Education: Bachelor of Arts, Waynesburg College, Waynesburg, PA.
Master of Divinity, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY.
Master of Science in Administration, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN.
Certificate in Public and Environmental affairs, Indiana University, South Bend, IN.
Comment to those looking at my sermons: You may go to www.amazon.com to obtain a copy of my latest book. The title is "Living The Parable Of The Talents".
If you use one of my sermons or sermon ideas, would you please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know how it was received?
Sermon or series that made a difference: Living the Parable of the Talents - I challenged Trinity Presbyterian Church to live and serve God with their "talents" by raising $100,000 toward liquidating indebtedness. They raised over $91,000 in about a year.
Family: Married to Barbara Lynn Mynar Carr. We have a blended family of 5 children: four boys and a girl. All of our children are grown. We have two married sons: Jon and Julie live in Houston, as does our single son Andrew; Christopher and Tori live in Dallas; Richard lives in Austin; and Jennifer lives in Cleveland, Texas. We are proud of all of our children.
What my parents think of my sermons: My father is deceased. He was very proud of me and my preaching. My mother is a little more critical. She has said that my sermons have made her think.
What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: My spouse thinks my sermons are often thought-provoking and inspired. Barbara believes God speaks through me and gives God’s message to the people gathered. She says my sermons usually have a differnt slant than most she has heard and they expand her consciousness and make her think in new directions about God’s word.
Best advice given to me about preaching: Let go and let God while being faithful to your self and your relationship to God.
Books that have had an impact: The Prayer of Jabez by Bruce Wilkinson.
When God Interrupts: Finding New Life Through Unwanted Change by M. Craig Barnes
Hobbies: I play the piano to "unwind." I enjoy writing and have written children’s books, short stories and am currently working on a novel. I have just completed and published a short book titled, "Living The Parable Of The Talents". It is available through Amazon.com
If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: You are the only "gospel" someone may read so do it well!
Something funny that happened while preaching: A man lit a cigarette and a little lady in the church hit him with her purse.
What I want on my tombstone: He tried!