Tony Carter

Tony Carter serves as the Lead Pastor of East Point Church. Tony is married to his beloved, Adriane Carter, and their marriage has bore the fruit of five wonderful children. Holler at him on Twitter: @eastpc

Are You Preaching Christ?

Tony Carter takes a look at true Christ-centered preaching and it compares it to what the world may call good preaching — that which elevates self, prosperity, and motivation. He exhorts us to simply preach Christ crucified as Philip did in Acts 8.

Clarity, Conviction, and Commitment in Church Planting

Over six years ago a handful of men, women, and children embarked on the journey that is East Point Church. We had a desire in our hearts for a new … Continue reading

The Burden of the Pastor

The pastor has a burden.  It is unlike anything felt by anyone else in the local church. Even in the context where the biblical prescription for a plurality of elders … Continue reading

“Where Are the Elders?”

Much has been made of Jamaal Bryant’s recent sermon, in which he encouraged all the men in the audience to say, “These hoes ain’t loyal.” On the porch, we’re concerned with the larger question statements like this present.

She Survived Boko Haram: “Be Quiet or Be Killed”

Deborah Peters, a 15-year-old Nigerian girl, shares a powerful testimony.

Interview With Tim Byrd, Missionary to South Africa

One of the joys I have, as pastor in a local church, is being able to encourage and support local and foreign missions. If the local church is doing anything, … Continue reading

WOW: Women of the Word

I was born and raised in First Baptist Church of Woodland Park.  It was a small, unassuming, country church. Most of the pastors who served there lived in the city, … Continue reading

Less Celebrity, More Community

Atlanta, like most cities, is plastered with billboards. Among those most prominent are ones promoting such Atlanta-based iconic brands as Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, and Chick-Fil-A.  Amidst these familiar corporate brands, … Continue reading

Keeping Black Christians at Arm’s Length

I am always encouraged by the many black Christians I see and hear about embracing and rejoicing in the truths of Reformed theology. Seemingly in all segments of the church, … Continue reading

The Black Church at a Crossroads

Is the “black church” at a crossroads? Dr. Alton D. Pollard III, Dean and Professor of Ethics and Religion at Howard University School of Divinity, thinks it is.  In a … Continue reading

Sunday Best

One of the more popular shows on BET (Black Entertainment Television) is the gospel music talent show Sunday Best. Hosted by gospel music legend Kirk Franklin, the show airs on … Continue reading

Biblical Womanhood (Podcast)

Discussing how a local Black church’s female pastor recently married another woman, Thabiti said, “the culture’s confusion regarding gender, sexuality, and sex seems to know no limits,” in a recent … Continue reading