John Carter was born and raised in Gulfport, where he graduated from Gulfport High School. He furthered his education at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and then at Tulane’s casino management program. Along with his siblings, John founded Century 21 J. Carter & Co., which serves the entire Mississippi Gulf Coast and has grown into the top Century 21 office in the state. In 2015, John founded Carter’s Champions LLC, a non-profit aimed at raising awareness and funding for the battle against breast cancer. Each October, Carter’s Champions holds their Pink Dress Run in Gulfport, donating the proceeds from the event to aid local breast cancer patients. Additionally, John serves as Chairman of the board of directors for the Mississippi Coast Coliseum. He and his wife Amy are the proud parents of sons Lucas and Crew, and reside in Saucier.