A Note from our Pastor
Thank you for visiting our website. We hope you find something here to edify your soul. I would like to extend a personal invitation to you to visit us at Calvary Baptist. Some of the finest people in our city attend Calvary. It would be a blessing to have you join us.
Our passion is to share the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. Secondary to that is a desire to preach the Word of God in its purity. When you come to Calvary, you will hear the Bible taught and preached. If that is what you are looking for, Calvary may just be the place for you.
In HIS TenderCare,
A Brief Biography of our Pastor’s Life
Pastor Alan Carr was born to Don and Ann Carr in Collinsville, Alabama on April 21, 1962. His family moved from Alabama in the spring of 1973 and settled in Marion, North Carolina.
Pastor Carr was married to Joan Cable in October of 1980. They were blessed with a daughter named Nikki in June of 1982. Three years later on July 16, 1985, a son named Jesse was born into the Carr household. It has been the crowning joy of Pastor Carr’s life to witness the salvation of his wife and both his children. In June of 1999, God called Jesse into the Gospel ministry and is using him in a tremendous way. Jesse is now married to Amy Baker Carr and he is the Pastor of Walker Road Baptist Church in Morganton, NC. Nikki married Chad Carswell in October 2001. Chad is Senior Pastor at Faith Chapel Baptist Church in Morganton, NC.
On May 23 of 1983, Brother Alan was saved by the grace of God at Central Baptist Church of Morganton, North Carolina. He and his wife began attending this church and became active in all facets of that church’s ministry, teaching Sunday School, and with Alan was serving Central as a Deacon.
On May 22, 1984, Alan announced his call to preach the Gospel. He was licensed by Central Baptist and preached wherever the Lord gave him an opportunity. In May of 1986, Alan was called to be the Pastor of Oak Grove Baptist Church. He accepted this call and served there until January of 1988.
In January of 1988, Brother Alan, along with his family and 14 other souls started Gilead Baptist Church near Lake James. Alan served the congregation at Gilead until September 28, 2003. On October 5, 2003, Brother Alan became the Senior Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Lenoir, NC.
Pastor Carr holds Master of Divinity and Doctor of Theology degrees. Currently, he teaches at West Lenoir Baptist School of Ministry a ministry of West Lenoir Baptist Church in Lenoir, NC. Pastor Rick Safriet is the Pastor. Alan teaches Homiletics, Christology, and Manuscript Evidence.