The Rev. Wilmore Armstead Carter, 54, a former pastor of Liberty Baptist Church here and one of the organizers of the National Capital Baptist Convention of Greater Washington, died of complications of diabetes Saturday at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, N.J.

A former Washington resident, he was pastor of Faith Baptist Tabernacle Church in Asbury Park, N.J., where he had lived since 1973.

Mr. Carter, the son of a blind evangelist, was born and reared in Washington. He was ordained by the Michigan Wolverine Baptist Association in 1949. After completing theological studies at Howard University and Washington Baptist Seminary here in 1952, he became pastor at Liberty Baptist. About 1968, he left Liberty Baptist and founded Cornerstone Temple Baptist Church here. He served as its pastor until moving to Asbury Park.

Besides being an organizer of the National Capital Baptist Convention of Greater Washington, he served as its first president for four years.

Mr. Carter's marriage to the former Lorraine Williams ended in divorce.

Survivors include a son, Roy a., and three daughters, Jacqueline C. Jenkins of Suitland, and Gwendolyn and Constance Carter, both of the Washington area; three brothers, Alfred, Aronzo and George, all of Washington, and four grandchildren.

The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions in Mr. Carter's name to Faith Baptist Tabernacle, 1209 Bangs Ave., Asbury Park, N.J., 07712.