My name is Dr. Gloria Carr, and I am a strong, God-led compassionate Elder, professional nurse, and academic leader. First and foremost, I have a life-long personal relationship with God through my love for His Son Jesus Christ. Jesus is my Lord and Savior, and He reigns in, through, and over my life. I am grateful to Jesus because through Him, I am reconciled back to God, my Creator, my Sustainer, my All in All. Like Jesus, my tenants are underpinned with servanthood characteristics. As a servant of Jesus Christ, I labor in vineyards that God places before me. I believe that God has called me “for such a time as this”, a M.Div. educational journey as a vineyard that I have been blessed to labor in.
Thus far, I have truly enjoyed my first semester in seminary. I’d like to ring a bell for Claremont School of Theology (CST) because of its exceptional diversity contributes to my heartfelt enjoyment. I’d like to express my gratitude to the Disciples Seminary Foundation and CST for partnering with God to make this seminary journey possible. I believe that pursuing and attaining a M.Div. is not only an exceptional opportunity for growth but is also a calling from God. It took me many years to answer yes to the call.
My home church is Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church (MBCC) in Memphis, TN. I currently serve as Elder. MBCC is my church family but those I interact with regularly feel like blood relatives. I am passionate about the poor, oppressed, and underserved – domestically and globally. More specifically, I am overjoyed when I am able to serve others by walking with and encouraging these individuals and/or groups in the way of Christ.