John P. Carr, President
BS Geology 1977
John Carr was born in Dallas and raised in the countryside in the last unincorporated part of Dallas County which is now in north Grand Prairie. He received a BS in Geology from University of Texas at Arlington in 1977 as a member of Sigma Gamma Epsilon Honor Society. John was employed as a staff geologist by Delta Drilling Company. He developed as a geologist with Delta and then as Delta was going public he moved to work with a group of geophysicists at Power Exploration. Having absorbed a good deal of geophysical knowledge, he moved to a start-up exploration and production company with Jim Rippy at Sunnybrook Oil and Gas. He continued there until the company was sold in 1984 and thereafter started his own company which has run in different iterations since that time.
John is also active in his profession, community, and his church. He has served in many positions with the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce, as president of CASA as well as the East Texas Geological Society, and with Smith County Child Welfare as well as on other boards and commissions. John graduated from the Episcopal Iona School for Ministry in 2012 and was ordained into the priesthood January 15, 2016. He is the Vicar of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Lindale where he has served at the Head of Congregation since 2013. As a bi-vocational priest John will continue his oil and gas exploration business, Carr Resources, Inc., and also serve St. Luke’s as their Vicar.
John married his high school sweetheart Lucy, in 1977 and they moved to Tyler in January of 1978 where they raised their two children, Hunter and Megan. His hobbies include long distance motorcycle rides, sailing, hunting, and fishing.