BISHOP T.D. JAKES’ INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP SUMMIT NATIONAL COVERAGE: Christ-centered hair stylist Tracy Carr obeys God’s commands, transforms her San Antonio business into a salon-turned-ministry
She considers a field before she buys or accepts it — expanding her business prudently — with her profits, she plants fruitful vines in her vineyard. (Proverbs 31:16 Amplified Bible)
DALLAS — Tracy Carr recalls all too well the life-altering conversation she had with God some 19 years ago.
To this day, in fact, she’s destined to never take for granted the awe-inspiring dialogue that took place with her Creator.
“My business started out as a hair salon that God spoke to me about back in 2004,” Carr, 52, told Making Headline News this week. “He told me one day I would work and own the building. Well in 2006, it came to pass and 2008 I became the owner.”
As part of Making Headline News’ coverage of Bishop T. D. Jakes’ International Leadership Summit May 4-6 in Orlando, Carr spoke at length about how, throughout the years, she’s managed to reap sustained success through her featured business endeavor only to witness arguably her darkest season as a longtime owner and CEO of The Artistry of Hair.
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This establishment is located at 1420 Schertz Parkway, Suite 250 in Schertz, Texas.
“In the process, God had me on assignment and I lost everything but my salon, including my family,” Carr recalls. “In the process, I was still leading worship and in the ministry. God told me if I be lifted up, I’ll draw all men unto Me. In the process, I had to trust the process.”
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To her credit, Carr certainly trusted the dreaded process. It is, in fact, due to her bend-but-don’t-break faith that this accomplished Texas businesswoman has been blessed mightily to continue exemplifying her immeasurable entrepreneurial gifts, this time by way of San Antonio, Texas-area salon-turned-ministry, of sorts.
“It became more of a ministry in the chair and the shampoo bowl became the sanctuary and the altar where people can come and lay down their burdens down by the river side,” Carr, a native of Norfolk, Virginia, said. “A haircut was no longer a cut. It was more of a release of cutting off the old to make all things new — getting to the root to heal the inner beauty inside of you and release, radiate, and reactivate the light that has been transformed into the new.”
FROM GOD’S PERSPECTIVE
Now that Carr’s entrepreneurial ministry has come full circle, she has subsequently become inspired to empower other business owners to keeping Jesus Christ the Focal Point of their respective business endeavor.
After all, she’s thoroughly convinced that only what we do for Christ will last.
“With our God-given gifted talents — whether it’s through a salon experience, a song, a word, or even through our silence and meditation, we strive to allow the inner beauty to illuminate and radiate with our unique techniques of God’s creation,” Carr explained.
A professional cosmetology stint spans 35 years, Carr has been a salon owner since 2008. She has also become a catalyst in ministry, having been an avid singer of the gospel since the tender age of seven and a praise and worship leader since 1999.
In 2015, Carr was officially christened as an ordained elder.
When asked what her personal mission is for operating as a faith-based businesswoman, Carr referred to what she suitably deems The Trust Program or T.R.U.S.T., an acronym that stands for: TIME, RESPECT, UNDERSTANDING, SELF-CONTROL, and TRUST.
“(It’s all about) timing and respect of knowing who and whose you are, understanding the purpose and intent of God’s plan for our lives,” Carr said. (It’s all about) self-control during the process of knowing the power of I am and trust. While going through the process, we must trust the Processor.”
Interestingly enough, Carr credits Lenora P. Felton, Dr. Hilton C. Felton, and Pastor Charles L. Sizemore for steadfastly inspiring her to diligently pursue her strategic goals and ambitions.
Also, Carr has announced the forthcoming debut of I Am Tracy Carr, Trust The Process, her newly-established podcast.
AND IT CAME TO PASS
A graduate of Chesapeake, Virginia’s Indian River High School, Carr is currently a sophomore at Southern New Hampshire University, majoring in Accounting.
She’s also in the process of acquiring mental health certifications.
“It is imperative to me (to esteem others daily) because I lived a hidden life, still loving on everyone else, doing the will of God, but was in pain due to abandonment issues, including abandoning myself,” Carr, who’s also in the process of her authoring her first book (The Mother That Left Me The Day Before I Was Born), told MHN. “Being overlooked, not knowing God was hiding me. At one point, I became numb and lost, asking God, ‘Will I ever get this journey right. Will I overcome the divorce or accept the responsibility of being blamed?’ (All the while), God just wanted me to know who I am in Him.”
Mission accomplished, as evidenced by the sustained success she’s enjoying through her salon-turned-ministry.
For more information about San Antonio, Texas businesswoman Tracy Carr of The Artistry of Hair, or to schedule her for a public appearance, book signing, call 210-269-7176 or connect with her via social media under: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/artistryofhair1420. Also, send email to: email@example.com.
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