Dr. Gary Carver
Since October 2009, Dr. Gary Carver and his wife Sharlon, have ministered at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Chattanooga.
Gary was born in Gadsden, Alabama, and received his Bachelor of Arts in Religion and History from Samford University in Birmingham. Gary and Sharlon then moved to Louisville, Kentucky where he attended the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and received the Master of Divinity (M.Div) degree in 1972, followed by a Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) degree in 1977. Continual educational pursuits found Dr. Carver studying under Dr. Fred B. Craddock at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta. In 1995 he was awarded the Charles E. Merrill Fellowship to study at the Harvard Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, studying under Dr. Harvey Cox.
During his college years, Gary served as a Sports Writer for The Gadsden Times and a Sports Correspondent for The Birmingham News and The Huntsville Times. Dr. Carver is the author of 5 books: Out From the Ordinary; Distinctively Different; Acting on the Absurd; Search for Serendipity; and Building a Victorious Life.