Meet Our Staff
Dr. Charles Blackstock
Dr. Charles Blackstock is Senior Pastor at Lighthouse Baptist Church. Pastor Blackstock went to Georgia Tech to study engineering but in his first quarter he met Jesus Christ. Shortly thereafter he found a good church and got deeply involved. After just a few years he responded to God’s call to preach the gospel. In 1992 he completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Education. In 1993 he finished his studies toward a Masters Degree in Counseling and then in 2000 he received his Doctorate in Pastoral Theology. In 1999 along with a few dedicated families Pastor Blackstock and his family began Lighthouse Baptist Church. Pastor Blackstock has been married to his wife Debbie since 1981 and they have two sons. Andrew is 26 and has a small construction and landscaping business. He still lives in the area and attends Lighthouse Baptist Church. Matthew graduated Hyles Anderson College in 2011 and is currently working in the area. He also attends Lighthouse Baptist Church each week. (Pictured is Pastor Charles and his wife Mrs. Debbie)
Frank Whitmire is the Adult Ministries Pastor. Bro. Frank pastored Defoor Ave. Baptist Church for seventeen years. He and his wife Paulette were a part of the ministry team that began Lighthouse Baptist Church. Pastor Whitmire oversees several areas of ministry at Lighthouse including: Senior Adult Care and Activities, Nursing Home Ministry, Hospital and Shut-in Visitation. In addition, Pastor Whitmire teaches in the Lighthouse Training Institute and leads an adult discipleship class on Sunday mornings. Bro. Frank has three children. Their son Frank, Jr. and his family are active members at Lighthouse and he is a leader in the children’s ministry.
(Pictured is Bro. Frank Whitmire and his wife Mrs. Paulette)
Larry Monroe is the Bus Director and the AWANA Commander. After pastoring in Cherokee County, Bro. Larry became a part of the staff at Lighthouse in 2004. In addition to his oversight of the bus ministry and the AWANA program, Pastor Monroe teaches an adult Sunday School Class each week in the main auditorium. Bro. Larry’s wife Patty assists him in the AWANA program and he has three children. His daughter Kristen works on a bus route, serves in the children’s ministry and is one of the church’s pianists.. His son Nathan and their family are active members at Lighthouse and Bro. Nathan leads our Children’s Choir.
(Pictured is Bro. Larry Monroe, his wife Mrs. Patty, and their granddaughter)
Frank Whitmire, Jr.
Frank Whitmire is the Music Director at Lighthouse Baptist Church. His wife,Yvette and three children, Annie, Tim & Gracie are active in the church program, as well. Frank and Yvette bless the church regularly with thier singing.
(Pictured is Bro. Frank Whitmire, his wife Mrs. Yvette, his parents Bro. Frank and Mrs. Paullette, and his daughter Gracie)