A GREATER DIMENSION MINISTRIES
Reverend Eric W. Carr Jr., Founder
Reverend Eric W. Carr Jr. is an Elder of the United Methodist Church in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference.
Rev. 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 within the United Methodist Church.
In 2008 Rev. Carr 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 Rev. 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 leadership and guidance of the Rev. Dr. Michael Roberts, began his journey to itinerant ministry. In July of 2015 Rev. Carr received his first pastoral appointment serving Wharton-Wesley UMC in southwest Philadelphia.
Later 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. In January of 2017 Rev. Carr received an additional pastoral charge in north Philadelphia pastoring Midtown Parish UMC, where he currently pastor’s full time.
Pastor Carr holds a Master of Divinity degree from Palmer Theological Seminary of Eastern University, a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration Management from Peirce College, and a Certificate of Completion from Molding Disciples Institute of Biblical Studies. He also is president of the Philadelphia Police Department’s 18th District Chaplain Unit, volunteers as a chaplain at Nemours AIduPont hospital for children in Wilmington, DE, and is a Chaplain in the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary (Civil Air Patrol). Pastor Carr has a passion for worship, music, and seeing God’s people prosper, living into their destiny. 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.”