Jesus is the answer
"Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,
knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward.
You are serving the Lord Christ."
Colossians 3:23-24

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In a world of many labels Ben desires to be known first as a disciple of Jesus Christ. He desires to be know as a disciples who is growing in grace and knowledge of His Lord (II Peter 3.18). He also welcomes the label of husband to Amy and seeks to follow Christ's example of "self sacrificing" love.
Ben and Amy have been married since 2003. Another very important label that defines Ben's desires is "daddy." He seeks to raise Anzlee, Zekiel, and Hazel Beth to be, the God called adults God has created them to be. Those three relationships provide continual reminders that he is not sufficient in himself and needs to daily cry out to Christ for loving well.
The Psalmist put it well in Ps. 16:2 "I say to the Lord, You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you." As a pastor Ben wants to encourage fellow Christ followers to grow in grace and knowledge, live in the reality of who they are because of who Jesus is, and renew their minds with God's truth daily. Christ is sufficient!

Interim Associate Pastor

Joel H. Carter was licensed to the ministry by First Baptist Church Opelika, Alabama, March 1989 and ordained to the ministry by First Baptist Church Booneville, Mississippi, October 1993. He is married to Tamara Anne Gray Carter and have three children: Michael, Jere, and Stephen.
Education: Bachelor of Science in Education, Recreation and Sports Management, Auburn University; Master of Arts in Religious Education, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Ministerial Service: Joel has held many titles, including Chief Operating Officer, The Care Group, Inc., Student Ministry Consulting, Minister of Family Life, Student Ministry Specialist, LifeWay Christian Resources, FAITH Clinic Coordinator, Student Minister, and Minister to Students and Recreation.

Office Manager

Donna McGarity has been working as the Carrville Baptist Church Office Manager since 2000. She has been married to her husband Brent for 24 years, with three children and five grandchildren - and a Jack-Rat named Libby. A longtime resident of the local area, Donna attended Reeltown High School and Southern Union Junior College. "I feel God has led me to this position and it is more of a ministry than a job," Donna says. "I enjoy working with people and seeing to their needs." Donna attends Calvary Baptist Church in Tallassee.