My name is Donald Whitchard. I have served the Lord Jesus Christ as a minister of the Gospel for over thirty years and am now at the age where I can be classified as a "senior adult", discounts and all. I'll give you a hint about my age. Elvis was still around during my high school years, but he passed away on August 16, 1977, the day before we were to take our senior portraits. Bummer. My generation went through the rise and fall of disco, shag carpeting and wood paneling in our homes, no seat belts in cars, no internet, no cell phones, enduring the "Cold War" between the Communist Russians and the Free West, the tensions and tear down of the Berlin Wall, having only three channels on TV with no remote. You got up and changed the channels (Whoa!).
There were no such things as bike helmets, knee pads, "play dates", "time outs", or "safe spaces" and you took care of bullies by punching them in the nose, then you picked them up off of the ground, shook hands, and asked them to join you and your friends at the playground. You dared not talk back to your parents, teachers, or any authority figure unless you wanted to witness your early demise. We saw the premiere of "Star Wars", watched"Saturday Night Live" when it was actually FUNNY, and watched our fellow citizens taken hostage by the Iranians, andTed Koppel of ABC's "Nightline" counting the days they were in captivity until they were freed the day Ronald Reagan became President, and we spent the summer of 1980 trying to figure out who shot the villainous oil baron of TV's "Dallas", J.R. Ewing, and the list goes on. It's amazing we're still here.
I was born and reared in southwestern Louisiana, known as the heart of "Cajun Country". The swamps and bayous were part of my life along with the great food, unique culture, Zydeco music, New Orleans blues and jazz. My grandparents lived during the time of the Great Depression and World War II. They were part of "The Greatest Generation", the likes of which we will never see again. My parents were hard and honest workers, but there were also lean times when all we had in the house to eat were a couple of cans of soup. I had the noodles and they drank the broth. So please, do not give me any junk about "white privilege", thank you. I began working when I was 16 for $2.10 per hour in a local grocery store as well as other jobs. There were always things to do, regardless of the circumstances (Proverbs 12:11, 20:13; 1 Timothy 5:8). To be perfectly blunt, If more people would get off their backsides and go find a job and stay busy, there would be little of the foolishness we have witnessed in the past few years.
I am a graduate of Louisiana College (B.A. in History Education, 1984); New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.in Christian Education, 1994); and Andersonville Theological Seminary (Doctor of Ministry in Bible Studies, 2000). I've been an evangelist, educator, and pastor in Louisiana and Oklahoma, and an adjunct professor of Biblical Studies at a private college located near New Orleans. I also served as a chaplain in local rescue missions and area hospitals until August 2019, when I stepped aside for health reasons, which have improved over time, thank the LORD.
I have been wed to the love of my life since August of 1983. We have three children; a daughter and son who are now adults and a baby girl waiting for us in heaven. We called New Orleans home for fourteen years (1991-2005) until the 28th of August 2005, when we fled from the onslaught of Hurricane Katrina and the horrendous damage it did not just to the city but to the souls of its citizens. We ended up moving to Oklahoma in October of 2005, and settled in the city of Muskogee.
I now serve the LORD primarily in the rich harvest field of internet evangelism, writing Bible studies, sermons, and articles of interest for Christian websites. My style of writing is done with a sense of urgency as time is running out and the day to surrender to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior is NOW (Acts 4:12; 2 Corinthians 5:10, 6:2; Philippians 2:9-11). Nobody is exempt or without excuse (Romans 1:18-20) including you, friend.
I invite all Bible-believing, Christ-honoring churches, schools, or organizations to contact me at my Email address or phone number listed at the top of the site. I am available for events such as Senior Adult Conferences/ Retreats, youth camps, church and tent revivals, Bible conferences, rescue mission chapel services, and teach youth and adults how to share the Gospel and defend their faith in Christ. My resume and biography are available upon request.
While you're here, PLEASE take the time to scroll down and watch the videos I've posted. Your eternal destiny depends on what you will do after you see them. It's either salvation in Jesus Christ (John 14:6), or walk away in unbelief. Just remember that when you take your last breath, it will be too late (Luke 12:13-21, 16:19-31; Hebrews 9:27) and hell will await you forever (Revelation 14:9-11, 20:11-15). Your choice.