John Carter (evangelist)

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John Carter is a Seventh-day Adventist Christian evangelist known especially for his work in Russia. His presentation is known as the "Carter Report", and he is a somewhat known figure within the Adventist church. He is married to Beverley L. Carter.


John Carter was born in Australia. He ran a mission in Melbourne in 1980.[1] In 1989, the Carter Report television studio in Newbury Park, California was dedicated.[2]

Work in Communist Countries[edit]

A 1990 crusade was attended by thousands of people.[3] In 1991 a small mission was held in Moscow, the capital of the formerly Communist country of Russia. 100 people were baptized and joined the church. In 1992, 2500 were baptized in an outreach in the city of Nizhny Novgorod.[4][5] Meetings there in the following year brought in 1200 people to the Adventist church.[6] Another series in 1994 saw 8000 conversions to Christianity.[7] Later, 1300 joined the Adventist church through his work.[8] In 1995, he ran meetings in Ukraine's capital Kiev.[9] 52,000 attended,[10] and 2819 joined the Adventist church.[11] There were city officials that harassed attenders at that evangelistic meeting.[12]

Other Outreach Work[edit]

A Los Angeles, California campaign in 1999 saw 100 people join the church.[13] In 1998, the former First Secretary of the local Communist Party of the Nizhny Novgorod was converted through Carter's ministry.[14][15][16] Another series in Ukraine in 2001 was attended by 25,000 at its opening.[17]

The Carter Report[edit]

In 1996, the Carter Report won two Silver Angel Awards from Excellence In Media.[18] The Tenth Carter Report occurred in 2002.[19]

See also[edit]


  • John Carter: The Authorised Biography by Phil Ward (Victoria, Australia: Signs, 2006); ISBN 1-876010-97-5[20]
  1. ^ "John Carter Melbourne mission" by Margaretha Eales. Australasian Record v85 (24 March 1980), p7
  2. ^ "Carter report television studio dedicated in Newbury Park". Pacific Union Recorder v89 (4 September 1989), p17–18
  3. ^ "Carter Report crusade attracts thousands" by James O. Cunnington. Pacific Union Recorder v90 (18 June 1990), p10–11
  4. ^ "Russian evangelist seeks bigger vision" by Reg Brown. Record 22 November 2008, p9
  5. ^ ?"Southern California evangelist shares Christ in former Communist stronghold" by Marilyn Fagal Thomsen. Pacific Union Recorder v92 (7 September 1992), p4–5
  6. ^ "Carter Report meetings in Russia add 1,200 new members". Pacific Union Recorder v93 (15 November 1993), p17
  7. ^ "8000 for Christ". Record v99 (9 July 1994), p8
  8. ^ "1,300 join church following Carter meetings in Russian city". Pacific Union Recorder v94 (5 September 1994), p18
  9. ^ "A new Pentecost — a report of the Kiev campaign" by Beverley Carter. Pacific Union Recorder v96 (1 January 1996), p6–7
  10. ^ "Fifty-two thousand attend Kiev campaign". Messenger v100 (22 September 1995), p2
  11. ^ "2819 baptised during Carter report". Record v100 (9 September 1995), p5
  12. ^ "Ukrainian officials harass Adventist evangelistic meetings". Adventist Review v172 (24 August 1995), p6
  13. ^ "Los Angeles campaign gains 100 new believers" by Mark A. Kellner. Adventist Review v176 (15 July 1999), p18–19
  14. ^ "Former first secretary of the Community party takes a leap from atheism to Adventism Archived 2011-05-22 at the Wayback Machine." (DjVu). Ministry v71 (May 1998), p27
  15. ^ "First secretary of Community Party baptized in Russia" by Susie Kerekes. Pacific Union Recorder v98 (6 April 1998), p19
  16. ^ "Former communist baptised". Record v103 (21 March 1998), p5
  17. ^ "25,000 attend opening of Ukraine series". Adventist Review v178 (28 June 2001), p19
  18. ^ "Carter Report video wins two Silver Angel Awards". Pacific Union Recorder 96 (1 April 1996), p12. See also "Adventist media and musicians win 14 Angel Awards" on p9
  19. ^ "Tenth Carter Report results in baptisms" by Kellie Hancock. Record v107 (10 August 2002), p4
  20. ^ "Carter biography launched in South Queensland" by Lee Dunstan and Adele Nash. Record 111 (28 October 2006), p3

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