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I am the Pastor/Teacher of Rivers of Joy Baptist Church in Minford, Ohio since August 2008.  I am married to Charity since June 14, 1969.  I have four grown children.   Having served in the local church for over forty years as Pastor/Teacher, Asso., Youth Pastor, Minister of Education, Building Upkeep, Camp Director, Sunday School Teacher, etc. Also I have worked in the public place for as many years as I have preached. Charity and her sister are co owner of Union Mills Conf. (Bakery) in West Portsmouth Ohio

History of Everette Whisnant, (Pauline Whisnant too)

 
February 07 2016 Charity and Charles were in the church at Dad started  with a good group of people and was the first Pastor in 1942 
Ashoboro N.C.
In 1942, with a church membership of 106, Rev. Everette Whisnant was called as the first pastor and the church was given the name of Ward Street Baptist Church. Today the church is called Fayetteville Street Baptist Church.
The church is doing great, and they have a great pastor:
 
 
 
Dad was an evangelist before he was a pastor. He and Johnny Johnes traveled wit hthis tent a number of times, and Dad was still doing this when I was born
 
Dad was an Tent Evangelist as late as the 1960's.  In this report it was in 1951 when Dad was pastor of the Orange Avenue Baptist Church in Roanoke VA. But he would set up a tent and whole at least two weeks meeting. 
 
 
When I was older I loved going to the lumber yard and getting truck loads of shaving for the Tent Meetings.

I like pens just like my Dad

Dad and his hat was a standard in the 40's until he died in 1966
 
Dad was not only like Tent Meetings, and start Churches but he love the Radio  WLVA  Lynchburg VA
1947 

WLVA was Lynchburg's first radio station, signing on for the first time at 7:00 PM on April 21, 1930 on 1230kHz (W Lynchburg, VirginiA). By 1934, WLVA was broadcasting at a power of 100 watts.[2] At a time when many local radio stations were owned by or affiliated with newspapers, WLVA was not; consequently, the station frequently found itself in direct competition with Lynchburg's papers. In 1934, WLVA allied itself with the Washington Herald which was attempting to increase circulation in the Lynchburg area. The Herald's Lynchburg correspondent, Nowlin Puckett, furnished local news on WLVA from August until December 1934.[2] In late 1934, WLVA experimented with rebroadcasting selected programs from station WLW (Cincinnati, Ohio). Most listeners in Lynchburg could not ordinarily receive WLW, but WLVA installed a special high-powered receiver on the outskirts of Lynchburg which it used to tune in WLW and re-broadcast the signal to Lynchburg listeners.[3]   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WLVA



 
The above churches
Top Right and Left:  Victory Baptist Church in Roanoke Virginia 1955
Middle Church:  Williams Road Baptist Church 1951
Bottom church:  Roanoke Baptist Temple on Airport Road 1962
 
 

Dad at Wake Forest Seminary in 1922, he is in this group some where. Dad would have been 17 or 18 years old
 
My Mom in here 80's. lived 44 years after Dad died.
Dad and Mom they were together for about 26 years in the ministry. Mom as as much apart of the ministry was Dad was.  Dad preached, Mom Played the music.
 
Too much usually is talked about the Precher, little about his wife, but I can say my wife and my Mom was as much apart of the ministry as Dad or me.
 
I do not know where this church was
 
 
Dad is on the left and Mom is on the Right side
Can not make out the radio station must have been in the 40's.
THE VOICE OF CALVARY
Always started the program with
"At Calvary"
 
Dad and Mom was on the National Radio in the 30's thur 1966 when dad died.

I have the photo . 
Macel Falwell before she was a Falwell, but a young lady that was a member of Dad's church in Lynchurg, Va. and her sister, and Mrs. Jim Moon before she was married to Jim. 
1947