Dr. Karner and his wife, Karen, have been married for 14 years and have 3 children. Dr. Karner holds a Doctor of Ministry and Master in Divinity from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.  Previous to being called by FBC Laredo, Dr. Karner has been a Youth Pastor, Worship Pastor, Discipleship Pastor and associate Pastor. His ministry theme is “moving people from where they are to where God wants them to be”.  He has authored the book Unity in the Body:  Maintaining Biblical Unity in a Divisive Culture.  He enjoys playing guitar, cultivating plants and watching Sci-fi.