Carl was born in San Antonio in 1958 and finished high school in Bandera Texas in 1977. That summer he joined the Navy and was enlisted for six years. He wasn’t necessarily a “church guy,” but God was beginning to work in his life during enlistment. He got out of the Navy in October, 1983 and started college at The University of Texas at San Antonio the following spring semester. He ran across an old partying buddy who had become a believer in Jesus Christ, and after much discussion of “this Jesus guy,” accepted Him Memorial Day weekend of 1984. Carl attended various types of churches but never really felt at home in any of them, until he set foot in First Baptist of San Antonio. He felt so much at home that it seemed like he was sitting in his parent’s living room. He did not know it at the time, but the church was going through a great conflict. Within a few months, Alamo City Baptist Church was formed and Carl knew he needed to be a part. Over the next couple of years, Carl’s involvement with Alamo City was on and off. His job at the time was busy during the holidays, so his attendance would drop off. Changing in the spring of 1991, he volunteered in the Media Ministry and learned to be a sound technician. He was involved for five years, and then was asked to pray about becoming a full-time staff member. He joined the staff team in April of 1996 as an audio visual assistant and has since assumed responsibilities over the computer support duties. In May 2012 he shifted duties from the Media Department to become the Facilities Manager.