Drake Whitten

Teaching Pastor


Bio: I was born and raised in Decatur, AL. I made a decision for Christ when I was 6 years old, but I never grew in my faith until later on. While in high school, I came across Luke 9:23. It says, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me”. I realized that I was not doing that. From that moment on I have been pursuing Jesus. God called me to ministry between my Sophomore and Junior year of college. I previously served churches in North and Central Alabama in student ministry for 8 years. I am married to Taylor, and we have a daughter named Georgia. Taylor works at the WEE Program here at FBC.



Calhoun Community College (A.S) 

Athens State University (Bachelor of Arts in Religion) 

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (Master of Arts in Christian Studies) 

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (Doctor of Ministry — in progress)