Dr. William H. Whitaker, Il is one of God’s servants who has dedicated his life
and ministry to strengthening both the church and all who serve within it. A
native of Roanoke, Virginia, his career spans across cultural and
denominational lines as he has served in the areas of Pastor and the
Ministry of Administration within both predominately black and white
congregations and in Baptist, Presbyterian, African American Episcopal
(AME), and Southern Baptist Churches.

Dr. Whitaker along with his wife, the Reverend Maria Whitaker are the
thankful co-founders of the Covenant Fellowship Baptist Church in
Chesterfield, Virginia. He works tirelessly in the religious community to
support and train pastors, clergy, and leadership for ministry service. He is
the Church Business Manager for the historic First Baptist Church, South
Richmond where Dr. Dwight C. Jones is the Sr. Pastor and Dr. Derik E. Jones
is the Pastor. Additionally, he is an Instructor of Church Finance &
Administration at the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia
Union University and the Ministry Training Track instructor for the Baptist
General Convention of Virginia.

Dr. Whitaker began ministry consulting with churches and ministers’ conferences in the summer of 1997 under the
business name of The Elijah Project. In the year of 2000, Dr. Whitaker expanded his consulting to include working in
churches under the business name of CBA1, The Church Business Administration Network. Today, Dr. Whitaker has
created the concept of Ministry Based Consulting (MBC) [www.mbc.team) as he seeks to unite ministers and
churches with affordable ministry opportunities at a reduced cost to churches.Educationally, Dr. Whitaker received the Bachelors of Business degree in Computer Information Systems from
James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, the Master of Divinity degree from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor
School of Theology at Virginia Union University in Richmond, Virginia, and the Doctor of Ministry Degree from the
United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. Dr. Whitaker is a published author having written several Church
Business Management related books and ministry training manuals. Of the many accomplishments God has placed
in Dr. Whitaker’s life, he considers his family to be his greatest. Dr. Whitaker has been married to Maria Denise
Whitaker for 25 years and they have two wonderful children, Lauren McKenzie Whitaker (14) and William (Will)
Howard Whitaker, III (12).
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