Meet Pastor William Carpenter
Rev. William Carpenter graduated from Wesley Theological Seminary with a Master of Theological Studies degree in 2017. He was Commissioned as a Provisional Deacon in the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church in 2020, having transferred from the Florida Annual Conference in 2017. Pastor William serves as the Pastoral Care and Community Engagement Pastor for our church, as well as preaching at our Saturday evening Contemporary and Sunday morning Traditional Worship Services.
William is a passionate advocate for justice and currently serves as the Chair for the Baltimore-Washington Conference’s Racial Justice Team.
In addition to his justice activities, William is committed to community engagement and believes that reaching out to our neighbors is one of the best, most faithful ways we, as disciples, have in serving as the hands and feet of Jesus.
William considers himself a citizen of the entire United States, having been born in Wisconsin, raised in Texas, spent 13 years in the Seattle area, and 10 years in Florida before coming to this area. A trained musician, he holds an undergraduate degree in music education and has graduate level training from the University of Washington at Seattle in Vocal Performance. William taught vocal music in the public schools for many years. As a performer, he worked with numerous local and regional companies performing opera and musical theater for over 25 years.
Pastor William heard the call of Jesus 18 years ago and prior to coming to Wesley, he served as Worship Leader and Lay Leader for his former home church in Florida. He also served for 4 years as Lay Delegate from the Northeast District to the Florida Annual Conference’s yearly conference event.
William currently lives in the Adamstown, MD with his wife Kathryn.