Bishop Carter

Kenneth H. Carter, Jr. is the resident bishop of the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Along with the Cabinet, he gives pastoral and administrative leadership to over 1000 congregations, fresh expressions of church, campus ministries, and outreach initiatives in an episcopal area that stretches across the 44 western counties of the state.


March 29, 2022
Means of Grace: Tempered Resilience with Tod Bolsinger

In this episode, Bishop Ken Carter has a conversation Tod Bolsinger on his book Tempered Resilience: How Leaders are Formed in the Crucible of Change....

March 23, 2022
A Conversation with Kate Bowler

Join Bishop Ken Carter for a virtual conversation with New York Times bestselling author, Duke University professor, and incurable optimist, Kate ...

March 14, 2022
Episcopal Office Answers Frequently Asked Questions on the Further Postponement of General Conference

Bishop Ken Carter and Assistant to the Bishop Amy Coles provide answers to frequently asked questions regarding the postponement of General Conference...


April 27, 2022
Seven Reasons Why I Love The United Methodist Church

Bishop Carter shares seven reasons he loves The United Methodist Church.

April 13, 2022
An Easter Message from Bishop Carter

Bishop Carter shares an Easter message with the WNC Conference.

March 15, 2022
Living in Connection in a Season of Waiting

The United Methodist Church is in an extended season of waiting, a season brought about by a global pandemic that we did not anticipate and extended ...

Sermons & Prayers

November 14, 2021
Sermon: Bishop Carter welcomes the congregation of SouthPark Church "Home" during their grand opening worship

Bishop Carter recently had the privilege to preach during the grand opening worship celebration of SouthPark Church in Charlotte. After eight years, ...

September 22, 2021
A Letter from Bishop Ken Carter

Bishop Carter encourages WNCC churches to participate in a Special Sunday Offering on September 26 to support relief efforts in Western NC following ...