Dr. Christopher C. Carter. Sr
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