Dr. Emanuel Whipple, Sr. - Senior Pastor Teacher / CEO

Dr. Emanuel Whipple, Sr. was born in Miami-Dade County Florida. He heard the call to preach from God at the age of 13 and submitted to His will at the age of 16; he’s been on the battlefield for the Lord ever since. Dr. Whipple, Sr. has five degrees, four in Theology including a Doctorate and one in education. For 19 years Dr. Whipple, Sr. gave pastoral leadership to the Mt. Nebo Baptist Church of South Florida. Under his leadership the ministerial staff grew to 11. Mt. Nebo experienced tremendous membership, ministry, and financial growth as well as extensive church renovations. Dr. Whipple, Sr. made a name for himself with the Miami community at large. He was Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Mt. Nebo Community Learning Center. He served as the Vice President of the Florida East Coast Baptist Association, was a member of the Florida State Baptist Convention, participated with the 500 Role Models of Dade County, and received 125 various awards, certificates, and proclamations for community service and involvement. Finally, he was awarded a “Key to the City of Miami, Florida.”

In December 2011, Dr. Whipple, Sr. accepted the call to pastor the Calvary Baptist Church of San Diego. Dr. Whipple, Sr. brought with him a vision to compel God’s people to move out of His permissive will and into His perfect will by the direction of the Holy Spirit, and the knowledge of the Word of God. Since his arrival, Dr. Whipple, Sr. has lead the renovation efforts of Calvary inside and out. He’s designed and implemented a children’s church ministry and instituted noonday Bible Study. Dr. Whipple’s vision and passion for education led him to seek and obtain authorization to house a branch of Jacksonville Theological Seminary, an accredited bible college, offering business and theology degrees on the Calvary campus. Calvary has truly been blessed with an outstanding administrator, visionary, and leader. The Lord is using Dr. Whipple, Sr. to revive Calvary with a fresh vision for a fresh season. Calvary was a Africa American church but under the new leadership of Dr. Whipple, Sr. Calvary is transitioning to a multicultural church we embrace and invite all culture.

Pastor, Dr. Emanuel Whipple, Sr. has been blessed with a new church, a new community and along his side his wife, Dr. Tamica Williams Whipple.