Minister for Pastoral Care

Rev. Evelyn Speed

Rev. Morris Henson

Minister to Men


Rev. Dr. Carrington Darrell Carter

        Rev. Dr. Carrington D. Carter, the last living of four brothers, was born on September 7, 1957 in Baltimore, Md., to the late Mrs. Lina Mae Everett and the late Mr. Elbert C. Carter. 

        Rev. Carter is a graduate of the Baltimore City Public Schools. He furthered his education by earning the Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Morgan State University in May, 1978, and  is a member of Phi Sigma Tau Honor Society in Philosophy. In May, 1982, he earned the Master of Divinity degree from Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC, with a double major in Old Testament studies and Systematic Theology. On May 20, 1995, Rev. Carter earned the Doctor of Ministry degree as a Samuel D. Proctor-Charles E. Booth Fellow at United Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio, with a focus in Biblical Preaching, New Testament, and Black Church studies. He is the author of his 204 page Doctoral Dissertation,The Pentecost Narrative in the Book of Acts As a Foundation for Christian Discipleship in the Local African Methodist Episcopal Church (Copyright, 1995). 

        Rev. Carter was converted in 1970 and was called to preach and entered the Christian Ministry in April, 1974 out of Allen A.M.E. Church, Baltimore, Md. In April, 1977, Rev. Carter was ordained an Itinerant Deacon and in April, 1978, was ordained an Itinerant Elder, both in the Washington Annual Conference of the A.M.E. Church. Also, at the 1978 session of the Washington Annual Conference, Rev. Carter was appointed Pastor to his first Church. 

        From April, 1978 to June, 1984, Rev. Carter was appointed Pastor of Four (4) Churches in the Washington Conference: Metropolitan A.M.E., Cumberland, Md. and Dickerson A.M.E. Church, Frostburg, Md; Ebenezer A.M.E. Church, Georgetown, Wash., D.C; and St. Stephens A.M.E. Church, Elkridge, Md. 

        In June, 1984, Rev. Carter was transferred to the Western North Carolina Annual Conference and appointed to Dickerson Chapel A.M.E. Church, Hillsborough (1984-1986); St. Paul A.M.E. Church, Chapel Hill (1986-1990); and St. James A.M.E. Church, Winston-Salem (1990-1997). On June 1, 1997, at the setting of the Western North Carolina Annual Conference, Rev. Carter was transferred to the Washington Annual Conference and appointed the Pastor of Seaton Memorial A.M.E. Church, Lanham, Md. (1997-2001) and St. Paul A.M.E. Church, Washington, D.C. (2001-2008). At the 58th session of the Washington Annual Conference on April 12, 2008, Rev. Carter was  appointed the Pastor of Mt. Moriah AME Church, Annapolis, Md. 

       Over the course of his ministry in the local church and community, Rev. Carter has served in the following past positions: a former Hospital Chaplain (clinical pastoral care training) at Sibley Memorial Hospital, Washington, D.C.; a 1980 graduate of the National Capitol Semester for Seminarians Program in "The Church and National Public Policy;" a former Executive-Secretary of the Allegheny County (Md.) Branch N.A.A.C.P.; former Statistical Secretary of the Washington Conference; former Director of Christian Education and former Chief Secretary to the Western North Carolina Annual Conference; Delegate to the 1992, 1996,  2004, and 2012 A.M.E. Church General Conferences; a former faculty member at Winston-Salem State University, teaching  in The Emerging Scholars Freshmen Honors Program; A.M.E. Delegate to the North Carolina Council of Churches; Western North Carolina Conference Trustee; member of the Board of Examiners, Ministerial Efficiency Committee, and Finance Committee of the Western North Carolina Conference; Treasurer for the Western Presiding Elder's District (Western North Carolina Conference); Commissioner on the Winston-Salem, North Carolina Human Relations Commission (2 years); and Recording Secretary for The AME Ministerial Alliance of Washington, D.C.; and member of the 2nd District Theological Scholarship Committee. 

         At present, he is a Ministerial Delegate to the 2016 AME Church General Conference in Philadelphia, Pa.; member of the Washington Conference Board of Examiners; instructor in Theology to 1st year A.M.E. Ministerial students, and member of the Finance Committee; a member of the Dissertation Examining Committee of Doctoral students at United Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio. 

         Rev. Carrington & Mrs. Vernadine Carter, First Lady of Mt. Moriah, have been married 35 years, and are the proud parents of Byron Andrew Carter (28 yrs.), Brittany Tekoa Carter (26 yrs.).