MEET THE IBF LEADERSHIP TEAM
PASTOR JEFFREY A. CARTER
Pastor Jeffrey A. Carter was born on April 15, 1981, in Chattanooga, Tennessee to Evangelist Ed Carter and Shirley Carter. Jeff made a profession of faith at the age of 5 and at the age of 17 after some years of doubt got the matter of his salvation settled and got his heart right with the Lord.
Pastor Carter was called to preach shortly thereafter. He graduated from Tennessee Temple University with a degree in youth ministries in 2003 and then graduated from Temple Baptist Seminary with a Master of Ministry in Pastoral studies in 2007.
Before becoming a pastor, Brother Jeff ministered in the areas of bus ministry, children's church, youth ministry, prison ministry and then as an evangelist with Death Unto Life Ministries.
Pastor Carter married his lovely wife Danielle (Dennis) on June 11, 2016. On July 17, 2016, after being the interim pastor for over 6 months, Pastor Carter was voted in as the Senior Pastor of Grace Baptist Tabernacle in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Pastor Carter was there at the very first IBF meeting as a little boy and has attended the meetings ever since that time. He and his wife Danielle have three children (Josiah, Judah, and Jairus).
PASTOR DWAYNE JOHNSON
IBF 1ST VICE MODERATOR
Dwaine Johnson was born on one of the not so well-known islands, Eleuthra, Bahamas. His birth though normal but his health abnormal, doctors had informed his mother that they did not expect him to survive and to expect death. But God has the last word, and his will always over rules man's. With a sickly childhood and God's favor, he grew and survived.
Throughout his younger years, even before salvation, there was something in the back of his mind that his life must have a greater purpose. On April 19th, 1983, he came to faith in salvation. One year later he was heading to Bible College in America. He now knew what that greater purpose was. Pastor Johnson got his formal Bible training at Landmark Baptist College, located in Haines City Florida. It was there he received more formal training and pruning through the years, 1984 - 1988, before launching into the pastorate.
After graduating college, the following year in 1989, he was led to start what is now the Berean Baptist Church located in Daytona Beach Florida, where he is the senior pastor. Pastor Johnson and his wife, Gaynell have been married for almost 30 years, she along with their three children, Dwaine Jr, Caleb and Candace have been very instrumental in working in the ministry. To God be the Glory!
PASTOR SHAWN MOORE
IBF 2ND VICE MODERATOR
Pastor Shawn Moore was born and raised in Saginaw, MI. Shawn accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior through God using the ministry of First Baptist Church of Bridgeport, MI at the young age of nine years old. He attended their Christian School until he got himself kicked out in his twelfth-grade year. Shawn turned from God to a life of sin until 1998 when he made the decision to turn back to God.
In 1999, he moved from Saginaw, MI to Kansas City, MO where he attended Bannister Road Baptist Church and earned his Bachelor of Biblical Studies degree in May of 2003. After graduation, he moved back to Saginaw to be the youth pastor of Bible Baptist Church for three years and served as lead Pastor of that church for six years.
In 2010, Shawn married his beautiful god-fearing wife and they relocated back to Kansas City, MO in 2012, where he has been serving as the assistant to Dr. Dwight Scott. Shawn and his wife Jennifer have three beautiful children. In 2023, he graduated from Carver Baptist Bible College and Seminary with a Master of Christian Ministry Degree. Every move that Shawn makes is a calculated move to position himself to tell more people about Jesus (John 3:30).
REV. JAMES SANDERS
Pastor James Sanders was born in the small rural town of Hughes, Arkansas. He graduated high school and joined the Marine Corps. It was while he was stationed on the island of Okinawa on March 5th, 1976 he accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at the Maranatha Baptist Church and learned that he could never lose his salvation. Pastor Sanders became committed to studying and teaching God's word with the desire to prevent many from experiencing the same spiritual downfall he had. Six months later, after reading the Bible through and much church involvement he surrendered to the call of God to preach the gospel.
He sent a gospel track to his high school sweet heart and she accepted Christ. Two weeks after returning from Okinawa they were married on February 26th, 1977. That same year he was discharged from the Marines and entered Tennessee Temple University in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Bible in May of 1981. He continued his education through God's divine provision and graduated from Temple Baptist Theological Seminary in May of 1988 with a Master of Divinity with a proficiency in Old Testament Theology.
After graduating college, he helped organized the New Sholar Avenue Baptist Church which he pastored for sixteen years. In June of 1996 he was lead of the Lord and moved to Kansas City, Missouri and became the Minister of Education at the Bannister Road Baptist Church with Pastor Dwight E. Scott. After leaving the Bannister Road Baptist Church, he founded and organized the Grandview Independent Baptist Church which he pastored for 12 years.
Through the miraculous healing of God, he recovered from a major stroke in January of 2013 and resigned from the pastorate and has organized the Agape Love Printing Ministry. It is through this ministry he has published a teaching series outline of the Book of Romans entitled "Empowered for Heaven and Earth." He has also developed an outline survey series study through the Bible entitled "The Approved Workman" (not published) along with some other books of the bible outline series with prayerfully many more to come. This ministry has allowed for the development of discipleship materials called "Partners in Faith a One with One Ministry." Through this ministry he is desiring to teach and train churches to teach and train new converts in "The Five Essentials of Christian Living."
Pastor Sanders and his wife Loretta have been married for forty-one years. They have three daughters and seven grandchildren.