Concord Pastor Bryan Carter Delivers Stirring Message of Hope at Methodist Charlton's Pastor Appreciation Luncheon

pastor speakingThe Rev. Bryan L. Carter, senior pastor at Concord Church of Dallas, delivered a stirring message of hope as the keynote speaker for this year’s Pastor Appreciation Luncheon at Methodist Charlton Medical Center. Each year Methodist Charlton hosts this inspiring and elegant event to honor and show appreciation for pastors and ministry leaders’ dedicated service and commitment to patients, families, and the community.

In addition to Carter, other event participants included the Rev. Renee Fowler Hornbuckle, PhD, senior pastor, Destiny Pointe Christian Center in Arlington; Todrick Johnson, CEO, Epitome Magazine; Lancaster Mayor Marcus Knight; National Recording Artist Kertrina Dauway, aka, Lady Diamond; and Chris Howell with Chris Howell Communications, LLC, as emcee. Previous guest speakers for this event include James Robison; Rickie G. Rush, DD; the Rev. Tony Evans, ThD; Clara M. Reed, DMin; district superintendent, North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church; and Bishop T. D. Jakes, DMin.

Rev. Carter has served as Senior Pastor of Concord Church since October 2003. He succeeded the church's founder, the late Dr. E. K. Bailey. God has given Rev. Carter a vibrant vision for Concord to be a church that makes a difference. Concord's mission statement is: 'To know God and to make him known to others'. Rev. Carter has received numerous honors for the impact of his leadership and Concord in the Dallas community. Building on a great foundation, God has continued to nurture and develop Rev. Carter's leadership and the ministries of Concord by providing over 3,000 new members to the church in the last six years. Twenty percent of their growth has been new believers.

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Guided by the founding principles of life, learning, and compassion, Methodist Health System (Methodist) provides quality, integrated care to improve and save the lives of individuals and families throughout North Texas. Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Methodist Charlton Medical Center, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, Methodist Richardson Medical Center, and Methodist Family Health Centers are part of the nonprofit Methodist Health System, which is affiliated by covenant with the North Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church. Additional information is available at Connect with them through Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

Lynette Wilkinson, APR