Rick Carter Jr. Ph.D. began in full time ministry in 1994 starting a church in Oberlin Kansas. In 1999 he took a short break to get his education at Beth Haven Baptist Seminary, ultimately receiving his Doctorate in Biblical Counseling. He is currently the pastor of Beth Haven Baptist Church in Oklahoma City. Dr. Carter is the author of the H.O.P.E. International Addictions Program, and president of the Beth Haven Baptist Seminary. His great concern is helping people through the application of the Word of God in Biblical counsel. He firmly believes 2 Peter 1:3 is true when it says that God has given us all things that pertain to life and godliness. This is the passion that drives him to write books, with the goal of reaching beyond the doors of his local church, to impact the lives of as many people as possible.