Our Leader

Dr. Terry L. Whitaker, Sr.

“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”
~2 Tim 2:15

Portrait of Pastor Terry Whitaker and Zina Whiaker

Dr. Terry L. Whitaker, Sr., has served as Senior Pastor of Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia, since 2011.  He and the Pleasant Hill family are seeing God’s unending promises and purposes manifest daily as God leads and directs Pastor Whitaker to disciple and equip the Church to impact the world from a Kingdom perspective.

He retired from the U.S. Marine Corps as a Chief Warrant Officer-5 (CWO-5) after 23 years of dedicated service and has received numerous military and civic awards.  He has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from National University, MBA from Webster University, and a Doctor of Theology from North Carolina College of Theology.

Pastor Whitaker is involved with his community and has served on local and national boards including Southern Christian Leaders Conference (SCLC), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and Blacks in Government (BIG).  In addition, he has participated in international ministry where he preached and taught the Word of God to hungry souls.

Pastor Whitaker is married to his high school sweetheart, First Lady Zina Whitaker, also an ordained minister.  Their union is blessed with three wonderful children and three loving grandchildren.


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