Rev. Dr. Gary Carr
Rev. Dr. Gary Carr is a native of Wallace, NC. He is a graduate of Wallace Rose Hill High School, Teachey, NC. Rev. Carr holds a BS in Human Resources, an MBA in Business Administration from Camden University, a BS and MBA in Biblical Studies from International Seminary, FL, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Creekview University, TX.
Dr. Carr accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior at the age of 26; and in 2003, at the age of 44, he responded to the call to preach the gospel. Since 2003, Dr. Carr has served in the ministry in various capacities and has had a passion for teaching people how to apply the Word of God in their everyday lives.
Dr. Carr served faithfully as a Minister in training under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Joel Nelson, the Director of Church Development , Fredericksburg Baptist Association. In a short period of time, he was licensed to preach the gospel.
In November 2010, Dr. Carr was ordained as Rev. with the Ministerial Association at International Seminary School, FL. In February 2011, he was ordained and appointed Elder by Rev. Dr. Joel Nelson, Senior Pastor, New Destiny Baptist Church, Fredericksburg , VA.
He continues to serve as the Elder Overseer of the 3F Ministry (Fellowship, Finance, and Family) at New Destiny Baptist Church. Dr. Carr served as Assistant Pastor for Christian Education / Discipleship Ministry at Mount Olive Baptist Church, Stafford, VA.
Dr. Carr is the founder of Crosswinds Ministry Consultants; a member of the Society for Church Consulting, Andover, MN, and a member of the Association of Biblical Counselors, Bedford TX. In addition, Dr. Carr is a professor at Cornerstone College of Virginia, where he prepares course materials and teaches classes to graduate and undergraduate students.
In September 2021, Dr. Carr was elected Assistant Pastor of Shiloh (New Site) Baptist Church, Stafford, VA, where he was responsible for supporting the senior pastor in leadership and administrative roles at the church. In June 2022, he was elected Pastor of Shiloh (New Site) Baptist Church.
Dr. Carr is a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He and Rev. Robin Carr have been married for 33 years and have three daughters, Kimberly, Shonda, and Courtney, and 6 grandchildren. As a man of God, husband, father, and grandfather, Dr. Carr embodies the model of a Christ-centered family, who witnesses to others by his demonstration of love. Through the loving example set by him and his family, families are being rebuilt and youth are beginning to rise up! To God be the Glory!
Dr. Carr is a retired U.S. Army Command Sergeant Major, and is currently employed with the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency as a Branch Chief, within the Human Development Directorate. He is also an active member of Kappa Lambda Chi Military Fraternity, Incorporated.