As a pastor, professor, therapist, father, and husband, I’ve learned that time is one of my greatest resources. Reading Garrick’s articles is time well spent for the busy Christian professional. His writing is real, relevant, and insightful.
Garrick Conner is uniquely qualified to address spiritual and emotional issues due to his varied education and training as well as his personal character. I have known him as a capable, empathetic and insightful person since his early college years as a journalism student and editor of the college paper. His subsequent education in counseling and theology combine with his ability to write clearly and with purpose to make him a significant voice in his field.
Garrick is not only a gifted writer, but also offers depth and perspective in his writing that is truly uncommon today. What’s more, Garrick’s writing style excels in commanding the reader’s attention through the use of concise and understandable words and illustrations. His work is a joy to read and easy on the editor’s pen.
Garrick is a visionary leader who guides others to complete tasks and projects while making sure all activities are ultimately guided by Christ. He tackles daunting projects and personalities with a smile, a kind word and determination. I’ve found Garrick to be honest, even when I didn’t want to hear honesty, and open to frank dialogue with those who have opposing views to his. He is not afraid to take on divisive issues, but does so with love.
Garrick is a gifted therapist, trainer, and writer. He has a passion for helping people find healing and hope. As a colleague, Garrick is one of my most trusted professional resources. He is a very skilled clinician.
Garrick is very detailed oriented and driven. He has a passion for his work, and it shows in the projects he has implemented at Park Hill Baptist Church. Over the past few years Garrick has been able to develop and set up many programs that have been beneficial to all those involved with Park Hill. He has a compassion for others within Park Hill and in our community. Many people have been impacted by his willingness to share his passions.
Dr. Conner is a pastor to me, but most importantly he is a friend. He has encouraged my growth and development spiritually and professionally. He is one of the few pastors in the central Arkansas region who has continually promoted mental health awareness, ministry, and education for churches. He has dared to forge new ways of awareness and ministry towards reducing old taboos about Christians and depression, anxiety, and other mental health disorders. Dr. Conner is an example of following the number one and number two commandments: He loves God with all he has, and he loves others sacrificially. In an age and culture of cynicism, dissension, and hostility, his love through humility, vision and action is most needed.