Jim Whitmire

Jim Whitmire

Jim Whitmire
  • Worship Leader for over 60 years
  • Ordained Minister for 48 years
  • Married to Linda Dooley for 55 years
  • 6 children, 9 grandchildren;
  • Retired several times
  • Also teaching full-time at Mid America Baptist Theological Seminary
  • First produced “The Singing Christmas Tree” in 1976, with a record attendance as high 56,000.
  • Introduced an Easter program, “Living Pictures”, in 1981 which evolved into “The Memphis Passion Play”
  • In 1984, began an annual patriotic program, “Celebrate America”
  • Under his direction Bellevue Baptist Church choirs sang at seven annual meetings of the Southern Baptist Convention
  • In 1997 and 2006, served as Music Director for the Southern Baptist Convention
Discipleship Pastor
Drew Gay
Senior Pastor
Rob Mullins