Staff
Pastor

Carole Paynter

Carole A. Paynter is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church and has served as the pastor of Smithtown United Methodist Church since July 1, 2014. Rev. Paynter is a devoted woman of God whose heartfelt desire is to lead men, women, youth and children to the Lord Jesus Christ, through church worship, Bible study and reflection.  Rev. Paynter has organized and led retreats and training workshops in Christian education, Christian spiritual growth, and issues relating to women. Apart from her pastoral duties at Smithtown UMC, Rev. Paynter sits on the board of directors of Anchor House, a United Methodist operated residential drug treatment program for women and men located in Brooklyn, NY. She also serves as the chair of the Long Island East District Board of Trustees. Rev. Paynter also trained as a clinical pastoral counselor at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, Far Rockaway NY. Her previous appointment was as the pastor of Bethel United Methodist Church in Brooklyn, NY and on the ministerial staff of Salem United Methodist Church, Harlem NY and St. John’s United Methodist Church, Elmont NY.

Rev. Paynter received her Master of Divinity degree (cum laude) from the New Brunswick Theological Seminary. She also holds a Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School and has been a practicing attorney for two decades. Rev. Paynter received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Barnard College, Columbia University.

Rev. Paynter is the proud mother of Dominique Constance Imani and in her spare time she enjoys reading, dancing, movie going and nature walks. Rev. Paynter loves the Lord and is thankful for all that God has done in her life. Her personal motto comes from John 4:34 where Jesus says: “My food is to do the will of the one who sent me and to finish his work.”

 

                       

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