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Stellar Award Winner Phillip Carter has rapidly risen to national and international acclaim status as an anointed gospel recording artist and songwriter, accomplished musician, talented producer and director, conference founder, and mentor. Phillip and his group, Sounds of Victory (SOV), are the 2010 Stellar Award Winners for Fan Favorite Choir of the Year. Phillip produced the 2010 Stellar Award Winner for Children’s Performance of the Year, “Amazing” by Dr. Emory Andrews and the Oxon Hill High School Gospel Choir.  In 2015, he produced the chart-topping Maranatha Top #25 Gospel Praise Songs and Top #15 Gospel Praise Hits projects. In 2020, Phillip released another single "I Shall Survive" and his latest release is entitled "Psalm 94:19 (Your Consolation Brought Me Joy) on February 12, 2024. 


A native of Fort Washington, MD, Phillip began playing the piano at 18 months, and began directing choirs when he was nine. He is the former Director of the Georgetown University Choir and the Bowie State University Gospel Choir and former Assistant Director of the Howard University Gospel Choir. Phillip serves as a music consultant for churches and has facilitated workshops specializing in church and choir ministry for many churches across the United States.


Phillip continues to be a positive influence in the lives of the youth as a former teacher at public schools in Washington, D.C., Prince George’s County, MD, and Fairfax County, VA. He is a sought-after  motivational speaker and has delivered inspiring messages in schools as far away as Ontario, Canada.


As an artist and musician, Phillip has shared the stage with many of the world’s most celebrated Gospel artists, including Dorinda Clark-Cole, Deitrick Haddon, Edwin Hawkins, Lady Tramaine Hawkins, the late Walter Hawkins, David and Tamela Mann, Richard Smallwood, Tye Tribbett, Albertina Walker, and the late Pastor Timothy Wright. 


Phillip has invested much of his time teaching independent artists, songwriters  and musicians with his founding of the Independent Gospel Artists Alliance (2010-2022), Bring Back the Choir New Music Forum (2017-2022) and the DMV Musicians and Singers Fellowship.  ​


Phillip broadcasts six days a week to 300k online worshippers through various platforms including Facebook and YouTube under the Hymn with Phillip Carter brand. Phillip continues to pour into musicians, songwriters and artists by inviting them on his programs and sowing into their respective ministries. 


Phillip serves as President and CEO of SOV, Inc. and Phillip Carter Music. He’s married to Stephanie Carter and has two wonderful sons: Stephen and Thomas.

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