The First Presbyterian Church of Hinckley, MN exists to promote the glory of God in East Central Minnesota by leading people to eternal hope through faith in Jesus Christ and teaching the joy of loving Christ and their neighbors with all their heart, soul, mind and strength.


The Bible is the inspired and inerrant Word of God, the only infallible rule of faith and practice.

There is one God, eternal and self-existing in three persons (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) who are to be equally loved, honored, and adored.

All Mankind participated in Adam’s fall from his original sinless state and is thus lost in sin and totally helpless.

The Sovereign God, for no other reason than His own unfaithomable love and mercy, has chosen lost sinners from every nation to be redeemed by the quickening power of the Holy Spirit and through the atoning death and resurrection of His son, Jesus Christ.

Those sinners whom the Spirit quickens, come to believe in Christ as Savior by the Word of God, are born again, become sons of God, and will persevere to the end.

Justification is by faith and through it the undeserving sinner is clothed with the righteousness of Christ.

The goal of God’s salvation in the life of the Christian is holiness, good works, and service for the glory of God.

At death the Christian’s soul passes immediately into the presence of God and the unbeliever’s soul is eternally separated from God unto condemnation.

Baptism is a sign of God’s covenant and is properly administered to children of believers in their infancy as well as to those who come as adults to trust in Christ.

Jesus Christ will return to earth, visibly and bodily, at a time when He is not expected, to consummate history and the eternal plan of God.

The Gospel of God’s salvation in Jesus Christ must be published to all the world as a witness before Jesus Christ returns.


 Pastor Kevin C. Carr

  • Born and raised in the Buffalo, New York area
  • Veteran of the US Army (1971-1973)
  • Married to the former Kathy Marie Krehl (1972)
  • Father and Grandfather: two married sons, seven grandsons, and one granddaughter
  • Graduate of the State University of New York, College at Buffalo, B.S. Ed. (1975)
  • Graduate of Biblical Theological Seminary, M. Div. (1978)
  • Ordained in the Presbytery of the Pacific of the Presbyterian Church in America (1979)
  • Graduate of California Graduate School of Theology, D. Min. (1988)
  • Served pastorates in Glendale, California and Window Rock, Arizona
  • Missionary to the Navajos (1980-1989)
  • Pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Hinckley, Minnesota (Since 1989)
  • Member of the Presbytery of the Siouxlands
  • Chairman, Candidates and Credentials Committee,
  • (1995 – 2009)
  • Graduate of Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary,
  • Th. M. (2013)