Carter Wood gave his life to Christ at the age of 3 years old. It was in his early adolescence he said yes to a call from God for ministry and entered into full time ministry in 1981. The genesis of his ministry was birthed in music and worship where he lead in conferences, camps, and church services. He is passionate about the manifest presence of God and says, “Worship and prayer are the first and foremost ministries in a believer’s life. What others see in us is an expression of what we find in the secret place with Him.”
In his 35 years of ministry, Carter has served as Youth Pastor, Evangelist, Worship Leader, Associate Pastor and Senior Pastor. Through the years he has developed a unique prophetic and sometimes humorous style of ministry. In 2003 during an impartation service, Randy Clark prayed for Carter which started a series of events that changed his life and ministry to this day. His passion is to see revival in the nations and believers equipped and empowered in service for Christ (Ephesians 4:12-13). He longs to see every believer walk in the power of the Holy Spirit and participate in the Kingdom of God’s activity on the earth (John 14:12-14, Mark 16:15-18). He says, “When the Church knows and walks in her true identity, revival and reformation will follow.”
Carter is the founder and president of Vertical Call International and Vertical Call Church where he serves as its Senior Leader. Carter has established training schools to equip students in supernatural ministry and the arts, and to walk in a supernatural “Kingdom” lifestyle as a “normal” way of life. (John 14:12). Revelation, impartation, and activation are three core values of Carter's ministry.
As an aspiring artist, author (the book is a work in progress), musician and revivalist, Carter has given his life to see the “kingdoms of this earth become the kingdom of our God...” (Revelation 11:15)