1914 – Carl Bates is a US Baptist clergyman was born near Liberty, Mississippi.
1941 – Graduated from Mississippi College and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Leesburg.
Pastor of the first Baptist Church, Amarillo, Texas, and First Baptist Church, Charlotte, North Carolina.
1970-1972 – President of the Baptist General Convention of Texas and the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.
1999 – Carl Bates died at home during the evening of 21st of December because of cancer.