ministry

Prayer Ministries 

Health Ministries 

United Methodist Youth Fellowship(UMYF)-This is our ministry for and to High School age persons.  Their repertoire of activities includes service projects, fellowship activities and discussion of relevant issues.


Worship  works cooperatively with the Pastor and Music ministry leaders to provide the congregation with a worship service that is spirit-filled and assists in strengthening their relationship with God.

Acolytes – Youth are encouraged to become an Acolyte and join our young people who lead the procession of ministers into the sanctuary at the beginning of service.

Altar Guild Assures the beautification and appropriateness of the altar dressing.

Baptismal Steward Assists the pastor during the Baptism service and insures that the baptized members’ name is added to church records.

Communion Stewards Prepare the altar and assist in serving Communion to the congregation.

Lay Liturgists/Announcers Read scripture and announcements during service.


Family Ministries- Addresses the concerns and conditions of families in our community in order to improve their quality of life and Christian growth.

Grief Support – Reaches out to persons in need of support and prayer during times of loss.

Lay Visitation- Cares for the spiritual needs of those who can no longer participate in regular church service and activities.

Stewardship – A comprehensive program of stewardship education, inspiration and action that teaches the meaning of Christian stewardship and provides opportunities for people to practice stewardship in their daily lives.

Vacation Bible School – one week summer Bible and arts retreat for all

Liturgical Dancers

United Methodist Youth Fellowship (UMYF) – This is our ministry for and to High School age persons.

Ambassador/Prison Ministry 
Canton U’s ambassador ministry has been operating since 2010. Our chairperson is Tiffany Jackson Nash. 
Mission: To edify and evangelize as an independent ministry as well as with others to those who are presently, previously, and/or potentially incarcerated. 
Vision: To be an all-inclusive outreach ministry across various areas of need for those who are and have been incarcerated and the families of those individuals currently incarcerated. 
Scripture: John 14: 16-17

Care Ministry

The Care Ministry is not for one person to take on alone. It requires a team of gifted people fulfilling the Biblical concept to serve one another in Love. The ministry does one on one visits to those in hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities. We also make personal home visits where we pray, sing, read, and explain scriptures. Sometimes all one need is just someone to listen, so we step in and be listeners for those in need. This ministry helps people seeking pastoral care in the church bearing in mind the proper guidelines fo those in needing professional assistance. 

We Are Social 

 Church is not a building. We extend God’s love to our community and online through all our social media channels. View our new worship videos, teaching and more. Connect and interact in discussion groups.

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3808 N Liberty Street Canton, MS 39046
Phone: (601)-859-6909
*Sunday worship – 10 a.m.
*Bible Study – Wed. Morning with Spiritual Sunday Cafe group at 10 a.m. & Wed. evening at 6:30 p.m.
*Every Saturday before the second Sunday prayer is hosted at church at 10 a.m.