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"Seek Ye the Lord while

He may be found..."

- Isaiah 55:6


Our Pastor

Pastor Bruce Carter


Pastor Bruce Carter, is a life resident of Rockford, Illinois and shares his testimony of Grace, Mercy and Love from our Heavenly Father through his 26 years of preaching and his current service as Pastor of Gethsemane Christian Church, Rockford IL.


Pastor Carter is a loving and exemplary man of God, which is reflected in his marriage of 31 years, three children, two sons-in-law, and five grandchildren. His devotion to God, and his family is a supreme example of faith, love, and integrity. He is an avid scholar of the Bible, a student of Hebrew and Greek Languages, and Retired Professional. Pastor Carter attended Christian Life Bible College in Mount Prospect, IL to broaden his theologian knowledge for preaching the Gospel and leading the flock of God. Through his studies, Pastor Carter has formulated several counseling and Christian courses of study which he freely delivers to local parishioners.


Pastor Carter is the founder of B. Carter Ministries residing as President/CEO of a Christian faith company designed to empower humanity through spiritual guidance from the Holy Word of God. He is a community activist, volunteering and spreading the Gospel of Jesus through several missionary venues, serving as a member of the clergy for the Winnebago County Jail ministry, Volunteer preacher for The Carpenter’s Place, and Praise and Worship leader at Amberwood Senior Residence Home. He is the founder of “The Word of The Day” a conference call ministry which attracted Christians from over 7 states nationally and provinces of China as listeners. Carter has been featured in the Rockford Register Star, as an “Inspiring” man of God and served as Co-host on “Happy Times” Christian Radio Show, SOAR RADIO. Pastor Carter is the co-founder of Students Seeking Success, and non-for-profit Christian based educational tutoring service for school age students. He has been selected as Invocation Speakers for local Awards and Sponsor Ceremonies. Carter has traveled our nation performing Christian ceremonials and delivering prolific teaching and preaching messages and was honored during the Grammy Award Winner, Yolanda Adams Rockford Christian praise concert for his community service to the Rockford region.


Pastor Carter has a passion for Christian centered marriage and God’s purpose for the family unit. His commitment to counseling families both in marriage and training youth in the ministry of Jesus Christ is indicative of his calling to preach, train, and teach, for the edification of the Saints and for the full work of the ministry in Christ.


He believes and frequently quotes Proverbs 3:5-6; “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and he shall direct thy paths.” .