For Christopher Carter, calling, upbringing, scholarship and vocation intersect in his research on how the Black church, religion and food come together in community. Growing up poor, every meal was a form a sacrament for which he gave thanks. He translated that experience into a research focus, as well as a pastoral mission in historically poor Compton, California. Christopher ministers a church that provides meals to the hungry – not as a way to grow the church, rather as an offering dedicated to making the whole community more beautiful and healthy. Christopher credits FTE with providing critical support for students who feel a vocational call, enabling them to extend the will and mission of Jesus throughout the world.
“ I think it’s important for people to be passionate about what they do…to flourish in their call. ”