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Carr, Mike
Pastor Mike Carr
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mike.carr@oakridgeumc.org

336-643-4690, ext. 205

From my hometown of Marion, Pennsylvania, I came to North Carolina to play baseball at Wingate University and study Business Administration with emphasis in Accounting.  I met my wife, Kellie, at Wingate and we were engaged after graduation.  While at Wingate, God called me into the ministry to be a pastor.  God spoke to me through the scripture verse John 15:5, "I am the vine and you are the branches.  If you remain attached to me, you can bear much fruit; but apart from me, you can do nothing."

I went to Duke Divinity and Kellie went to East Carolina University for graduate school in School Counseling.  After my first year at Duke, I applied to be a student-pastor.  I received an appointment at Lea's Chapel UMC, which is located 5 miles outside Roxboro.  I served there for 3 years pastoring the church and going to classes at Duke.  After graduation I was appointed to Hawthorne Lane UMC in Charlotte to be an Associate Pastor.  My focus was youth and young adult ministry.  After 3 years, I was appointed to Troutman 1st UMC to revitalize the church.  We did a lot of outreach events for children and youth over the 6 1/2 years.  While at Troutman we were blessed with a girl, Mia.  She is an answer to prayer for us.  Mid-year I received a call to Mt. Holly 1st UMC.  God continued to say, "Trust me, I have a plan".  So I trusted God and accepted the new appointment.  We did a lot of great things over the 5 years I was there at Mt. Holly.  In our first year at Mt. Holly we were blessed with another girl, Hannah Faith, who was a miracle baby, but never left the hospital due to medical issues.  She lived to be 152 days old.  In October of 2021, I received another call to Oak Ridge UMC.  I felt God calling me here and I was reminded  that I said I would go wherever God calls me to go.  I am excited to see what God has in store for the missions and ministries of this church.

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