John Carter (b. 1930) of Columbus, OH, served as an Editor for the Hope Publishing Company from 1981 to 1995. Since then he has served the company as an Emeritus Editor.
Director of Music at University Baptist Church, just adjacent to the Ohio State University campus in Columbus, he has also directed theatrical productions in the Columbus area.
Mr. Carter received his B.M. from Trinity University in San Antonio and an M.M. from Peabody College in Nashville, TN. He has published several hundred choral and keyboard compositions. His chief text collaborator is his wife, Mary Kay Beall, who serves as a non-resident Editor for the Hope Publishing Company. The Hope catalog currently lists 15 choral collections and cantatas from Mr. Carter, as well as 100 octavos and 17 instrumental folios. Two more keyboard books are planned for this year.