Ministry Team

Grace Baptist is a mission congregation serving Carroll County. Our ministers are here to help our community in any way we can. Please learn a little about us on this page, and contact us to learn more about us and about what we are doing to minister to Carroll County, Arkansas.

Pastor R. Carter Pearce
Pastor Carter Pearce grew up in a missionary family. His father, Roger Pearce, served as a BMA missionary to Tacoma, WA and Columbia, TN. Carter graduated from Russellville High School in Russellville, AR. After high school, Carter enrolled in Central Baptist College where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Bible with Emphasis in Missions. He furthered his education by earning a Master of Arts degree in Theological Studies from the BMA Theological Seminary and a Master of Divinity degree in Church Ministry from Liberty Baptist Seminary. Due to the amount of marriage counseling Carter was doing as a Chaplain in the Arkansas Army National Guard, he enrolled in Liberty University and earned a Master of Arts degree in Human Services with a Marriage and Family Specialization.
Carter has served as pastor of 3 other churches and as youth pastor of 2 churches. He also served almost 10 years as a Chaplain in the Arkansas Army National Guard, with deployments to Kosovo and Guatemala. 
Carter married Kristen in 2002, and they have 3 children: Gabriel, Caleb, and Ethan.
The Pearce family moved to Carroll County in 2012 when Carter became the first full-time chaplain for the Tyson Foods Complex in Berryville and Green Forest. Carter now serves as the Training Specialist for the Tyson plant in Berryville.
Carter is bi-lingual, speaking English and Spanish and has a true passion for reaching people with the gospel of Jesus Christ.,