Ordained Deacon Commissioned Minister

Ordained Deacon Commissioned Minister

Ordained Deacon Commissioned Minister

Hi! My name is Michael Carr. I am an ordained deacon commissioned minister with Christian Leaders Alliance. I am a bred Coloradoan transplanted to the beautiful state of West Virginia. My wonderful wife Jackie and I have three grown children and three beautiful grandchildren.

I am the youngest of three children. I grew up with a loving mother and a very strict father. My only respite as a young boy was the church where I started at a young age attending Sunday School with my grandmother. I received the Lord Jesus Christ as my personal Savior on June 12, 1967, at Vacation Bible School.

Ministry Calling and Ministry Training

I felt the pull to the ministry since I was a young teen. However, I was afraid to pursue it. Instead, I lived my life according to what the world expected of me. Nonetheless, I have looked into ministry schools off and on for years. I believe I was at my lowest in 2011, when, I suffered my second heart attack, was diagnosed with Acid Reflux, and then with Parkinson’s Disease. I feel the Christian Leaders Institute will help me to achieve my goal of becoming an Ordained Commissioned Minister in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Therefore, just two years later, I have finished enough courses to achieve a Commissioned Pastor Certificate. With the power of the Holy Spirit, I can now apply for a position as a Pastor in whatever church the Lord Jesus sees fit to put me in. Yes, I am 64, and I have no experience. That didn’t stop Paul, and it won’t stop me. I am very grateful for the opportunity that CLI has afforded me to gain biblical knowledge, and, therefore, the wisdom to spread the Gospel. And even more, I am a better Christian due to the training and insight from CLI. My future dream is to follow the Holy Spirit and to continue to take more courses at CLI!

Henry Reyenga
Author: Henry Reyenga

Henry Reyenga is president of Christian Leaders Institute and Christian Leaders Alliance.