About Terrell

Author and community activist Terrell Carter
Terrell Carter

I am a pastor, professor, artist, and writer. I have exhibited my artwork throughout the U.S. and abroad. You can find some of my writings at Word and Way,  Faithfully Magazine, and Patheos.

I have written multiple academic/sociology and ministry oriented books. The academic/sociology books are:

10 Commandments for Good Negroes: What It Means to be Black and Christian in America

Police on a Pedestal: Responsible Policing in a Culture of Worship

Healing Racial Divides: Finding Strength in Our Diversity

Walking the Blue Line: A Police Officer Turned Community Activist Provides Solutions to the Racial Divide

The Lord Gave Me This: Understanding Historic Leadership Development Practices of the Black Church to Prepare Tomorrow’s Leaders

The ministry books are:

Learning To Be the Church in a New World: Recognizing and Overcoming the Challenges to Organized Faith in the 21st Century

Machiavellian Ministry: What Faith-Filled Leaders Can Learn from a Faithless Politician

Leadership in Black and White: Practical Suggestions for the Church to Become a Healing Presence Within Divided Communities.

I have earned undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate degrees in Biblical studies and organizational leadership, arts management and leadership, and theology. Most recently, I completed a Doctor of Ministry degree.

I currently serve full-time in higher education administration. I previously served as Assistant Professor and Director of Contextualized Learning for a seminary located in the midwest.

I also serve as consultant and coaching associate for community engagement and organizational effectiveness for nonprofit and for-profit organizations through Pinnacle Leadership Associates. I specialize in addressing, understanding and resolving racial challenges experienced within faith communities, human relations, improving police-citizen interactions, community engagement, and am proficient in multiple other areas.

In addition to learning about me through this website, you can follow me on Twitter or Instagram @tcarterstl.