45 Hanover Street
Pemberton NJ 08068

Our Pastor

Reverend William D. Carter, III, was called and anointed by the Spirit of the Living God. Reverend Carter is an alumnus of The Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts of Philadelphia, Pa., where he majored in classical voice. In 2013, he graduated cum laude from Eastern University with a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership. Reverend Carter graduated with his Master of Divinity (M.Div.) from the prestigious Princeton Theological Seminary. He has served as a small group facilitator for Courageous Conversations, described as, “a seminary-wide initiative creating safe, confidential, and sacred spaces for hearing one another’s stories. Through circles of open sharing, respectful listening, and committed presence, Courageous Conversations offers opportunities for deepening trust and caring among all who make up the Seminary’s diverse community.”

While at Princeton Seminary Reverend Carter was selected to complete a summer internship at the Mowbray Presbyterian Church in Cape Town, South Africa for two and a half months. During his time in South Africa he read scripture in a service led by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and was afforded the opportunity to preach at Archbishop Tutu’s church – St. George’s Cathedral also in Cape Town, South Africa. Reverend Carter completed a two year internship at Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, under the mentorship of Rev. Dr. Alyn E. Waller. On Monday, April 10, 2017, during Holy Week, William was ordained at Enon.  Also, he has served as research assistant to Professor Afe Adogame at Princeton Seminary and worked at Princeton University for the Office of Religious Life as the Musical Coordinator for their Hour Of Power.  Reverend Carter has served as the Chair for the Black History Month Committee for the Association of Black Seminarians. Additionally, Reverend Carter completed an internship with the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations in New York City focusing on issues of Syria and Children and the Armed Conflict. While interning at the UN, he attended events that included world leaders such as Queen Mathilde of Belgium and the like. Presently, Reverend Carter has been appointed as the Director of Interfaith Relations for the Institute for Multicultural, Communications, Cooperation and Development, Incorporated in New York City.  In this position, he plans the interfaith components of conferences the organization sponsors at the United Nations Headquarters. Most recently, Rev. Carter has been appointed to serve as the Senior Pastor of the Pemberton United Methodist Church in Pemberton, NJ.   

Reverend Carter exercises his divine gifts in their fullest capacity. After his initial call of God into the Gospel ministry, the time had come for the Lord to signify this calling with licensure. In October 2001, Reverend Carter was licensed into the Gospel ministry by the Rev. Hilda Covington, Pastor of Wayside Community Church in Burlington, N.J. Since then, Reverend Carter has been blessed to preach and minister in concert to the Body of Christ worldwide. This modern day “Samuel” has an ear in tune with the word of God and the whisper of His Holy Spirit, which enables him to effectively communicate to the Body of Christ. His style of preaching is as unique as he is, yet true to the word of God. 

This man of God, minister, singer, songwriter and conference speaker has many God-given accomplishments to his credit. He has been blessed to be the Praise and Worship Facilitator and Conference Speaker for the Summer Assembly of the General Baptist Convention of New Jersey for over six years. He served 8 1/2 years as the Christian Minister & Minister of Music at the First Baptist Church of Princeton, N.J., and has worked as the Youth Activities Coordinator at Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church, also in Princeton. Reverend Carter has also appeared on The Longwood Gardens TV special and in How To Get Away with Murder with Viola Davis.

An anointed singer and gifted entertainer, Reverend Carter has appeared with the renowned male ensemble, Three2Five, and Peter Nero & the Philly Pops for their Christmas concert, which was held in Philadelphia’s world-class Kimmel Center. He has also been blessed to minister in song for the Hampton Ministers’ Conference, held annually at Hampton University in Virginia.

In addition, Reverend Carter was blessed to put on a full concert at the Princeton University Art Museum on the campus of Princeton University. He also frequently performs in events held at the Arts Council of Princeton. In 2005, Reverend Carter recorded his first CD entitled All to Him (available on this site and at CDBaby.com).

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