Frank Carter studied as a classical piano major through graduate school (undergrad - under Dr Randall McElwain, Hobe Sound Bible College; grad - under Dr. Maurice Hinson, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary School of Music). During that season, he played at many venues around the US (mostly churches and youth camps), and won the SBTS concerto competition with Rachmaninov's "Piano Concerto #2." After graduating, he worked as a writer/artist for independent label IPI for 2-and-a-half years, then accepted the position of Worship/Music Director at Good Shepherd Church in West Palm Beach, FL. He and Brooke met at GS Church after she returned from a year of studying culture and language in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Frank proposed to Brooke on their first date. He said "I was never more clear on anything in my life!" They were engaged Nov 9th, and married the following March 30th.
Frank resigned from his position at GS church after almost 9 years, and soon after accepted an offer to play keys for Carla Mauri. Brooke was already in the band as a backup singer, so they traveled together in an up-and-coming tour for Carla. Mauri's song "Tengo Que Olvidarme de Ti" reached #2 on the charts in Mexico City. When that contract came to a close after about 8 months, Frank started playing keys at Life.Church (Wellington, FL campus), eventually also for EDM/Top40 band Wonderama, and for various other projects. Brooke started working on her private pilot's license, and returned to college to finish her medical degree.
Later, Frank contracted as a keyboard player for two years at Christ Fellowship Church , accompanied for schools and soloists in South Florida, taught piano/voice/theory at Zayas Studios for several years, and was an Adjunct professor of Music Theory, Piano, and Worship for Southeastern University. Brooke served as Campus Coordinator for Christ Fellowship Church. After the lockdowns and insanity started happening, Frank was invited to play keys for Sean Feucht for one week when Sean's Let Us Worship team came through South Florida.
About a year later, the Carter family made a massive decision to move West! They are working toward big homesteading goals, and are preparing to build on a new piece of land in Idaho. Follow their journeys on Instagram @idahomesteadfamily and on Frank's blog page on this site.