Meet Pastor William Carpenter
Reverend William Carpenter graduated from Wesley Theological Seminary with a Master's of Theological Studies 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 on Sunday mornings for the 9am Traditional Service.
Pastor 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. Pastor William taught vocal music in the public schools for several years. As a performer, he worked with various local and regional companies performing opera and musical theater for over 25 years.
Pastor William heard the call of Jesus 14 years ago and prior to coming to Wesley, he served as Worship Leader and Lay Leader for his 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.
In addition to working within the local church, William is hoping to combine his musical experience with his desire to work for social justice and to live out his calling in the service of Jesus and the church.