Michael Carr, as the founder and lead pastor of Central Church, is committed to the full expression of Christ through each person who chooses to make Central Church their home. He is known for simple communication of Biblical truths that apply to everyday life. Pastor Carr is an Ordained Bishop and Graduate of Lee University, with a major in Psychology and Christian Education. He and Lou Ann, his wife, have enjoyed raising two sons, David and Jonathan, who were born and raised in Hilton Head. Over the past 32 years of serving the Hilton Head community, they have created the opportunity for people to make a life choice to become fully devoted to Christ.
Worship and Youth Pastor
Donnie joined the Central Church staff in May of 2014, where he serves as the Worship and Youth Pastor. He and Shanna, his wife, came to us from Azalea City Church of God in Valdosta, Ga. where they served as Worship leaders and Donnie served as Young Adult Pastor. Donnie is an Ordained Bishop of the Church of God and has a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from Valdosta State University. Donnie and Shanna have had the opportunity to record multiple worship albums together and have led worship throughout the Southeast. They have been married since 2012 and love being a part of the Central team!
Evan became a staff member at Central Church in March of 2019, where he now serves as the Pastor of Children’s Ministry. He and Rebekah were married in February of 2019 and moved to Hilton Head soon after. Evan and Rebekah both graduated from Lee University in December of 2018. Evan graduated with a degree in Pastoral Ministry, emphasizing in areas of Discipleship and Counseling. Both Evan and his wife are extremely excited about the opportunity to come and serve the children and parents of Central Church, and have been excited about finding peace in a new church family at Central!