Carter Conlon is the senior pastor of Times Square Church in Manhattan, an interdenominational church with over 10,000 people in attendance, representing over 100 different nationalities and 700 home satellite fellowships worldwide.
In 1994, Carter Conlon was invited by David Wilkerson (author of the best-selling book The Cross and the Switchblade and founding pastor of Times Square Church) to help pastor Times Square Church. He became the senior pastor in 2001. 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.
Pastor Carter Conlon is a true man of God who lives what he preaches. He has been given a special anointing of the Holy Spirit to deliver the Word of God with straightforwardness and authority yet with mercy and grace. When this man preaches, you know you have truly heard from God’s throne.
David Wilkerson (1931-2011)
Founding Pastor, Times Square Church, New York
Through the overwhelming response to Prayer in the Square, Pastor Conlon introduced two new ministries. The first, Feed New York, is a ministry to churches throughout the five boroughs of New York City who participated in the prayer meeting on Broadway. This ministry supplies healthy food to these churches that are committed to helping people in their community who struggle to provide food for themselves and their families.Conlon was resolute in his faith and believed all things were possible with God, even a prayer meeting in the middle of Times Square, at the crossroads of the world. As a result, Prayer in the Square was birthed and Christians from all denominations assembled on Broadway. This phenomenon grew from 10,000, to 20,000 to 50,000 each consecutive year. Conlon and the Times Square Church choir led this event that was attended by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, as he declared that Sunday as Prayer in the Square Day.