First, Bro. Tom likes to be called BT. BT was born in May, 1940 in Cullman County. He is married to Mrs. Roslyn Ellison Whatley and the Whatley’s have just celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary. BT and Sis. Roslyn have three children and eight grandchildren. BT and Sis. Roslyn live in Muscle Shoals, AL.
BT has a B.S. degree from Jacksonville State, a master of Divinity and a Doctorate of Ministry from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Ft. Worth, TX.
BT has served 34 years as pastor at 4 different churches and has served as interim pastor to 10 different churches in the past 10 years. He has extensive service in many areas of the Associational and State leadership in the Southern Baptist Church. He has also served and volunteered for many civic boards in the Muscle Shoals area.
BT has led construction teams from his home church to build churches in 11 states in the USA. He has also served in an Evangelism Crusade in Sweden.
We look forward to serving with BT as our church prepares for our permanent pastor.