Bill Carter blends his work as a jazz composer and his calling as a Presbyterian pastor. Working the dotted line between sacred and secular, he preaches sermons each week at First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, and makes music with jazz musicians throughout the northeast. A graduate of Binghamton University (SUNY) and Princeton Theological Seminary, he has taught jazz piano and composition at the university level for over twenty years. Over the course of his career, he has made music with Phil Woods, Dave Brubeck, Bobby McFerrin, and David Liebman, among many others. He is the author of eleven books and composer/performer of eleven CDs, and travels widely as a speaker, teacher, workshop leader, and jazz pianist.