Leach Chapel CME Church
Reverend Danny J. Carter
Rev. Danny Carter received his Local Preacher License on February 11, 2003. He was ordained as Deacon and Elder on October 4, 2003 and was subsequently assigned as the Pastor in charge of Miles Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Wynne, AR, where he served for six (6) years, from July 2003 to July 2009. He was admitted into Full Connection in the 2007 Arkansas Regional Annual Conference. He was appointed the Pastor in charge of the Beebe Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Wrightsville, AR, where he served since July 2009. During the 2010 General Conference, Pastor Carter was elected as a Member of the General Connectional Board, where he will represents the First Episcopal District for the 2010-2014 Quadrennium.
President - Little Rock District Board of Christian Education (1988 - 2003)
Chairman of the Steward Board (1998 - 2003)
Steward (1988 - 1998)
Adult Sunday School Teacher (1982 - 2003)
Young Adult Sunday School Teacher (1977 - 1982)
Lay Leader (1984 - 2003)
Marital Status: He is married to Jeanette for 43 years, and they are the proud parents of four children and seven grandchildren.
Work Experience: He retired from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) with over 41 years of federal service: 38 years with HUD and 3 years in the Marine Corp.
Military Service: He joined the U.S. Marine Corps in July 1967. Upon completion of Basic Training in December 1967, he was deployed to Vietnam where he served as an infantryman. He participated in many major battles including the 1968 Tet Offensive in the 'Battle for Hue City'. He was later wounded and received the Purple Heart in August of 1968. On May 28, 1970, he received an Honorable Discharge at the rank of Sergeant. In 1976, he later joined the United States Army Reserve, where he retired at the rank of Master Sergeant after 22 years.
Education: Arkansas Baptist College - Bachelor of Arts, Social Sciences; HUD West Training Academy - Certificate, Construction Analyst;
Harvard University - Certificate, Community; and Economic Development Toastmaster International - Certification, Able Toastmaster.