Bishop BobbyBishop McCarter is the founder of Taking the Kingdom Ministries and he pastors two of Mississippi’s most thriving churches: Charity Mission Full Gospel Baptist Church and Fairview Full Gospel Baptist Church, both located in Crawford, Mississippi. The vision is Seeking the Father, Saving the Lost, and Striving for Excellence. This is a progressively growing ministry located in rural Mississippi, “An Oasis in the Desert.” 

The population of Crawford is approximately 700, yet they have over 1,500 church members. Some of the members travel to Charity Mission/Fairview FGBC from as far as 150 miles one-way. This ministry is proof that if He said it, He will do it; if He spoke it, it will come to pass (Numbers 23: 19). 

Bishop McCarter can be seen preaching on his Taking the Kingdom broadcast which airs on Sunday mornings for one hour on WCBI television station which covers 721,000 people in North Mississippi and Northwest Alabama. Sunday morning worship and Wednesday night Bible Study can be viewed via live-streaming. 

He is also co-owner, along with Overseer Timothy F. Bourne and Pastor DeMario Jefferson, of WTWG 1050 AM radio station in Columbus, MS since 2016. WTWG is the only African-American owned and operated radio station in Columbus, MS.  WTWG has a listening audience that covers a 30-mile radius and is in the process of being converted to a FM station. 

He is currently the State Bishop of Mississippi for the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International under the leadership of his Pastor & Founder, Bishop Paul S. Morton, Sr. and International Presiding Bishop Joseph W. Walker, III. 

Bishop McCarter wrote his first book titled: Trailblazer: Pressing Through the Pain to Reach the Promise in 2016. 

Bishop McCarter and his wife, First Lady Julia McCarter, have six children, eleven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.