Founder/Pastor Keith D. Carter
Pastor Keith Carter is founder of Grace Fellowship Community Church (GFCC).
He started his ministry at Galilee Baptist Church. He moved on to Pastor Abundant Life Christian Center in Louisville, Kentucky at the age of twenty-two. From there he went on to Minister at Church of the Living God where he served as teacher of Bible Studies which lead to his Field Ministry. He traveled various churches and taught the word of God to many congregations throughout Kentucky, Ohio, Illinois, Florida and Tennessee. Following this he was called to serve as the first Pastor of Resurrection Morning Church in Georgetown, Indiana. His love for field ministry did not cease, it was during this time that he was afforded the opportunity to travel to Dominican Republic to preach the gospel. Upon returning from this mission Pastor Carter returned to start St. Mary's Missionary Church (SMMC) in New Albany, IN. During his tenure with SMMC he has traveled to Peru where he performed great miracles. He continues to support a minister in Peru providing monthly funds which has lead to better transportation through the jungles of Peru to more quickly spread the Gospel. He served the congregation at St. Mary Missionary Church for over twelve years. As of 2014, he has lead the congregation to our new campus located at 826 Meigs Avenue, Jeffersonville, IN which is newly named as Grace Fellowship Community Church.
First Lady Laquetta Carter
Having grown up in the church, First Lady Laquetta Carter attended Church of the Living God temple 45, Bishop Luke C. Nichols on Madison street in Louisville, Kentucky. The oldest of 2 girls, she accepted her call to Christ at the age of 10. As God would see fit, her future husband taught his first bible study in that very church and had moved to start his ministry just a few years prior.
Lady Carter is a graduate of Doss High school, Western Kentucky University, University of Louisville, and Bellarmine University earning her highest degree as an Educational Specialist in Instructional Leadership and Administration. She is currently a school administrator in Jefferson County Public Schools.
Lady Carter believes the scripture James 1:21-22 is the scripture that got her through college. 21 Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. 22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. It helped her stay focused and to be a doer of the word.
Being a doer of the word, Lady Carter presented her body as a living sacrifice when she demonstrated against a local hate group in 2002. This led her to deliver her first sermon and receive international recognition. Laquetta had a tree planted in Israel because of her bravery during the demonstration. Other recognitions include Martin Luther King Adult Leadership Award, Award of Excellence Proclamation of Jefferson County Commissioners, Delahanty-Shobe Tucker Humanitarian Award, and displayed in the Underground Railroad Freedom Center in “Everyday Freedom Heroes” exhibit. Despite this she speaks of her nervousness when delivering the word for the very first time.
In December 2003, Laquetta was invited to attend St. Mary’s Missionary Church, in New Albany, Indiana, Pastor Keith D. Carter. It was during that service that Laquetta knew she found her new church home. It was a few years later that Pastor Carter found a romantic interest in Lady Carter. They married in July of 2009.
Our Vision is to guide the lost and lead them to Christ through the uncompromised Word of God. By following the example of Christ we exhibit Gods love, faithfulness and tender mercy to the Church and Community. Our love will draw them, the Word will empower them and our outreach will enhance their lives.
Having been led, as we know by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior and on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of Jesus, by the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, we do now in His presence of God and the assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another as one body in Christ.
We engage, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this church in knowledge, Holiness, and comfort; to promote ordinances, discipline, and doctrines; to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the gospel through all nations.
We also engage to maintain family and secret devotions; to religiously educate our children; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances; to walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, and avoid all tattling, backbiting; and excessive anger; to abstain from the sale of, and use of destructive drugs or intoxicating drink as a beverage; to advance the kingdom of our Savior.
We further engage to watch over one another in brotherly love; to remember one another in prayer; to aid one another in sickness and distress; to be courtesy in speech, to be slow to take offence, but always ready for reconciliation, and mindful of the rules of our Savior to secure it without delay.
We moreover engage that when we remove from this place we will, as soon as possible, unite with some other church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s Word.