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John Carter

John Carter


Ph.D., University of Illinois (1972)
M.A. Educ. Psychology, University of Illinois (1970)
B.A., San Jose University, U.S.A. (1969)
B.S. Pastoral Theology, Bethany University (1967)

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Teaching Areas: Education & Leadership

Ministerial Background
Prior to entering full-time ministry as a missionary in 1978, John’s varied career included teaching in the school of Education at Syracuse University and working as a Research Psychologist for the U.S. Navy in San Diego. In the mid-1970’s he directed a training project for Educational Radio and TV of Iran and assisted with the missionary program for the Assemblies of God and Iranian Bible School.
Sensing a leading of God to apply his abilities in education in missionary ministry, John accepted a missionary appointment to the International Correspondence Institute (now Global University of the Assemblies of God) in 1978. Upon completing this assignment in 1982, he returned to California where he joined the faculty of Southern California College (now Vanguard University). The Carters returned to full-time missionary service in 1985, serving with ICI until 1991 when they came to APTS where John served as Academic Dean from 1991 to 1996 and President from 1996 to 2004.
In 2005, they accepted an assignment to lead the Asia Pacific Education Office (APEO), which provides assistance to more than 100 Bible Schools of the Asia Pacific Region. In February, 2007 the Carters moved to Sydney, Australia as a base of operation for their APEO ministry and also to assist Southern Cross College (now Alphacrucis College) the Assemblies of God National School for Australia in their development to become a Christian University.
John continues to serve as a non-resident faculty member of APTS and in 2006 was named President Emeritus.  In 2012, he was elected Chairman of the APTS Board.  He is also Chairman of the Board of the World Alliance for Pentecostal Theological Education (WAPTE) which is affiliated with the Pentecostal World Fellowship.
Areas of Research Interest, Writings and Teachings
John has published numerous articles in the field of education and spoken at national and international conferences of educators in the U.S., Europe and Asia.He authored the undergraduate and graduate study guides in Educational Psychology for Global University.
His teaching interests involve the application of psychological principles to the design and implementations of learning systems of various kinds, and the development of ministry leaders. He teaches Leadership, College Teaching, Educational Psychology and Curriculum Development.
Family and Personal Interests
John and Bea Carter have been married for 50 years. They have two children, four grandchildren and one great grandchild. Now retired from full-time missionary service, John enjoys teaching for APTS and other schools as a visiting lecturer and consulting on Bible school development. He also likes scuba diving and recreational travel.
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