dwight Whitsett grew up in Odessa, Texas and married Brenda Sullivan in 1962. They have four grown children, Tim, Amy, Justin and Nathan. He is grandfather to Heather, Graeme, Adelaide, Mira, Sophia, Gray, Ian and Liam. He was educated at North Texas State University (now University of North Texas), Sunset International Bible Institute and Southern Christian University. He holds BA and MA degrees.
Dwight served as evangelist to Adelaide, South Australia for nine years beginning in 1967 and has remained actively interested and involved in the work in Australia and New Zealand. He makes frequent tours of duty in the region from four to nine weeks in duration.
Missions Coordinator for Oceania
|2002 to 2010||Sunset International Bible Institute||
|Director for Church Equipping||1999 – 2001||Missions Resource Network||
|Preacher||1991 – 1998||
GrapevineChurch of Christ
|Businessman, freelance preacher, elder||1987 – 1991||
NorthDavisChurch of Christ
|Preacher||1985 – 1987||
NorthOakChurch of Christ
|Mineral Wells, TX|
|Preacher||1979 – 1985||Andrews Church of Christ||Andrews, TX|
|Preacher||1976 – 1979||
WestsideChurch of Christ
El Paso, TX
Missionary to South Australia
|1967 – 1976||
LakeHighlandsChurch of Christ
“When a great work and an equally great person come together there is promise of much good. Dwight has a passion for ministry in the South Pacific, tempered and enriched by three decades of fruitful experience. As a gifted speaker, writer and church planter he has provided superb leadership in recruiting, in ministry training and mission encouragement. He is genuine, entirely trustworthy and dedicated.” — Truman Scott
About our place: Charamon is the name of our little oasis in Abilene, Texas. Since my wife and I are descended from Irish and Scots-Irish, we used an Irish name meaning “Refuge.” We have a very large (for me) vegetable garden which we cultivate using organic practices (you know, compost, mulch, no pesticides, chemical fertilizers, etc).
My Interests: I enjoy woodcarving and carved professionally for a couple of years. Recently I have begun to accept commissions for carving. I am a Christian and student of the Bible and apologetics. I also sing when I get a chance (bass/baritone/tenor – if not too high). I think if I had not become a teacher, I would be a farmer. I am very interested in agricultural and water issues (conservation, irrigation, aquifers, rainwater collection, etc.).
I Dislike: partisan politics, the latest gunk on celebrities, arrogance in any form, lying, money-grubbing televangelists, making beds, thoughtlessness, selfishness, undercurrents (want everything “on the table”)
In the Charamon Garden: westexasgardener.com
Whitsett Woodcarving: whitcarv.wordpress.com
Mission South Pacific: missionsouthpacific.wordpress.com