Dr. Brian K. Whitney
Dr. Brian K. Whitney answered the call to serve as the Pastor of FBC Searcy in October of 2009. He is active
in state and associational denominational work, serving on ministry teams for the Arkansas Baptist State
Convention and Calvary Baptist Association. He has also served on the Board of Trustees for Williams Baptist
University. Dr. Whitney also holds the honor of preaching for the Baptist Healthcare Systems of
Tennessee's Reverend Jimmy Terry Preaching Series: "It's All About Jesus!"
He earned a Ph.D. in Pastoral Ministry and a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological
Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas where he received the C.W. Brister Pastoral Ministry Award. In addition, Dr.
Whitney has served as an Adjunct Professor teaching Christian Ministry and Pastoral Leadership classes at the
Ft. Worth and Little Rock campuses of SWBTS.
Dr. Whitney is a graduate of Baylor University in Waco, Texas (Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education)
where he met his wife, Jana. They have two sons (Clark and Collin) who are vocationally-called ministers. He
loves to engage in missions and ministry at home and internationally. Psalm 37:5 serves as one of his life
verses: "Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him, and He will act." His favorite names are
"Dad" and "Pastor," and he loves to spend time with his wife. He also enjoys being
outdoors, especially when he gets to hunt or fish!