"...When He [Jesus] saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd." Matt 9:36

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Monday, December 14, 2009

Jim Whitmire Reaches 50 Year Milestone

Brother Jim Whitmire was honored last night at FBC Jax for reaching his 50th year anniversary in music ministry. Terry Williams, the Florida State Baptist Convention music director, presented Jim Whitmire with a small plaque commemorating the milestone.

Williams told how Jim Whitmire was an inspiration to him, when as a teenager Williams traveled with his father to the church in Merrit Island (FL) where Jim and Adrian Rogers were serving back in the 1960s, and the choir was nothing like he had seen or heard before.

Mac was very gracious, and also said something very funny, along the lines of: "Dr. Whitmire, you've served along side many great men of God, I wonder what secret sin you committed to have to end your career serving with Mac Brunson." (paraphrase).

Congrats to Jim Whitmire for such a milestone.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jim Whitmire is top of the heap. Great guy. Knew him way back when he was at Bellevue.

You couldn't do better than Jim Whitmire.

William

Anonymous said...

"Mac was very gracious, and also said something very funny, along the lines of: "Dr. Whitmire, you've served along side many great men of God, I wonder what secret sin you committed to have to end your career serving with Mac Brunson." (paraphrase)."

There are NO great men of God. That is such a puffed up phrase that shows a lack of understanding of the Word.

Anonymous said...

Might I add - this is another example where a positive light is shone on Mac Brunson. Bringing on Jim Whitmire was a very good and right thing to do. Kudos to Mac for that decision.

Jon G said...

Anon 4:14,

So you've had no great men in your life before? And you think the phrase "great men of God" shows a lack of the understanding of the Word.
And then you read in context that Mac wasn't talking about himself but men like Adrian Rogers...and you blog about this like Mac is using a puffed up phrase.
You've lost it Mr. Anon. You are over the edge.

Jon

FBC Choir Member said...

I love the Rev. Dr. Jim Whitmire so much! He's a good choir director, a creative person and he's just a nice guy.

FBC Jax Watchdog said...

Uh, Jon and Anon, uh, it was a paraphrase. Maybe he said "great men" or "good fellas", not sure it was "great man of God".

FBC Jax Watchdog said...

Anon 7:31 - I agree, and I've said the same before.

Anonymous said...

Oh, man. I was trying to be a "Great Man of God" before I die.

You just killed it for me.

If there is one job in the world today that I would NOT want, it would be leading a music program in an Baptist Church, especially if I had been doing it for 50 years. Talk about a war zone!

Louis

FBC Jax Watchdog said...

Louis - in a mega church, I hear the pay ain't bad.

Anonymous said...

Dog:

The pay might be good, but the lack of having any peace of mind outweighs it, for me.

Louis