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William Carr Accepts Call to Concordia Seminary Faculty

Rev. William W. Carr Jr. has accepted the divine call extended to him to serve as assistant professor of exegetical theology and registrar at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. Currently, he is serving as assistant to the registrar at Concordia Seminary and has served as a guest instructor in Hebrew at Concordia Seminary since 1997.

“It is a tremendous privilege to join the St. Louis faculty,” commented Rev. William Carr. “We live in a time of diverse world views, none of which offers anything more than a temporary certainty. Consequently, we have an enormous opportunity to prepare pastors and leaders who can articulate the biblical world view of the God who created the world, loves the people He created, redeemed it through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ and seeks reconciliation with every person through faith in Christ’s saving work. I am excited to take part in that task.”

Carr received his undergraduate degree, a bachelor of science in engineering from the University of Central Florida, in 1972. A career of service in the United States Navy followed, including service in Little Creek, Va., and Pearl Harbor, Haw., where he served as assistant resident officer in charge of construction, using his engineering degree.

Following his career in the United States Navy, Carr enrolled at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, and received his master of divinity degree in 1983. He then served as pastor of Nazareth Lutheran Church in Hopewell, Va., from 1983 to 1994. He enrolled in Concordia Seminary’s Graduate School in 1994 and received his master of sacred theology degree in 1997.

“Rev. Carr has distinguished himself both in his academic work and in his ability to provide teaching assistance since his return to Concordia Seminary in 1994,” commented Dr. Andrew Bartelt, vice president for academic affairs at Concordia Seminary. “His work has consistently been thorough, thoughtful and seasoned with pastoral care and sensitivity. He is a valuable addition to the Concordia Seminary faculty.”

Carr joins a world renowned faculty of 40 professors who average nearly 10 years of experience as pastors, missionaries and chaplains prior to their service at Concordia Seminary. The faculty is regularly called-upon to speak at various conferences and symposia, in addition to authoring books and articles on a wide variety of theological subjects.

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