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Our Pastor

Image Chris Whitmer, pastor of Maranatha Baptist Church, was born and raised in Madisonville, KY up until his high-school years of life when he moved to Bremen, KY. It was through this move and his residing here that God saved Pastor Whitmer at the age of 25 through the ministry of Liberty Baptist Church and Pastor Dave Noffsinger.

In 1999, Pastor Whitmer moved to Owensboro, KY and began serving the Lord at Harvest Baptist Temple where he served as Youth Pastor. It was while at Harvest that Pastor Whitmer surrendered to preach the everlasting Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

In 2010, Pastor Whitmer received his Master of Theology degree from Southern Indiana Baptist College.

God was working in his life preparing him for the road ahead at MBC. Upon his arrival here at MBC in 2007, Pastor Whitmer served as Youth Pastor / Associate Pastor under the pastorate of Bro. Van Williams up until March 31, 2013 when Pastor Whitmer was voted in and assumed the pastorate of Maranatha Baptist Church.

God has blessed and continues to work in and through the ministry of MBC in the city of Madisonville working in hearts and lives and changing individuals and families for His glory through His Word.

Pastor Whitmer married Rebecca Tinsley on January 9, 1998. They have three children Luke, Rachel, and Andrew.