Bishop Ken Carter to Preach on "Day 1"

August 16, 2023

The Rev. Dr. Kenneth H. Carter, Jr., resident bishop of the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church and bishop in residence at Duke University Divinity School, is the featured preacher Sept. 10 on “Day 1” with host Peter Wallace, the nationally broadcast ecumenical radio program also accessible online at and by podcast.

 “A Generous Orthodoxy for the Healing of the Church” is based on Matthew 18:15-20, a passage in which Jesus gives his disciples instructions for dealing with sin and division in the church. “Imagine the great things God might accomplish if we discovered an orthodoxy in service of the healing, and not dividing, of our bodies, that is, our churches,” he says.

As bishop of the Western North Carolina Conference, Carter gives pastoral and administrative leadership to over 1000 congregations, fresh expressions of church, campus ministries, and outreach initiatives in an episcopal area that stretches across the 44 western counties of the state. He served earlier as bishop of the Florida Conference and as district superintendent of the Smoky Mountain district in the Western North Carolina Conference. He also served as a pastor for 28 years in North Carolina. Carter earned degrees from Columbus College in Georgia, Duke Divinity School, and the University of Virginia. He earned a D. Min. from Princeton Theological Seminary.

The programs include interviews with Carter conducted by Wallace, who is also executive producer.

“Day 1” has been broadcast every week for more than 78 years, formerly as “The Protestant Hour.” Featuring outstanding preachers from the mainline denominations, “Day 1” is currently distributed to 200 radio stations across America and overseas, and the “Day1 Weekly Program” is on all podcast apps. The program is produced by the Alliance for Christian Media, based in Atlanta, Ga. "Day 1"® is registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office by the Alliance for Christian Media, Inc. For more information, check the program’s website,

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