Rick Carter - President

Graduate of Theology - Baptist Bible College
Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts in Christian Education - Freedom University

Doctor of Philosophy - Faith Baptist Bible College

Doctor of Divinity - Baptist Bible College

Dr. Carter served in Springfield, Missouri, as the Executive Vice President of Baptist Bible College for four years.  Prior to his tenure at the college, Dr. Carter served as the pastor of Bible Baptist Church in Gulfport, Mississippi, for 21 years.  He also planted the New Testament Baptist Church in Pascagoula, Mississippi, and has served as an Associate Pastor, a Youth Pastor, Children’s Church Director and Bus Director.

Dr. Carter served as lead Pastor of Canyon Creek Baptist Church, Richardson, Texas, for 10 years.  Dr. Carter became Pastor of Bible Baptist Church in Gulfport, Mississippi in July of 2012.

He is a native of Alabama, where he was saved in a Sunday evening church service on March 14, 1965. He has been married to Shannon (Thomas) for 40 + years. The Carters have three children and ten grandchildren.

Neal Weaver - Chancellor

Bachelor of Arts, Master of Theology, Doctor of Theology – Eastern Baptist Institute
Doctor of Ministry – Baptist Christian University
Doctor of Philosophy – Holy Trinity Seminary

Beginning in 1961, Dr. Weaver pastored three churches over the next twenty-five years, the longest pastorate being in Cincinnati, Ohio. In the early 1980’s as president of Christian Schools of Ohio, he was instrumental in the rewriting of Ohio’s state minimum standards for all Christian schools. In 1984-88, as president of the Gospel Music Network of Dallas, Texas, he built the network from a mere six stations operating in one state into 120 stations throughout 20 states.


Since 1992, he has served as president of Louisiana Baptist University. During that time the university has grown from 100 students to over 1,000 in over 40 states and 20 foreign countries. As president of LBU he has spoken in some of the largest universities and churches in the world. He has twice spoken before the Korean Parliament and appeared on Korean national television. He has authored numerous articles and two books.