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Acting minister to speak at homecoming

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“Are You Covered?” from Psalms 91:3-4 will be the theme of Sevier Drive Church of Christ’s 2013 homecoming.

The homecoming service will be at 3 p.m. Sept. 8 in the church at 1014 Sevier Drive, Harriman.

Dinner will be served after the evening worship service.

The church’s acting minister, Bro. Glynn Whitaker, will be the speaker.

Whitaker, the youngest of nine children, was born in Suffolk, Va., to Arthur and Alma Whitaker.

After completing East Suffolk High School, he enlisted the U.S. Air Force in 1965 and served for 20 years.

Whitaker then earned a degree in history from Southern Illinois University.

He and his wife, Vickie, have been married for 14 years. They have five children between them:  Amadeus, Patricia, Teresa, Talisha and Sarah.

Whitaker obeyed the gospel at the Treadway Church of Christ in Abilene, Texas, in the the mid 1960s.

In California, he was an elder at Simi Valley Church of Christ and was considered an elder candidate at Vaughn Street Church of Christ.

After arriving in Tennessee, Whitaker was part of the leadership group at McDonald Drive Church of Christ, Knoxville, until the church ordained elders.