The "Message in the Middle" series continues in 2013-2014 with powerful messages of hope and inspiration from leaders from across the country. Set in the middle of the day, in the middle of the week, "Message in the Middle" is designed to offer encouragement and motivation for staff, students and faculty at Dillard University.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - Rev. Jennifer L. Carner
Rev. Carner was born in 1983 to Pastor and Mrs. J.W. Carner and she served in ministry with him for several years. Under his leadership, she was licensed in August of 2000 at the Holly Grove Baptist Church. Rev. Carner later ministered for several years at the Greater Travelers Rest Baptist Church in Decatur, GA where E. Dewey Smith, Jr. is Pastor/Teacher. She was ordained under Pastor Smith’s leadership in 2008. Rev. Carner currently serves at The Bible-Based Fellowship Church in Tampa, FL, where Rev. Anthony White is the Senior Pastor. She serves at Bible-Based Fellowship Church, as Pastor of Children, Youth, and Young Adults. Rev. Carner continues to share her ministries of teaching, preaching and music to facilitate change in the lives of children, youth, and adults. Rev. Carner has participated in several youth and young adult conferences as a facilitator and conference leader. She has preached up and down the East coast and has even made her way to London in the United Kingdom where she studied abroad for one semester.
Rev. Carner has a passion for studying Theology and exploring the biblical text for meaning and centering the self in a self-centered age. She graduated from Mercer University in Macon, GA, with a Bachelors degree in Christianity and a minor in Business Administration. Rev. Carner is also a graduate of the Candler School of Theology at Emory University where she received a Masters of Divinity. She has aspirations to pursue her PhD in Religion and Society. Rev. Carner currently serves as adjunct theology professor for Barry University’s ACE program in Tampa, FL. She teaches various topics in Theology and Epistemology.
One of the most striking characteristics about Rev. Carner is her desire to bring out the best in others. She seeks to be an encouragement to all those around her. Rev. Carner continues to live out the words of the first song she learned to sing, “I’m just a nobody trying to tell everybody about somebody who can save anybody.”