Our Staff

Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.

Dr. Christopher C. Carter. Sr

Dr. Christopher C. Carter. Sr

Owner/Business Manager

Dr. Christopher C. Carter is a native of Newport News, Virginia. He was reared in Hampton, Virginia and educated in the Hampton Public School System.

Dr. Carter was called into the Gospel Ministry in 1993. He served as an Associate Minister at First Morning Star Baptist Church in Gloucester, Virginia.

He is currently the Pastor of New Hope Baptist Church, where his ministry has flourished for 28 years. His innovative, charismatic, and dynamic teaching/leadership has culminated in New Hope Baptist Church’s growth in membership and spiritual enhancement.His extraordinary musical talents are showcased in the soul-stirring vocal renditions he exemplifies through his singing.

Under God’s vision and direction, Pastor Carter and the New Hope Baptist Church family embarked a new journey; and on February 9, 2002, land was dedicated on Big Bethel Road in Hampton, Virginia.

The New Hope Baptist Church Family launched out to build a new edifice that would bring glory and honor to our Lord and Savior as well as accommodate the expansion of the church.

On May 8, 2004, the groundbreaking ceremony was held for our new church building. Our initial service was held in the new church on July 30, 2006.

Dr. Carter is well known in the Hampton-Newport News communities for his civic involvements and service.

In June 1997, Pastor Carter received the Pastor of the Month award from Murray's Steaks, Inc. for his leadership and service to the community; in 1998, the Hampton City Council appointed him to the City of Hampton Parking Authority. And as recent as September, 2016 they appointed him to the Hampton Planning Commission.

For his outstanding leadership in the ministry and to the community, Pastor Carter received an honorary Doctorate of Divinity degree from the Norfolk Seminary and College in April 2002.

Dr. Carter holds an Associate Degree, in Public Administration with an emphasis in Human Services from Thomas Nelson Community College.

A Bachelor of Arts Degree, in Multi-Disciplinary Studies from Liberty University and a Master of Arts Degree in Management and Leadership, From Liberty University .

Dr. Carter has also been a guest lecturer at Strayer University and Thomas Nelson Community.

As one who is always ready to render service and commitment at home and abroad,Dr. Carter have been in Funeral service for over twenty years. Dr. Carter serves on many boards and community action committees, he is also a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. Kappa Iota Iota.( Fort Eustis Service Chapter).and the Virginia Peninsula Chapter of 100 Hundred Black Men Of America, Virginia Peninsula  Chamber of Commerce and he also served as former Chairman of the City of Hampton's Planning Commission, And is also a member of the Aberdeen gardens historic and civic association.  

In February 2022. Dr. Carter. received the Humanitarian Award, from Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities, for his work in the community.  

A formidable and outstanding undertaking has been accomplished, in becoming the Co-Owner with his wife Anita,  of the  C.C. Carter Funeral Home, Inc.

His personal commitment is to minister, comfort, and offer services with the ultimate professionalism and dignity as only Pastor C.C. Carter and staff can provide to bereaved families.

Dr. Carter is married to the former Anita R. Burley of Newport News, Virginia; They have one son Christopher C. Carter JR.(CJ).and they reside in Hampton, Virginia 


Anita R. Carter

Anita R. Carter

Owner/Licensed Funeral Director/Manager.

Elder Anita R. Carter is a native of Newport News, Virginia. She is a 1987 graduate of Menchville High School in Newport News, Virginia.

She holds a BS degree in Psychology from Christopher Newport University and a MS degree in Administration with a concentration in Health Services from Central Michigan University.

Elder Carter is married to Dr. Christopher C. Sr.of Hampton, Virginia and they Have one son Christopher C. Carter Jr. (CJ). and they currently reside in Hampton, Virginia.

Elder Carter  was formerly employed at Hampton/Newport News Community Services Board as a Program Manager with Adult Mental Health Case Management and as a Mentor to troubled youth.

She now works at the funeral Home where she is the co-owner and a licensed funeral director and  is a 2018  Graduate of America MacAllister Institute of Funeral Service. New York. She works side by side with her husband in Ministry at New Hope Baptist Church in Hampton, Virginia.

Elder Carter enjoys enriching the lives of people she comes in contact with by imparting the word of God in their lives. She is currently an active member of the Hampton Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. And The Hampton Chapter of the Links.  Elder Carter's favorite scripture is Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me

Telephone: 1-757-245-4391


Carl Chandler

Carl Chandler

Support Staff

Mr. Carl Chandler. Support Staff 


Jefferey Birdsong

Jefferey Birdsong

Support Staff



Sallie Carter

Sallie Carter

Support Staff/ Cosmetologist



Shanita Eure

Shanita Eure

Support Staff



Support Staff

Support Staff

Derrick Bailey



Support Staff

Support Staff

Connie Pryor



Support Staff

Support Staff

Vickie Jones



Cosmetologist/Support Staff

Cosmetologist/Support Staff

Anita Sturgis



Tommy Bennett

Tommy Bennett

Support Staff



Michael Robinson

Michael Robinson

Chief Embalmer & Licensed Funeral Director



Rev. Harvey Cooke

Support Staff



Mr. Nate Barnes

Support Staff



Mr. Terry Jackson

Support Staff



Mrs. Connie Watford- Matthews

Support Staff



Mrs. Suzanne Braxton- Fullwood

Mrs. Suzanne Braxton- Fullwood

Licenses apprentice



Rev. Bradley Holmes

Support Staff



Mr. Tylis Jackson

Support Staff



Mr. R.D. Jenkins Sr.,

Mr. R.D. Jenkins Sr.,

Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer.



Min. Jamar Melvin

Support Staff/ Full time



Mr. Tony Peterson

Support Staff



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