Former OCU President Honored for 50 Years of Service

Doug and Winnie Carter

Doug Carter, former president of Ohio Christian University, was recently recognized for 50 years of service with OCU, World Gospel Mission (Indiana), and EQUIP Leadership, Inc. (Georgia).

Carter and his wife, Winnie, served as WGM missionaries among Native Americans in Arizona for over 16 years. In 1980, he became president of OCU (then Circleville Bible College). He served in that capacity for nine years, helping to prepare men and women for Christian service. The Carters returned to WGM in 1989 as vice president.

In 1996, Carter became senior vice president at EQUIP, a nonprofit ministry in Georgia that specializes in developing effective Christian leaders. In 2012, Carter was inducted into the inaugural class of EQUIP’s Leadership Hall of Fame.

“We were challenged by close Christian mentors to discover God’s purpose for our lives. Because of them, we abandoned a quest for earthly success and committed to lives that would have eternal significance. When we tasted significance, we realized that success would never satisfy!”

Carter sits on the boards of WGM, Taylor County Camp Meeting (Georgia), and several other organizations. He is the author of Big Picture People and Raising More Than Money. The Carters live in Georgia and are the parents of three children and four grandchildren.


About Ohio Christian University

OCU, founded in 1948 and one of the fastest growing universities in the nation, is committed to offering a complete education that develops students intellectually, professionally, and spiritually. OCU offers degree programs for traditional undergraduate students, graduate students, and adult and online students. Additionally, the Trailblazer Academy allows high school students to complete college classes. All programs are designed to equip students to become leaders in their careers, communities, families, and the world.

About World Gospel Mission

WGM, headquartered in Marion, Indiana, partners with individuals, groups, and churches worldwide to make disciples of Christ and to encourage believers to become missions-active Christians. Through ministries that reach out to the whole person—physically and spiritually—WGM seeks to transform communities and countries for Christ.