Bishop Ken Carter is Resident Bishop of the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church and Immediate Past President of the Council of Bishops of the United Methodist Church. Along with the Cabinet, he gives pastoral and administrative leadership to almost 800 congregations, fresh expressions of church, campus ministries, and outreach initiatives in an episcopal area that stretches from Tallahassee and Jacksonville to Miami and the Keys.
Ken is the author of ten books, most recently Embracing the Wideness: The Shared Convictions of United Methodists (Abingdon Press, 2018). He came to the Florida Conference in 2012 following a ministry of almost thirty years in Western North Carolina. Bishop Carter has participated in LFM’s mentoring ministry at The Bellfry and is a long-term personal friend of Leighton’s.