Karlton L Howard is the son of Henry L Howard and the late Thelma Jones Howard of Augusta, Georgia. The Green Grove Baptist Church under the leadership of the Reverend Lessel Leonard licensed him into the preaching ministry in November 1995. He was ordained into the gospel ministry in January of 1997 and installed as pastor of the Noah's Ark Missionary Baptist Church in Keysville, Georgia on January 16, 1997.
Karlton L Howard was educated in the public school system in Augusta, Georgia graduating from the Lucy C. Laney High School. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from LaGrange College in LaGrange Georgia.
He received his certificate in Theology from the Augusta extension of American Baptist Theological Seminary. Karlton continued his study at Columbia International University in Columbia South Carolina in the Masters of Divinity program.
Karlton L Howard is affiliated with many religious, civic, and social organizations. He served on the Advisory Board for Senior Citizens Council on Aging; at Green Grove he held the positions of Director of Christian Education, Chairman of Deacons ministry, assistant to the pastor in teaching the Sunday school teachers, Revival Coordinator, and Men's Sunday school teacher. As vice moderator, Karlton directs the Christian Education Division of Noah Ebenezer Central Association, is a member of the Augusta Baptist Ministers Conference serving as treasurer, and vice president of the Tenth District of Georgia's Congress on Christian Education. He is the producer/host of the longest continuously running gospel program in America, "The Parade of Quartets," aired on ABC affiliate WJBF TV in Augusta Georgia.
Karlton L Howard is married to Dianne Abrams Howard. They are the parents of a daughter, Shontay and two sons, Keith and Julius. They also have eight grandchildren.