Pastor Larry W. Whitley is the seventh of eight children, born to Andrew and Annie Mae Whitley, who are deceased in Zebulon, North Carolina.  Pastor Whitley has one brother and six sisters.

He was born and reared in Zebulon, N.C. where he graduated from James E. Shepherd High School in 1970.  He earned a B.S. Degree in Art Education from North Carolina A&T State University in 1974.  His basic training for The North Carolina Highway Patrol was received from UNC at Chapel Hill, North Carolina in 1975, and Administrative Officer training from North Carolina State University in 1994.  He also attended Columbia Bible College, Columbia South Carolina in 1992. On August 21st 2010, Pastor Whitley also received two degrees from the Bethlehem Bible College of Roanoke, Va.. He was honored with Honorary Doctor of Divinity, as well as, Honorary Doctor of Humane Letter degrees. 

Pastor Whitley was employed with the N.C. Highway Patrol Department for 30 years. On March 11, 1999, Pastor Whitley was promoted to Captain, for Troop “E”, which was headquartered with the N.C. Highway Patrol in Salisbury, North Carolina where he managed ten of North Carolina’s one hundred counties which includes Cabarrus, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Montgomery, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Surry and Yadkin Counties.  Captain Whitley was one of three Black Captains in North Carolina. Pastor Whitley retired from the North Carolina State Highway Patrol on April 30, 2003.


He is presently the Pastor of Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, located in Matthews, North Carolina, and has been their Pastor for 19 years.


He is married to Rev. Chris Latham Whitley. He has two daughters, Kashonda and Kristy, five granddaughters; Brianna, Whitlei, Indya Rose, Infinity, Ashlynn and one grandson Mylan, and 2 son-in-laws, Rev. Timothy Cason and Ronald Spruill.


His hobbies and interest include fishing, basketball, football, golf and cooking outdoors on his grill.


For 6 years, Pastor Whitley served as Moderator of The Mecklenburg General Baptist Association (MGBA), of Charlotte, North Carolina, which includes 23 churches in Charlotte and the surrounding areas. Which is now United Missionary Baptist Association. In November 2015, Pastor Whitley was elected as Town Commissioner to the Matthews Board of Commissioners, Matthews, North Carolina; making him the 1st African American to serve on the board in 136 years.


The most important thing to know about Pastor Whitley is that he is a Christian Man, a child of the Living God, who loves The Lord, and strives to carry out GOD’s will each and every day.
He proclaims the Word to all, "That you must be born again thus said The Lord".

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