Carter reducing church teaching schedule

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter is scaling back his Sunday teaching schedule at his hometown church in Plains, Georgia.

The Carter Center said the 93-year-old will begin limiting his duties at Maranatha Baptist Church in the coming months. A statement Friday said he’ll continue to attend church with his wife, Rosalynn, and greet visitors.

Carter is the third-longest-lived U.S. president. He recently surpassed Ronald Reagan, who defeated him in 1980. George H.W. Bush is 111 days older than Carter, making him the longest-lived president in history.