Pastoral Care

Reverend Larry Charles (left) and Jim Gibbons (right).

Reverend Larry Charles serves as the Director of Pastoral Care for our patients, families and staff. Affectionately known as “Brother Larry” to all those that he interacts with, he spends his days rounding and engaging with patients and their families, providing them with spiritual wellness and guidance in times of need. While his home office is at the CARTI Cancer Center in Little Rock, Rev. Charles also spends time at each of our treatment facilities across the state.

Rev. Charles is the Senior Pastor and founder of The Breath of Life Church in Bryant, Arkansas. He graduated from Slidell Baptist Seminary.

If you would like to visit with Rev. Charles, call 501.660.7602.

Jim Gibbons serves as a Staff Chaplain for CARTI. He can frequently be found at our Pine Bluff, El Dorado and Crossett clinics where he provides the ministry of presence to patients, their families and staff. Chaplain Jim can also be found at the CARTI Cancer Center in Little Rock on Fridays.

“Chaplain Jim” is a member of the teaching team at Refuge Church in the Argenta District of downtown North Little Rock. He received his clinical pastoral training at UAMS, where he was Chief Resident, 2020-2021.

If you would like to speak with “Chaplain Jim,” he can be reached at 501-920-7786.

Chaplains are available at CARTI to provide spiritual and emotional support to our patients, family members and care givers. Insight with Bro. Larry & Bro. Jim hosted at The Bridge is a space for patients to connect faith and spirit within their cancer journey.