Ben Whitmire

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Pastor Ben was born and raised in Monroe, North Carolina.  Growing up, Ben and his family attended Antioch Baptist Church, where at the age of 15, he responded to the drawing of the Holy Spirit and was saved.  He answered the call to ministry at the age of 18.

Pastor Ben graduated from Fruitland Baptist Bible College, Sparrow Springs Bible College and Seminary, and is finishing his masters at Carolina University.  He has served as youth pastor and pastor of several churches in the Charlotte metropolitan area before spending 14 years in western North Carolina prior to joining the Maplewood team on January 17, 2021. 

Pastor Ben is married to Jenifer, and they have two children; Timothy who passed away March 28, 2018 at the age of 16, and Gracie, who is a senior at Henry County High School.  Pastor Ben enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, running, playing golf, playing and refereeing basketball, wind therapy (riding the Harley), and cheering on the Vols and the Tarheels.

  August 2021  
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