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My life has been full.  The Lord blessed me with the world’s greatest wife, Mary, and three lovely daughters.

Mary and I were privileged to serve for 28 years on staff with the Navigators in California, South Carolina, The Philippines, and Argentina.  After graduation from Columbia International University (M Div), I was called to pastoral ministry, serving Central Presbyterian Church in Kingstree, SC and Christ Church in Katy, TX.  My studies at Reformed Theological Seminary (Charlotte) led to a Doctor of Ministry degree.  I am an honorably retired member of the Blue Ridge Presbytery (Presbyterian Church in America).  Mary is a retired elementary and special education teacher.

​In 2011, Mary and I and moved back to my family farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.  We call it “Thistle Dew Farm.”  It’s not heaven, but this’ll do until we get there.

My favorite current activities include hiking with Mary, serving in various roles at Grace Church in Roanoke, frequent trips to visit our 3 daughters and their families including our 7 grandchildren, exploring historical sites and working on writing projects.


Thanks for visiting,

Dr. John A Carroll

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