Dr. Carl Herbster has a varied background that helps him better understand the people and issues of our day. At 18 years of age he became convinced of his need for salvation and went to the Bible for answers. He read the book of Romans, repented of his sins, and trusted Jesus Christ as his Savior (Romans 3:28). Dr. Herbster believes the Bible as his basis for faith
and practice (John 17:17).
After college, where he studied Math education, Dr. Herbster entered the business world and was employed as a sales representative and later as a manager for a worldwide company. It was during his professional years that Dr. Herbster was convicted of his need to invest his life in something eternal (I John 2:15-17). He left the business world, went to seminary, and later entered a graduate program where he completed his doctor of education degree (Ed.D.). He has served as a Christian school specialist and was president of the American Association of Christian Schools for 10 years. He was the Senior pastor of a large church with a Christian School in Independence, Missouri from 1983-2012. He knows the importance of families and education in our society and has always done what he could to develop and protect both.
Dr. Herbster got actively involved in Washington DC in the late 1980s because of the positive encouragement and advice of John Ashcroft, a former Missouri Governor and Senator and a former Attorney General of the United States of America. General Ashcroft knows that we need men and women of faith to participate in our government as salt and light (Matthew 5:13-16).
Today Dr. Herbster does all he can to protect the values and rights of the people, families, churches, and other organizations in our country who stand for righteousness (Proverbs 14:34). He is uniquely qualified and passionately motivated to successfully accomplish this goal and to lead the Center to Advance the USA (AdvanceUSA).