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.

News


November 30, 2021
Bishop Carter and Appointive Cabinet Announce Final Clergy Appointment Change for January 1

In consultation with clergy and lay leadership (Book of Discipline, 426), the Bishop and Cabinet are pleased to announce a final appointment change ...

November 29, 2021
Bishops Pledge to Take Action to Address the Climate Crisis

In an early November session of the UMC Council of Bishops, they recognized the current climate crisis to be “an existential crisis the Church cannot ...

November 14, 2021
Bishop Carter & Appointive Cabinet Announce Additional Clergy Appointments

In consultation with clergy and lay leadership (Book of Discipline, 426), the Bishop and Cabinet are pleased to announce two more mid-year ...

Reflections


December 02, 2021
Bishop Carter Offers Simple Guidance for Preachers on Christmas Eve

As pastors and congregations prepare to receive guests on Christmas Eve, Bishop Carter offers simple, heartfelt advice. Keep the sermon brief but ...

November 23, 2021
Bishop Ken Carter Shares a Message of Thanksgiving

As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, Bishop Ken Carter reminds us that we are Eucharistic people - people of connection and thanksgiving - who are ...

October 23, 2021
Saturday Morning with Bishop Carter

Bishop Carter shares about his week in Western North Carolina, his thoughts on baseball, morning walks around Lake Junaluska, and the coffee he's ...

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 ...