Councilman Carter was born in Tampa, Fla., on McDill Air Force Base, where his father served in the U.S. Air Force. When he was 5years old, Councilman Carter and his family returned to his parents’ hometown of Bethany, where he grew up.
After graduating from Bethany High School, he followed in the footsteps of his father, uncle and grandfather and entered the service, joining the U.S. Army. An automobile accident led to opioid addiction and eventual discharge from the service, beginning a dark period in his life.
Years later, when after he met his wife, Amy, they began their journey together attending church, accepting Christ as their Savior and growing their own family. After losing Amy’s sister and brother-in-law to opioid overdoses just four months apart, they adopted their niece, completing their family of seven.
Motivated by their own redemption from opioid addiction, they began to build ministries and conduct outreach, opening doors of opportunity to help others find and fulfill their God-given purpose.
Now more than 20 years later, the Carters are in their 11th year as residents of Ward 1, operating a flourishing coffee business, and still serving the community. In keeping with the family mission to change lives in Oklahoma City, Councilman Carter continues to serve on the boards of various ministries working in partnerships to support local charities.
Councilman Carter's business experience in growing a coffee supply company from the ground up, working in the insurance industry and in a wide network of partnerships with local businesses, restaurants and non-profits across the metro area has provided him with an understanding of regulatory and policy issues. Most importantly, Councilman Carter recognizes thriving businesses and industries as the backbone of any community and must be supported by policies promoting freedom and opportunity. Although their business was considered "essential" during the spring 2020 shutdown, many of their customers were not. They experienced first-hand the devastating effects of forced shutdowns and know many Oklahomans cannot survive another.
Oklahomans are known for their resilience, ingenuity and creativity — character traits that have helped the Carters grow their business and their community.
October 5th, 2023 | 30 mins 54 secs
bradley carter, brian robinson, coffee, councilman carter, g4c.coffee, grounds4compassion, haiti, real faith stories
God's timing, unexpected dreams, and unwavering faith transformed Bradley from a broken man to a man on a mission. This is a story of redemption, purpose, and the incredible work that can happen when surrendering to God's plan.