December 16, 1976, when Lorenzo Carter was called into the ministry,
he answered God’s call with sincerity and conviction. Presently,
he is the devoted pastor of the Center Ridge Baptist Church, Inc.
in Shubuta, MS; a position he has held since 1980. He is also the
executive director of the New Beginnings Fellowship Center, Inc.
which was established in 1999 as a facility dedicated to the empowering
of the family through education, economics, and recreational activities.
He is also the founder of Good News Gospel Today Ministries
Broadcast; a weekly television broadcast ministering to people in
Lauderdale County, MS and surrounding areas.
Pastor Carter is a Licensed Clinical Mental Therapist and is certified
in Crisis Intervention. He is a member of the National Council in
Family Relations and has served as keynote speaker and host of several
conferences pertaining to marriage and family, singles, men empowerment,
and youth activities. He has served passionately and selflessly
as a mentor in the Quitman School District.
Pastor Carter works diligently to reach people in all walks of life.
He not only serves the members of his congregation, but he also
reaches out to others through many outreach ministries. The Christian
Resource Publication Department, which produces, promotes, and distributes
CDs, and DVDs, handles numerous requests for Pastor Carter’s
uplifting and motivating sermons.
Pastor Carter is a dedicated, innovative, creative Christian leader
who does not hesitate to “step outside the box” to reach
the lost, the suffering, the bereaved, and the downhearted. He has
the God-given ability to establish immediate rapport with people
of all ages and in all situations. No matter how bleak a situation
may appear, he approaches it with Godly love and compassion, ingenuity,
A staunch family man, he is married to Cathy McGrew Carter. This
union was blessed with three daughters; Carvan (Albert) Breaizel,
Candace, and Cassie Carter. They are the proud grandparents of granddaughter