Carters Chapel was organized in 1947. We actually started out as a group of
diverse individuals meeting in homes for weekly prayer meetings. The group soon
grew large enough to require a larger facility than was available in their
living rooms. Mr. Joseph Henry Carter, of Wyatt Avenue prepared his barn for the
meetings. Walls of the stalls were removed and benches and chairs were placed on
the sawdust floor. There was no heat other than the spirit of the lord. The
group soon received a property donation from Mary and Jerry McGuire and began
construction of a new church.
Over time, the church acquired the rear property for parking and the house next
door to serve as an annex. With the mind to grow, our Church continues to
expand. During 2002 the Church added a multipurpose facility to the annex
improving the kitchen, restrooms and the Sunday Schools rooms.
is our desire to worship god in truth and sprit, serve him and win others to
Christ. We are a family oriented church comprised of all ages and backgrounds
and encourage you to become a part of our family.
worship and activities are directed to God and for his glory. Faith in God and
prayer to God through Jesus Christ are promoted and practiced. We encourage
everyone to read Godís word and seek Godís will in their lives.
Preaching and Prayer
Gospel of Jesus Christ is preached every Sunday morning and evening. In
addition, we hold revivals in the spring and fall of the year. An integral part
of our worship is prayer. Each person is encouraged to pray daily and for one
church supports foreign missions within the denomination. In addition, Home
missions are an emphasis as the church regularly reaches out within our
community The Katherine Ockerman Missionary Circle (KOMC) is comprised of
mission minded women supporting foreign and home missions. The Brotherhood is
comprised of men and boys. It is referred to as ďMen in MissionsĒ or ďMen in
ActionĒ. The youth of our church meet regularly promoting fellowship and
church believes in building strong relationships and promoting the fellowship of
believers. Each month the church celebrates birthdays and anniversaries with a
Sunday evening meal. Also, throughout the year various opportunities to
fellowship as a church are organized.
There are Sunday School Classes for all ages. Vacation Bible School meets
during the summer.
encourage all to tell others of your salvation experience and how God has
blessed your life. Frequently we have services devoted entirely to singing,
praising and testifying of Godís goodness in our lives. You are more than
welcome to raise your hands to the lord, say Amen or Shout His glory!
Our Statements of Faith
believe that there is only one true, living and eternal God and that the Godhead
is revealed as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
believe that the Holy Scriptures are the Old and New Testament; the inspired and
infallible Word of God and therein is found the only reliable guide of Christian
faith and conduct.
believe that God created man in His own image to bring Him honor through
obedience, and that when man disobeyed; he became a fallen and sinful creature,
unable to save himself. We believe that infants are in the covenant of Godís
grace and that all persons become accountable to God when they reach a state of
believe that Salvation (regeneration, sanctification, justification and
redemption) had been provided for all mankind through the redemptive work (life,
death, resurrection, ascension, and intercessions) of Jesus Christ, and that
this Salvation can be received only through repentance toward God and faith
toward our Lord Jesus Christ.
Assurance and Endurance
believe that those who abide in Christ have the assurance of salvation.
However, we believe that the Christian retains his freedom of choice; therefore,
it is possible for him to turn away from God and be finally lost.
believe that Christians should live faithfully by serving in and through the
local church, praying diligently, witnessing earnestly, practicing tolerance,
showing loving kindness giving as God prospers, and conducting themselves in
such a way as to bring glory to God.
believe that the Church Universal is the body of Christ, the fellowship of all
believers, and that its members have been called out from the world to come
under the dominion and the authority of Christ, its head. We believe that a
local church is a fellowship of Christians, a part of the Body of Christ,
voluntarily banded together for worship, nurture, and service.
believe that Baptism and the Lordís Supper are ordinances instituted by Christ
to be observed by Christians only. We also believe that the Biblical mode of
baptism is immersion and that participation in the Lordís Supper should be open
to all Christians, (Note: Several associations and local churches recognize feet
washing as an ordinance. We believe that this should be left to individual and
that neither the practice nor the non-practice of it should be any bar to
fellowship, either in the church, the local Association, the Presbytery, or the
The Lordís Day
believe in the sanctity of the Lordís Day, the first day of the week, and that
this day ought to be observed by worshipping God, Witnessing for Christ, and
ministering to the needs of humanity. We believe that secular work on Sunday
should be limited to cases of necessity or mercy.
believe in the personal return of Jesus Christ, and the bodily resurrection of
the dead. We believe that God will judge all mankind by Jesus Christ: that He
will reward the righteous with eternal life in heaven, and that He will banish
the unrighteous to everlasting punishment in hell.