Rev. William W. Carr Jr. is a professor emeritus of Exegetical Theology at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.
He retired in 2015 after 14 years of distinguished service as assistant professor of Exegetical Theology. He also served as academic adviser and registrar (2001-04); director of academic programming (2004-10); and as chairman of the admissions committee.
He received his Master of Divinity and Master of Sacred Theology from Concordia Seminary (1983, 1997), and a bachelor’s degree from Florida Technological University (now University of Central Florida) in 1972. He served as pastor at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Hopewell, Va. (1983-94).
He served in the U.S. Navy (1973-79), including on the USS LaMoure County (LST-1194) as damage control assistant and main propulsion assistant (1973-76); staff civil engineer, Naval Submarine Base, Pearl Harbor (1976-78); and assistant resident officer in charge of construction, Pearl Harbor (1978-79). He was released from active duty in 1979.
He published the article “Charity under the Covenant as Reminder of Redemption” and “Will Just Any God Do?” (Concordia Journal) and was a regular contributor to “Homiletical Helps” and “Lectionary at Lunch” online.
He is married to Nedra and has one son and two grandsons. His daughter-in-law is deceased.