Carter Conlon was born in 1953 and is a Canadian-born American pastor and author. He is mostly known for being the outgoing senior pastor of Times Square Church in New York.
Carter Conlon as a speaker at the Renewal event in Florida
Carter Conlon is one of the speakers at The Renewal event which is taking place on January 8th, 2022. It will be held in Florida.
Carter Conlon Early life.
Carter was born and raised in Noranda Quebec. He graduated from the Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario. This is where he received a bachelor’s degree in law and sociology.
In 1987 he left his 12-year career as a police officer to enter full-time ministry. He then went on to found a church, a Christian school, and a food bank in Riceville Canada.
He also owned and operated a sheep farm. When he decided to enter full-time ministry, he also traveled throughout the country to speak at various churches from Prince Edward Island to Alberta, to the Inuit people in the Arctic.
He joined the pastel staff of Times Square church in 1994 at the invitation of the founding pastor, David Wilkerson.
He was appointed to the office of senior pastor in 2001. Carter announced in February 2020 that he would be stepping down as senior pastor of Times Square Church. In order to focus on his radio ministry, speaking, and writing books. He and his wife, Teresa, have three children and eight grandchildren.
Conlon’s “World Wide Prayer Meeting”
Conlon launched the World Wide Prayer Meeting at Times Square Church in New York City in 2015. Every Tuesday night, thousands of Christians would gather to pray either in person or by participating through live streaming. The World Wide Prayer meeting has since received over 200,000 prayer requests and witnessed uncountable answers to prayer.
Colon traveled with a team of more than 200 people from Times Square Church to Zambia to hold evangelistic and humanitarian outreaches. After witnessing the plight of the children living on the streets there, he began to pray about ways to help. This led to the establishment of ChildCry in 2005. ChildCry currently provides more than 4000 meals a day for children in over 22 countries. Although, I must say that “ChildCry” seems like a weird name for a nonprofit organization.
About “The Renewal” event
This “not a political event” according to the press release, focuses on the renewal of the age-old American Covenant made with God.
The renewal is referred to as a day filled with heritage, history, faith, praise, and worship. There will be speakers from different fields like entertainment, military, politics, will speak about faith and God.
The importance of America’s Covenant with God will be discussed while the top singers will indulge in worship.
To spread the significance of the covenant, this event will be telecasted on national television. Also, a simulcast will be made available online for people to view.
Also, there will be a color guard marching band performing at the event. Earlier, on September 26, 2020, an event called The Return: National and Global Day of Prayer and Repentance happened. It was held in Washington made 250,000 people attend.
According to a biblical template, The Renewal is the next step after The Return. Kevin Jessip, President at Global Strategic Alliance inc. said, “The Renewal is about restoring our covenant with God,” adding, “It started with The Return with repentance, now we’re going through reconciliation and restoration, which is renewing the covenant we broke with Almighty God. In The Renewal, we are saying, ‘Lord, have mercy on us in the midst of the redemptive judgments happening.’”