Waxhaw Baptist Church Leadership
Waxhaw Baptist Church is blessed to have a leadership team who are truly dedicated to Christ and accomplishing His will. Following are brief bio's of our leadership team and their qualifications for ministry.
Chris was called to lead Waxhaw Baptist Church in the summer of 2011. Prior to joining Waxhaw Baptist, he worked with Union County Environmental Health for 28 years before retiring in 2015. It was during this time in the marketplace the Lord called Chris and honed his people skills to prepare him to serve in the ministry.
Chris graduated from Morehead State University in June of 1988 with a B.S. in Biology and from Southern Evangelical Seminary with an Master of Divinity in Apologetics in May of 2009. He was ordained in June of 2009. Chris is currently enrolled at Southern Evangelical Seminary in the Doctorate of Divinity in Apologetics program.
His passions and strengths include: Evangelism, Biblical World View, Apologetics, teaching how the Bible applies to everyday life and people.
Chris loves to go to the beach and mountains to fish, enjoys an occasional round of golf, and is always interested in answering the questions people have about God and life.
He is happily married to his fishing partner and wife, Laura. They have a son, Jake . The Whittakers have lived in the Roughedge community since 1992.
PASTOR OF DISCIPLESHIP AND CARE
A native of Mount Pleasant, North Carolina, Adam graduated from Mount Pleasant High School and went on to obtain an Associate of Arts degree from Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. Furthering his education, Adam earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Education from Pfeiffer University. Adam heard and obeyed the Lord in 2014. While serving as Pastoral Intern at Bay Leaf Baptist in Raleigh in conjunction with his studies, Adam received a Master of Divinity in Pastoral Ministry from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C. Prior to earning his degree, Adam served our Lord in many areas including Sunday School teacher, AWANA teacher, Children's Pastor, and Youth Ministry volunteer. From 2015 to 2016 for ten months, Adam served as Interim Pastor at Bethel Bear Creek in Mount Pleasant.
Since August 2018, Adam has served as WBC's Pastor of Discipleship and Care. In addition to those duties, he volunteers with WBC's ONWARD Students Ministry.