Pastor James A. Carter Jr.


Pastor James Alexander Carter Jr.

Loving Pastor of Lincoln Park Community Baptist Church

Pastor James A. Carter Jr. was born February 20, 1952 at Fort Benning in Columbus, Georgia. He is the eldest son of James A. and Mary A. Carter. When Pastor Carter Jr.  was 17 months old, his father and mother moved the family to Columbus, Ohio where he would work and serve for the greater portion of his life.

Pastor Carter Jr. was one of the few black youngsters of his day who was endowed with both athletic and academic abilities, which would establish the framework for his leadership style and temperance. Even as a child, he was keenly aware of his surroundings neighborhood and the plight of Black Americans. Influenced by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and Adam Clayton Powell Jr., Pastor Carter Jr. spent much of his adolescent life in the literary discourse of these Black patriarchs.

Pastor James Carter Jr. attended Georgetown College in Georgetown, Kentucky for two years and graduated from Trinity Theological Seminary in Indiana while working a full-time job at General Motors and serving in the pulpit under the leadership of the Reverend Dr. Andy Lewter at the Oakley Full Gospel Baptist Church in Columbus, Ohio.

In February of 1994, Pastor James Carter Jr. went to work with his father, Pastor James Carter Sr. at Lincoln Park Community Baptist Church. On January 13, 2002 Pastor James Carter Jr. upon the retirement of his father became the Senior Pastor of Lincoln Park. In his 23 years of service to the Lincoln Park Community, Pastor Carter Jr. served the disenfranchised populous of the community drawing hundreds of people to Christ and the membership of the church.

If ever there was a godly leader, Pastor James A. Carter Jr. embodies such. His life has had a tremendous impact on the church and local community. He has led people from the street corner to the pulpit, through the hospital room and the courtroom. As one member so eloquently stated, “he was more than a pastor, he is a hero.”

Pastor James Carter Jr. is predeceased by paternal and maternal grandparents. Pastor James Carter Jr. is survived by his beautiful and devoted wife Dawn, his loving daughters Tamara Clark and Traci Maia Cox, and sons Jason and Joshua Cox. His father Pastor James A. Carter Sr. and his mother Mary A. Carter. His three brothers, Ronnie, Larry and Frank. His grandchildren Kaisen Clark and Chanel Cox. His son-in-law Alvin Lloyd, special family friend Anita Dawson and his beloved pet “Buster” as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, other family members and unforgettable friends.

His life as a son, brother, husband, father and friend speak volumes of his servanthood of life, his commitment to ministry and his call to the faith. He was truly a hero.

Family will receive friends Sunday October 22, 2017 from 5-7pm at Lincoln Park Community Baptist Church 975 E. Markison Ave. 

The family will also receive friends Monday October 23, 2017 at Oakley Full Gospel Baptist Church at 10:00am followed by The Celebration of Life Service at 11:00am.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Pastor James Carter’s family and church family has my deepest condolences and prayers. I loved Pastor Carter and is little nuggets of wisdom he imparted on us at Corinthian every time he came to preach. He was a clever and wise man. We will miss him deeply.
    Praying God’s comfort and peace during this time of sorrow.

  2. Pastor: Marvin & Gwen Newman

    To Dawn, Pastor James Carter Sr. & Mother Carter & family, Once again God has summon home one of his children. We will miss our Brother and friend a true man of God devoted to his calling in Christ Jesus, It been said that he was more than a Pastor “he was a hero, We pray that the Spirt of comfort be with you at this time. For Jesus has said “Well done, thou good and faithful servant: James Carter Jr. thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the you of thy lord. Our prayers are with you always.

  3. To the Carter family, you have my condolences in the loss of your dear loved one. When Lazarus died, Jesus told his disciples that he was going to awaken him (John 11:11). What did he mean? Jesus knew that death is a deep sleep state in which the dead are awaiting the promised resurrection (Acts 24:15). May you have faith in God’s future promise that James will live again!

  4. Rosetta StClair

    To the Carter Family
    From the St.Clair Family
    We have known the Carter Family all of our lives who strongly believe in the Lord. Our Condolence will remain with you forever. We love you all and praying for the strength
    you will need thru the days ahead. God’s Blessing

  5. Pastor Carter was a great man of God and he will be truly missed. My God comfort you all and give you the peace that you need at this time of sorrow. May you know that he is resting in peace with no more pain. I will keep the family in Prayer. You all have my deepest sympathy. Love to you all and God Bless.

  6. My thoughts and Prayers going out to the Carter family, James was a straight forward, honest, and family loving brother. I enjoyed working and playing ball with him…his spirit and laughter will be truly missed.

  7. RIP Pastor Carter you were a phenomenal speaker. May the love and comfort of the Holy Spirit be with your family.

  8. My dearest Sister and niece’s and nephews my heart is truly heavy right now after hearing about the passing of My Godbrother whom I love as My Big brother. I really don’t know exactly what to say at a time like this except that I’m truly sorry for the loss of our love one may God bless and comfort you thru the day’s to come and thru all the day’s and nights to come after. I love you and will keep you in my prayers as always.

  9. Cousin Lisa (FL)

    Family, May the Love and Peace of God’s Grace comfort you during this very difficult time.

  10. Phyllis Kennedy Brown

    Dawn, As God forever lives in your heart, so lives James! My prayer is for God’s strength to those left behind that all continue onward and I rejoice with James, who made it in to dance before the Lord Jesus Christ!

  11. Pastor Carter was truly a blessed man of God and he will be truly missed. I always enjoyed the times that Corinthian and Lincoln Park worshipped and fellowshipped together. May the peace that God gives, bless, comfort, strengthen and keep his family, loved ones and friends during this time of sorrow.

  12. Bobby & Brenda Hill

    To the Carter family. We send our prayers and deepest sympathy. I, Bobby, will always have memories of our days at General Motors and how our friendship, as brothers together, continued on for many years. We will miss him dearly. May God’s Love comfort you during this time of sorrow.

  13. Pastor Robert O. E. Keyes

    Pastor Robert O. E. Keyes and the Refuge Church family extend our deepest heartfelt condolences to First Lady Carter, family, and the family members of Lincoln Park Community Baptist Church.
    Losing someone we love is nothing easy, but knowing that you have been able to be a part of the life of Pastor James A. Carter Jr, you can realize that each of you are blessed to have been able to share his life before he went to rest in eternal salvation.
    After the tears have dried and the good-byes have been said, all you have to hold onto are the memories that will keep him alive in your hearts and minds.
    We pray that God’s love will enfold you during this time and help heal your heartache. Words in the book of I Peters 5:6-7 reads: “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that He may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.”
    May our God bless and comfort you during this time; stay strong and know that the family is remembered in our thoughts and prayers.

  14. Paris & Sherry Gore

    Our heartfelt prayers and condolences to the family of “Jimmy” (Pastor James Carter Jr). Jimmy was not only part of our General Motors family…he was also a friend. Rest In Heaven, my brother in Christ. ❤☝

  15. To the family of Pastor Carter,May God bless you all. He was a super phenomenal Paster, Sir May you rest in God’s hands

  16. Toni Hayes-Carter

    To the Carter family, you have my deepest sympathies. Hold on to the memories and he shall always be alive in your heart and mind . May God continue to bless and keep you.

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