Rev. Rodney Carter – Minister of Music –
Rev Carter

REVEREND RODNEY A. CARTER  is the youngest son of Deacon James A. Carter and the late Marvene B. Carter.  Rev. Carter accepted Christ as his personal savior and joined the North Gayton Baptist Church in September 1975.  Rev Carter began playing at the North Gayton Baptist Church in 1983, and served until October 2005.  Rev. Carter has always been musically inclined.  Rev. Carter was inspired to pursue music by his parents, his late grandmother Lucy M. Brown, the late Mrs. Betty Keel, Mrs. Marie Goodman-Hunter and Mr. Odell Hobbs.  Rev. Carter preached his initial sermon on Sunday, July 16, 1989 and was ordained on Sunday, February 21, 1999.  Rev. Carter is a graduate of John Marshall High School and Virginia Union University.  Rev. Carter also attended seminary at Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology.  Rev. Carter was blessed to sing and record with John P. Kee and New Life.  Rev. Carter has given his time and talents to numerous churches and choirs in throughout Richmond and surrounding counties.  Rev. Carter is one of the founding members of the Christian Education Ministry at North Gayton Baptist Church and served as Director from 1999 to 2004.  In addition to ministering in music, Rev. Carter taught Sunday school, Bible Study and Vacation Bible School.  

Rev. Carter is a willing vessel who shares the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  He is committed to the spiritual, social, and cultural growth of the Body of Christ.  Rev. Carter believes that you must have an intimate and personal relationship with Jesus Christ in order to see miracles take place in today’s society.   Rev. Carter is a dynamic, energized teacher who searches the Word of God for himself.  Rev. Carter is anointed to speak life into the people of God.  Rev. Carter also teaches leadership training and music workshops.  Currently, Rev. Carter is serving as Minister of Music at the Abner Baptist Church, Glen Allen, Virginia.

Rev. Carter believes that little becomes much once you place it in the Master’s hands.  Rev. Carter’s favorite scripture can be found in Ephesians 3:20; “Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.”

Rev. Carter’s motto for life is; “Wisdom is knowing what to do next; skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it.”