Saturday, August 2, 2008

Whitmire Is Pastor At Lithia Baptist

...This article from the September 6, 1979 issue of the Douglas County Seninel advises "Dr. Bob" would begin his pastorate on September 9th.

The article goes on to state:

Rev. Whitmire attended Forest Park High School and graduated from Shorter College in Rome with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Religion. He received his Master of Divinity degree in 1974 from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky. He is presently working on a Doctor of Ministry degree and will graduate after writing his thesis.

Rev. Whitmire has received several special honors. He was chosen for Who's Who Among Colleges and Universities in 1972; Eastern Star Religious Leadership Award, 1971-1975; President of the Student Senate and Vice President of Student Government at Shorter in 1971-1972 and received the American Bible Society Award in 1971.

Rev. Whitmire comes to First Baptist of Lithia Springs from the First Baptist Church of Union Point, Georgia. He is married to the former Roxann C. Castleberry of Forest Park, and they have two sons, ages two and four.