Zach Carter is a Christian, husband, Pastor to Students at Cedar Creek Baptist Church, and Research Fellow for the Commonweal Project.


He grew up LDS, became agnostic, and became a Christian at age seventeen.

His journey to Christianity was an unexpected one. He watched Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code and began to question the problem Christians had with it. From there, two friends patiently shared the gospel with him.

A few months into his investigation, his friends presented him with a Bible which had been signed by dozens of people who had been praying for him to see the truth. It wasn’t for another three weeks before he cracked the cover and read the short, meaningful signatures from all of those people. Overwhelmed with love, Zach resigned his resistance to the gospel and decided to listen. Two weeks later, he decided to follow Christ.

Gradually, he began to see the truth of scripture and felt a call to vocational ministry. Zach completed a Bachelor’s in Christian Ministry from Leavell College and a Master of Divinity at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Far from perfect, he is daily being conformed into the image of Christ.