Worship leader, recording artist & songwriter Carter Anderson was born in Kentucky and raised in southern Maryland. He discovered his love for music and singing at an early age, and first sang at his original home church Brown Memorial AME Church at the age of 13. This opportunity to minister to family and friends set in motion Carter’s draw to gospel music and the word of God.
Carter began writing and recording songs for his initial secular album release, “Not The Last Gentleman”, in 1997, and worked with many emerging producers, including Terry Lewis and Elise Perry. However, an Amateur Night win at the world-famous Apollo Theatre in 2001 inspired him to finish the album and release it in 2005. Although the album is secular in nature, Carter used this opportunity to relate topics used in the songs he wrote to positive aspects of love as he believed God intended it.
While finishing the album, he became a choir member and worship leader at Prince George’s Community Presbyterian Church in 2004, under senior pastor Rev. Dr. Edward P. Harding, Jr. This opportunity further solidified Carter’s love for ministry and his desire to be used by God to further His kingdom using his vocal gift.
Carter has used the power and of his voice to perform the United States National Anthem for many organizations, including the U.S. Postal Service, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the Washington Nationals.
Carter fully submits to God in order to allow his talent to be used not only to uplift God’s people, but to inspire people to take action to align themselves with God and allow Him to use them as examples of His grace.