Friday, July 21, 2006

"Seven Questions with Dr. Fermin Whittaker"

1. What were some of the key issues that led you to serve in a denominational position?

Complete obedience to the call of God to reach the lost and make disciples was the only issue.

2. What is your greatest passion?

To see that every man and woman, boy and girl have the opportunity to hear and respond to the gospel and be a part of a church to grow in Christ.

3. In your opinion what is the main thing that must happen in the SBC to build momentum for Kingdom growth over the next 5 years.

Personal commitment to sharing the Gospel with a lost world.

4. At the 2006 SBC Convention Southern Baptists made a renewed commitment to the Cooperative Program. Why should a church support the Cooperative Program and how does it impact your area of ministry?

Together we can do more to impact the world for Christ. Our State has been the recipient of Southern Baptists resources (funds, prayers, etc.) to impact our State for Christ.

5. If you could give one word of encouragement to every Baptist minister what would it be?

Remember who called you to ministry. “The future is as bright as the promises of God”. His presence and power is still available. You are not alone.

6. What do you believe is the biggest obstacle keeping believers from seeing a revival sweep across your state?

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chron 7:14 (KJV) Revival will only come when we repent of our sins and live holy lives before the Father.

7. Over the next year what are some things you hope to accomplish and how can my readers and I be praying for you?

Assist churches to start 300 new churches.

Dr. Fermin Whittaker is the Executive Director for the California Southern Baptist Convention. For more information about thier convention visit the CSBC Website


Blogger Kevin Stilley said...

I think the answer to # 6 for most of us can be summed up in a single word -- "Repentance." Pray for me that my life might be characterized by the behaviour Paul described in Romans 12:1-2.

Blogger OKpreacher said...


I once had a preacher in for a revival and as we were praying together, he prayed, "Lord, give me a deeper repentance. Search more heart more deeply than ever before." I was so challenged by this man. So Kevin I will pray for you and please pray for me.



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