Life goal complete! – Meet a President

One of my life goals has been to meet a US President (current administration excluded, of course.) And this past weekend I was able to make that dream come true!

President Jimmy Carter has the distinction of being the only US President to teach Sunday School while in office. And luckily, he continues to teach even though he’s 93 years old!

He teaches at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Georgia (about 2.5 hours outside of Atlanta.) Anyone can go, just be sure to get there early! If you are there for his Sunday School lesson and you stay for worship after, you can take a photo with the past President :)

President Carter took the time to take a photo with our family, and even chatted with us afterwards for a few minutes.

President Carter taught Sunday School for an hour, and it was truly terrific. At 93, he was incredibly sharp and engaging.

My daughter in front of President Carter’s childhood home. She’s doing a project in class on President Carter, so I’m hoping this gets here a little extra credit ;)


  1. Boyd on March 12, 2018 at 9:39 am

    Congrats! Quite the family outing.

  2. Stan Rapp on March 12, 2018 at 10:06 am

    What a wonderful way to bring America’s history to life for the children.
    Now think about how many more Presidents you can meet all the way
    to your nineties.

    Wish I could have been there with you.


  3. Kendrick Disch on March 13, 2018 at 9:49 am

    Awesome! I’ve been down in Plains. GA a lot lately, doing great work for our client Golden Peanut. Last year we interviewed Jimmy Carter about Plains for our “Real People. Real Nuts.” series which can be viewed here:

    He’s pretty amazing!

    On Thursday, we are launching/releasing an expansion on that series called “Real People. Real Nuts. Real Women.” and the first video features Rosalynn Carter, followed by other women in the peanut business, including Sybil Carter and her daughter Kim.

    I also read and recommend his book “An Hour Before Daylight” which was all about growing up down there on the farms. Great storytelling!

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