“Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.” - 1 Timothy 5:17
“The Exodus of one falling asleep is like an honorable discharge from a long warfare. The reward at the end of the road occurs when the traveler is welcome home. Today our family, our friends, and our ministry have been depending on God for our strength. Our source of strength comes from knowing that God never makes a mistake and that there is a time to be born and yet a time to depart. ”
An amazing and anointed gift from God, Bishop Rose Carter was born January 10, 1938, in Metter, Georgia to the late Thomas Culbeath and the late Mother Mamie Culbreath. At an early age, the family settled in Brunswick, Georgia. Bishop Carter was educated in the public schools of Glynn County. Her first job was at King and Prince Seafood.
In the late 60’s, Bishop Carter gave her life to Christ, when she joined a prayer band organized by then Evangelist Harry and Lottie Brown. At this time, Holy Band of Inspiration Deliverance Temple Incorporated was organized, and the trio traveled the nation to do the will of the Lord in healing and deliverance. For over 50 years, Bishop Rose Carter served in many capacities to assure that many souls were saved. Bishop Rose Carter received a Proclamation from the Mayor of Brunswick as one of the first women in the south to ever preach or become a pastor. Bishop Carter was the first to serve as Pastor of the Holy Band Church in Brooksville, FL. This occurred after running a revival in the city for months and drawing many men and women to Christ in tent revivals. Her life was ingrained with the doctrine of holy living and took to heart, Ecclesiastes 9:10 — “Whatever your hands do, do it with all your might,” Bishop Rose Carter served as the first executive secretary, where she managed the business affairs for the ministry. Over the years, Bishop Carter served the organization in the following capacities: Co -Founder, Vice President, Assistant Bishop, Administrative Bishop, Evangelist, Prophetess, Teacher and singer. In the 60’s and 70’s, Bishop Carter was the vocalist for the Crusade Team and would sing until the power of the Lord turned lives around. Bishop Rose Carter just loved helping others. She believed in going the full mile to do the Lord ’s work. There are many men and women that she birthed into the ministry and helped to nurture them into the calling that God had on their lives. She was truly a woman of God, that we will always admire. and honor. Bishop Carter has been a mother, granny, aunt, counselor, and motivator to everyone that has ever encountered her. Her favorite song, “When I see you, I see the Glory of God.” She was a strong Proverbs 31 Woman who taught truth, honesty, and perseverance. She was a bold solider that stood for what was right. Her life is a living testimony.
“To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord BISHOP ROSE CARTER ” (II Corinthians 5:8). Most people desire success in life, and they do it in various ways. However, for a true saint of God, the pinnacle of success is to hear the welcome voice of the Lord say, “WELL DONE “. On April 19, 2022, Bishop Rose Carter answered the summon from her Heavenly Father. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Mamie Culbreath; brother, Thomas Culbreath Jr.; sister, Elder Mary Jones; son, Nathaniel “Mann” Cohen; daughter, Jacquelyn Cohen; spiritual son, Emmanuel Turner; sister -in -law, Deloris Culbreath; and caretaker, Latoya Platt.
Left to cherish her memories and await the coming of Christ are: her devoted daughter and son -in -law, Dr. Iris (John) Wright of Brunswick. GA; spiritual brother and sister, Apostle Harry & Bishop Lottie Brown; daughter -in -law, Bertha Cohen; grandchildren, Derrick (Latasha) Williams, Jonathan (Samantha) Williams, Shantae Wright, Christopher Wright, John Paul Wright, Kawan Wright, Angela Dobson, Vanessa Bryant, Glynis Gilmore, and Krystal Dumlee; great grandchildren, Aaliyah Owens, Johnae Pierce, Johntae Pierce, and Samuel Williams; great - great grandchild, Kayden Melvin; nieces, special devoted niece, Carolyn Jones, Amanda Culbreath, Janice (Micheal) Herrington, and Earlene Allen; nephews, Demetrius Jones, Earl Allen, Jr.,Horace Jones Jr., Oscar Brown, Shawn Culbreath, Jerome Culbreath, Josh Richardson, Cemario Purdy; extended family in love, Beryl (Kenny) Hutchinson, Joyce (Warren) McClendon and Levoria (Daniel) Smith; spiritual son, Apostle Elect James (Michele) Lumsden II; devoted friends, Alice Hightower and Lorraine Chambliss; caretakers, Bertha Butler, Patricia Brice, Rose Sharpe, Margaret Medlock, and Sonya Porter; a host of family, friends, and loved ones who will forever cherish her memories.
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