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.