After serving for 39 years as the Senior Pastor of University Baptist Church in Fayetteville, Arkansas, 33 years as a US Air Force pilot/chaplain and 33 years as Chaplain of the Razorbacks, Dr. H.D. McCarty is now leading Ventures For Christ Inc.
The Ventures ministry exists to expose and empower God’s people to discover, grasp and experience the mystery and reality of the Christ Life. To master “the precision of putting” everything “in Christ” will progressively transform any serious Disciple into a person of Messiah Love. To become an earnest seeker of this “highest purpose” will fulfill your destiny as determined by our Savior God before the foundation of the earth (Ephesians 1:3-4).
Dr. McCarty holds the degrees of B.A., M.Div., D.Min., and the Honorary D.D. and Litt. D. He has served as an adjunct lecturer/professor for several schools. He has spoken in numerous venues throughout the nation, maintained a 30-year television ministry, and wrote a weekly newspaper column for over twenty years which appeared in over a dozen newspapers. His community involvement included the presidency of the Fayetteville Kiwanis Club and a board member of the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce. Currently he serves on the Board of Trustees at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, and on the Board of Directors of Priority Bank.
He has been married to his wife, Shirley, since 1957, and their daughter and son have given them six wonderful grandchildren.