Pastor Gary Carr

Pastor Gary Carr became our new minister at Mariner Sands in June 2019. He has been married to his wife, Karen, for 40 years and they have three children, and six grandchildren. Karen has been a lifelong gymnastics instructor and social worker.

Additionally, as an executive Endorsing Agent to the US Armed Forces on behalf of three denominations, Gary recruits, selects, and provides pastoral care for a cadre of highly qualified pastors serving in the role of military and institutional chaplaincy.

He is a veteran with over 30 years of military service. Retiring in 2008 as a U.S. Navy Commander, he provided distinguished service as Chaplain for the 2nd Marine Division, the USS KITTY HAWK, and the National Director of Navy Chaplain Recruitment. He also served as a Supervisory Chaplain for Navy Special Warfare, and the Naval Air and Technical Training Center.

Dr. Carr completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan, a Master of Divinity degree at Asbury Theological Seminary, the Master of Theology degree from Duke University, and the Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary. In 2010, he was awarded the Doctor of Divinity degree from Indiana Wesleyan University.

Dr. Carr came to Stuart, FL from Colorado Springs, CO. After retiring from the military, he served in senior leadership positions with the International Bible Society, Southern Wesleyan University, El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, and the Colorado National Suicide Prevention Coalition. He is ordained in the Wesleyan Church.

Gary and Karen Carr

Gary and Karen Carr

Pastor Gary Carr speaks in his study. He let’s the community know this is where they can reach out to him confidentially at Mariner Sands Chapel in Stuart, FL.