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Christian Men at Work Podcast

Apr 25, 2018

What You'll Hear:
  • Jeff was born again on at age 13 at an old timey spiritual revival and was close to God
  • "A lot of times it's just easier to put God on the shelf somewhere and try to do things on my own"
  • Jeff got away from God as a young man and made some mistakes
  • 10-12 years ago Jeff was re-anointed with the Holy Spirit and started growing close to Christ again
  • Small things and decisions in our lives can totally redirect us
  • Jeff started working as an engineer for a natural gas company working off-shore in Houston, TX
  • Jeff then worked for a rendering company in NC and found it was one of the stinkiest jobs you could ever be in
  • Jeff went through a divorce and was traveling too much away from his two sons and so he started his own dry-cleaning business
  • With a hired manager in his business, Jeff started doing general contract work on the side.  He now does contractor work full-time
  • "The best thing is I'm doing what I love to do...I'm able to develop a lot of relationships..I'm doing what God wants me to gives me a lot of flexibility"
  • Jeff started a camp for high school age boys in 2011 after being a leader for his 2 boys in Boy Scouts
  • Jeff brainstormed with his pastors and came up with the X60 Camp to help young man to experience God's creation and learn how to be a man in today's world
  • 60 miles = 23 miles hiking on the Appalachian Trail, 17 miles biking on the Virginia Creeper, 20 miles of canoeing on the New River.
  • It's a week long camp. 
  • They talk about false vs. real masculinity, relationships, finding and living out God's purpose for our lives and serving others.
  • Many men have the wrong idea of what work should be.  They dread work and think of it as agitation.  We should think of it as a labor, task or duty that is one's means of livelihood.
  • We need to do something that we enjoy and or at least don't dread
  • If you want to be happy and enjoy the work you do, you either need to do something else or look at the good things about your work
  • God doesn't want us to be miserable in the work that we do.  He wants us to excel and do our best.
  • Have the right attitude and each day ask for God's guidance
  • The best way to share your Gospel at work is to be an example.  Have integrity and consistency.
  • Integrity is doing the right thing when no-one is looking.  in the workplace it's real easy to lose your integrity.
  • If you truly want to live out your faith at work and be a witness, you basically have to have that constant integrity
  • Jeff's favorite scripture verse is Psalm 24:4-5 "

    Show me Your ways, O Lord;
    Teach me Your paths.
    Lead me in Your truth and teach me,
    For You are the God of my salvation;
    On You I wait all the day.

    Proverbs 3:5-6 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
    And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths" and Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me"

  • Jeff encourages others to go on Mission Trips
  • Jeff encourages men to develop true friendships with other men.  He started developing these friendships a few years ago.
  • A typical man has one true takes a lot of effort to have true friends but it's worth it
  • Check out the Timothy initiative and do it with other men.  It's an 8 week course.
  • To contact Jeff go to or email
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Bio: Samuel J. Carter (Jeff)
2832 Forestdale Drive
Burlington, NC
Born: March 5, 1959 Asheboro, NC
Born Again: August 1972
Member: Harvest Baptist Church, Burlington, NC
Married: Misty
Four Children: Richard, Channing, Brad, Chad
Education: BS Civil Engineering - North Carolina State University
Licensed General Contractor since 1991
Work History: Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line (5 years) Engineer
Carolina By-Products (15 years) Plant Engineer, Plant Manager,
General Manager
Best Value Cleaners (13 years) Owner
SJC Construction (15 years) Owner
Other: Developed Extreme 60 Mobile Christian Camp (X60) in 2011
11 mission work teams since 2004 (Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Cuba)
  1. Jeff how and when did you become a Christian?
  2. you’ve had an interesting career, working as an engineer, plant manager as well as owning 2 businesses. Tell us about your businesses you’ve started and run, how you got involved in them and why you chose that route instead of being an engineer or plant manager?
  3. Do you like having your own business?
  4. I want to talk about your X60 Mobile Christian camps you started in 2011. How did you get started doing those and what are they all about?
  5. What do you think is the biggest misunderstanding men have about their work?
  6. What is the best way for a Christian man to live out their faith through their work?
  7. Have you ever shared the Gospel while at work and do you have any suggestions for doing so?
  8. What is your favorite or life verse and why?
  9. Any final thoughts?
  10. How can listeners get in touch with you?