Lin Carter, Minister of Christian Education and Outreach – Lin grew up in the small town of Pageland, South Carolina. He and his wife, Tonya, met as undergraduates while he was at NC State and she was at Meredith College. They have three children, Joshua, Catherine, and Caleb. Lin earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and a Master of Adult Education from NCSU. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Gardner-Webb University. He has served churches across North Carolina in various capacities, including pastoring The Church at Weddington until 2004 when he came to First Baptist. Lin enjoys reading, sports and volunteering with local non-profits.