Pastor Bart Carlson was born and raised in Colorado and moved to New Jersey in 1987 to attend the Trinity Ministerial Academy (TMA). Upon his graduation in 1992, he served in the Philippines for seven months. After returning to New Jersey, he joined the TMA staff for two years. Pastor Carlson has been an elder at Trinity Baptist Church in Montville, New Jersey since 1995. He and his wife Karen have three children ages 16-21.