Reverend Eric W. Carr Jr. is a Licensed Local Pastor of the United Methodist Church currently serving in Philadelphia in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference. He is married to Andrea Carr and has two children, Eric DeAndrae and Adreana Eryn.
Pastor Carr has been active with various church ministries and has been in many leadership roles throughout his life including Minister of Music, Music Director, Director of Worship Ministries, Christian Education, Youth/Young Adult ministry leader, Head of Security Operations, and has served as a board member on several Eastern PA conference committees.
In 2008 Pastor Carr had begun to clearly see God bringing the puzzle of his life together and recieved the revelation of how all things were working together to make him complete in God for God’s purpose. This lit the fire within Pastor Carr and stirred up the confirmation that he is called to a life dedicated to ministry spreading a message of Hope, Reconciliation, and Restoration to all persons whom God sends across his path.
In 2011 after realizing some serious concerns within the youth and young adult church community, Pastor Carr founded ‘A Greater Dimension Ministries’ which was to be a connectional and empowerment ministry tearing down barriers that divide us from fellowshipping, worshipping, and working together.
In 2014 after serving in a role as an assistant pastor at Eastwick United Methodist Church, Rev. Carr accepted the call to Pastoral Ministry and under the pastoral leadership and guidance of the Rev. Dr. Michael Roberts, began his journey toward being ordained an Elder. In July of 2015 Rev. Carr received his first pastoral appointment serving in Southwest Philadelphia.
Later in that same year Rev. Carr founded the Philadelphia United Methodist Mass Choir. Through this ministry, Rev. Carr seeks to bring members of various United Methodist churches together, connecting in fellowship and music to glorify God.
Pastor Carr holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration Management from Peirce College, a Certificate of Completion from Molding Disciples Institute of Biblical Studies, and is completing the Master of Divinity degree at Palmer Theological Seminary of Eastern University. He is also a member of the Philadelphia Police Department’s 18th District Chaplain Unit while working as a systems analyst for a Center City based Health Insurance Company for the past 11 years. Pastor Carr’s heart-felt statement is “only what you do for Christ will last” and his anchor scripture has been Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He SHALL direct thy paths.”