Gold Hill Church of Christ
Mary Carter is a native of North Carolina and has lived half of her life in Philadelphia, PA. She is the daughter of Evangelist Quincy C. Carter and Mary Sanders Carter. Mary was baptized into Christ at the tender age of 9 at the Girard Ave Church of Christ, where Bro. James Stewart was minister in Philadelphia.
President Elza Huffard of Northeastern Christian College awarded her a full scholarship, a memorial tribute to her deceased grandfather who was employed there in Villanova, PA. She graduated and earned an Associates Degree in business and secretarial studies. This was the beginning of the leadership preparation for her diverse career path: Sr. Administrative Assistant at The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of PA; Personal Assistant to Iris Henderson, Democractic Council Woman; Administrative assistant for Jimmy Carter Presidential Campaign; Church Administrator at Vine St. Church of Christ; Mary Kay Sales Director and 3 time car winner in her career; Legal secretary for various law firms in Center City Philadelphia; and she has recently retired from Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department Communications/Division of Criminal Investigation August 2015.
Mary has always been active in the Lord’s work: teaching Sunday School, teaching one-on-one Bible lessons for evangelism; singing and directing choral groups (founder of the Gospelaires at Northeastern Christian College); directed and recorded the Golden Bells album by the Inspirations of Philadelphia; recorded Let It Rise, He Is Lord, and The Benediction at the Sugar Creek Church of Christ. As a result of these experiences, she has created a workbook titled Vocal Integrity, wherein she is a personal coach, as well as a facilitator for acapella choruses.
She is the author of: A Pioneer Remembered, Poetic Relevance, 33 Reasons to Pray, I Trust God, and the Life and Legacy of Quincy Carter. Her current project “Don’t Miss Your Moment” is a short-film/spiritual documentary and testimonial designed to reach the mass multi-media community. It is a tool for evangelism and referred to as “back door ministry.”
Mary’s long term passion for motivational speaking is an opportunity to edify and share biblical principles to be applied. As you can see, she loves to travel and is available for kingdom building opportunities. Please note the following assigned topics and congregations where she has accepted the invitation to speak:
Growing Old with Christ, 63rd & Vine St Church of Christ, Philadelphia, PA
I Can Be Positive, Youth Workshop – Boston, MA
How Shall I Be Remembered – 63rd & Vine St Church of Christ, Philadelphia, PA
The Power of the Tongue – Ames Rd Church of Christ, Columbia, SC
Why My Soul Sings – Northside Church of Christ, Charlotte, NC
The Majesty of God, Archdale Church of Christ, Charlotte, NC
The Spiritual Minded Woman, Pompano Beach Church of Christ, Pompano Beach, FL
Evolving from Youth to Maturity; Ames Rd Church of Christ, Columbia, SC
The Power of the Spiritual Mind – Church of Christ, Orangeburg, SC
Ladies Day Guest Speaker Church of Christ, Murfreesboro, TN
Laying Aside the People Pleasing Disease – Crawford Rd Church of Christ, Rock Hill, SC
Mending a Broken Spirit – NC State Lectureship – Charlotte, NC
Mary Carter is currently a faithful servant at the Gold Hill Church of Christ, Fort Mill, South Carolina, Jeff Troffer, Senior Minister.
Mary shares: “Nothing in life stays the same in this short life. Therefore, love the Lord with all your heart, mind and strength as well as people. Live and love with no regrets! When life throws you a lemon, make lemonade.”