Pastor Carter Conlon
Carter Conlon is the General Overseer of Times Square Church, Inc. in Manhattan. He joined the pastoral staff as associate pastor in 1994 at the invitation of founding pastor David Wilkerson author of the book The Cross and the Switchblade, and was senior pastor from 2001 to 2020. Times Square Church is an interdenominational church with over 10,000 people in attendance, representing over 100 different nationalities. Times Square Church also recently welcomed 900+ home satellite fellowships worldwide as it continues to expand its reach.
From the very beginning, Conlon's heart has always demonstrated a passion for prayer. On one occasion, God prompted Conlon to call together the churches of New York City to congregate for one hour of prayer on the streets of Manhattan.
His one-minute devotional, It's Time to Pray, continues to be featured on 1010 WINS, the nation's most listened to all-news station. In addition, these segments are syndicated on over 320 Christian radio outlets across the nation. Conlon’s tireless energy to get the message out has opened the way for a new weekly, half-hour radio program, A Call to the Nation. This program is carried by radio outlets throughout the country and continues to grow.
Conlon has authored several books, which include The 180-Degree Christian; Fear Not; Unshakable; and his autobiographical book, It’s Time to Pray. Published in 2018, It's Time to Pray, is a powerful teaching on the power of prayer, compellingly illustrated by his own life experiences, most of which he is sharing for the first time in the book.
As a strong and steady voice for truth, God has led Conlon to preach in countries around the globe, while continuing to be a sought-after conference speaker every year. Conlon continues warn the church, “We are living in a moment of history where we are witnessing fearful things happening around the globe. Jesus cautioned us that people's hearts would fail them for fear as they saw the fruit of sin and rebellion against the one true God. I believe that we, as the Church of Jesus Christ, are about to observe a window of tremendous opportunity to reach people in an unprecedented way with the gospel of Christ and the truth of salvation.
I know that this call is God-initiated. Unless there is a grass-roots spiritual awakening, our nation, as we know it today, will cease to exist. This spiritual awakening will only come through prayer. It’s time to pray!”
Conlon continues to actively serve on the Board of Directors for World Challenge (a ministry founded by David Wilkerson) and Summit International School of Ministry. Carter is married to Dr. Teresa Conlon, President of Summit International School of Ministry, and an associate pastor at Times Square Church in New York City. The Conlons have three children and eight grandchildren.