Carey is a graduate of Wheeler High School, Western Kentucky University, and Asbury Theological Seminary. He began in ministry full time as the Minister of Youth and Children at Dalewood UMC in Nashville, Tennessee. He has also served as Pastor of Youth and Contemporary Worship Service at Marietta First UMC and then Pastor of College and Singles at NorthStar Church in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Carey joined the ministerial team at Mt. Bethel UMC in 2004. Along with teaching, preaching, and helping to pastor the congregation, he has served as Pastor of Missions since 2007 in response to a calling in his life to pour into Christian leaders and God’s kingdom around the world. Having served on over 50 mission trips in 20 countries and wishing to go further in his studies in this area, he was accepted as a Beeson Scholar in 2014 at Asbury Seminary in their Doctor of Ministry program where he currently is taking classes while still serving full-time on staff at Mt. Bethel.
Carey and his lovely wife, Traci, were married in 1985 have two wonderful children, Ryan and Allie.