Ex-President Carter Resumes Teaching Sunday School After Hip Injury

FILE PHOTO: Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter sits after delivering a lecture at the House of Lords in London, Britain February 3, 2016. REUTERS/Neil Hall/File Photo

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter resumed teaching Sunday school at Maranatha Baptist Church in his hometown of Plains, Georgia, on Sunday after recovering from hip surgery, a spokeswoman for the Carter Center said.

WSB-TV streamed Carter’s lecture, showing the 94-year-old ex-president smiling and talking while seated in a white cushioned chair at the podium.

He was released from the hospital on May 16 after falling and breaking his hip as he was preparing to leave for a turkey-hunting trip, the Carter Center said at the time.

Carter has lived longer after leaving the White House than any former president in U.S. history.

Carter was governor of Georgia before being elected president in 1976. He was defeated in his re-election bid by Republican Ronald Reagan in 1980. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 for his work on international conflicts, human rights and economic development.

(Reporting by Gabriella Borter; Editing by Bill Trott)


  1. Jimmy’s Presidency was poor, but he is a tough old bird. He should not sound off on politics, however.

  2. Is this the same man who said Christians should not engage in politics? Is this the same man who supports left wing agendas? I don’t think he should be teaching Christians anything until he has committed to believing the “Word Of God”.

  3. I admire him for his God fearing love of life and continued struggle to give back to people.

  4. This cabal was formed under his administration; it is no secret this bone head was over his head.

    1. Completely agree. My post calling him a class act was more a reflection on his post presidency behavior and in no way was intended as a reflection on his actual time in office or his effectiveness at the job.

  5. While Carter wasn”t the most effective president that we ever had, we sure started our fast rolling downhill with Reagan.

    1. Every liberal idiot leads America back toit’s senses.

  6. A class act , it’s good to see him out and about again.

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