Carter Conlon is senior pastor of Times Square Church in New York City, an interdenominational church with more than 8,000 people in attendance, representing more than 100 different nationalities. He joined the pastoral staff in 1994 at the invitation of founding pastor, David Wilkerson, author of the best-selling book The Cross and the Switchblade. He was appointed to the office of senior pastor in 2001.
In 1987, he left a successful 12-year career as a police officer to enter full-time ministry. He founded a church, a Christian school, and a food bank east of Ottawa, Canada. During those years, he also traveled throughout the country, speaking at various churches in need of encouragement.
Today, Pastor Carter continues to be a voice for God far beyond the pulpit of Times Square Church. Pastor Carter is invited to speak at numerous conferences each year including the Expect Church Leadership Conference, Conference Paris Pour Christ, Summer Fire Conference, in Cork, Ireland and the Family Research Council’s Watchmen on the Wall, in Washington DC. He has also traveled extensively around the world, preaching at outreaches in countries such as Burundi, Haiti, Argentina, Jamaica, Zambia and Nigeria—some meetings reaching an estimated 500,000 in attendance.
From 2009 to 2013 Pastor Carter did weekly radio spots on 1010 WINS, the nation’s longest-running all news station, and his sermons, interviews and call-ins have been featured regularly on Times Square Church’s TSC LIVE, a weekly radio broadcast on 570 WMCA.
A shepherd not only to the sheep, in 2010 Pastor Carter created “For Pastors Only” in response to multiple requests he received from ministers seeking spiritual mentoring. This online resource airs bi-weekly devotionals and is currently accessed by over 3,000 pastors worldwide. He is the author of several books including The 180 Degree Christian, Fear Not and Unshakable.
A long-time student of revival, Pastor Carter would have no greater joy than to see the Church of Jesus Christ walking in the fullness of strength and purpose which is available to all who long to glorify Him.
He and his wife, Teresa, have three children and four grandchildren.