Rev. Michael JS.Carter is originally from Baltimore, Maryland. He moved to New York
City in 1980 and lived there for 25 years, working as a professional
actor before moving to Asheville with his family.
Michael is an ordained Interfaith Minister and received his BA
Degree in Letters from the College of New Rochelle where he graduated cum laude. He
received his Masters In Divinity Degree from Union Theological Seminary in New
York City (class of 2000). He has served as a staff chaplain (Board Certified) at Lenox Hill
Hospital, Beth Israel Hospital, Beth Israel Cancer Center, Methodist Hospital, and New
York Hospital Queens while residing in New York City.
While serving various Unitarian Universalist Congregations in New York, Michael
was trained as an anti-racism trainer and has been recognized by President
Clinton for his efforts. Michael was also a weekly columnist for the Asheville Citizen Times.
Hospitals. He has served as a diversity consultant for The Grove Park Inn, Asheville City School Foundation, and The Asheville Buncombe Institute for Parody Achievement (ABIPA).
His Book Alien Scriptures: Extraterrestrials In The Holy Bible, is currently(as of March 2014) number one on Amazon.com’s list of UFO related books. Michael has also appeared on George Noory’s Coast To Coast radio show, and on George Noory’s TV show, “Beyond Belief” on Gaiam Television. He credits also include appearing on Academy Award winning actress, Shirley Maclaine’s radio show, as well as author, Whitley Strieber radio show, “Unknown Country.”
Rev. Carter is also a Reiki Energy Healer.
Michael now serves as minister for the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Swanannoa Valley.