The Rev. Dr. Curtis L. Whitney - Senior Pastor Emeritus
The Reverend Dr. Curtis L. Whitney is a native of Ivor, Virginia and resided in Westbury, N.Y. Dr. Whitney is married to Mrs. W. Ruth Johnson Whitney of Newark, New Jersey. They are the parents of Heide, Monique and Keith (Keith and Heide are now deceased), and the grandparents of Janika and Matthew Wilson and Little Miss Kennedy Luna Whitney.
Dr. Whitney was Pastor of St. Johns Baptist Church Westbury, New York. He served as Minister of Christian Education at Union Baptist Church, N.Y. and as Interim minister at Mt. Ararat Baptist Church, Rutherford, N.J. and the Sound View Presbyterian Church Bronx, N.Y. Pastor Whitney has received a multitude of awards, degrees, recognitions and has held various organizational positions throughout the nation. He has an Associate Degree in Business Administration, Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology, and a Master of Divinity Degree from Union Theological Seminar. In 1991, he obtained a Doctor of Ministry Degree from Drew Univeristy.
Other affiliations are: Director of School of Religion of the Eastern Baptist Association, Teacher and Instructor at the National Baptist Association, Co-Founder and member of Brooklyn Clergy for Community Development, Founder and President of Mt. Sinai Credit Unioin, a member of the Hampton University Ministers Conference, a Life member of NAACP, Treasure of the Empire State Congress of Christian Education, member of American Baptist Churches of Metropolitan New York, Pastor and Founder of BCT, Brooklyn Congregations Together. Reverend Whitney is responsible for many Community Out-Reach Programs: Dial-A-Prayer, After School Program, AAA, a Children's Ministry and a Youth Church which help to prepare young people to become Productive Spiritual Citizens in Society. Pastor Whitney also facilitates weekly Bible Study and Prayer Services.
Dr. Whitney has upgraded and computerized Church records, and incorporated an answering service when no one is available. He looks to God to instruct him to search among the sheep for those who God have identified as shepherds to enter the Ministry. Pastor Whitney has ordained Reverend Larry Camp, Reverend Marvin Hardy, Reverend Richard Wheelous, Reverend Carl Leach, and Reverend Calvin Chandler. The following Ministers are presently under tutorial and guidance of being ordained Reverends: Minister Gail Fleming, Minister Monica Johnson and Minister Estelle Smart.
To read more about this great prophecy of God; Reverend Dr. Curtis Leroy Whitney whose Motto "Pastor and People Caring Enough to Share" refer to the 1919-1994 Diamond Jubilee Journal pages 41 & 42. In fact, read the entire journal. Yes! History is important because if you don't know the past how can you improve the future? Our history relating to Mt. Sinai Baptist Church is full of exciting activities and services for Kingdom Building. These events and celebrations should always remind Mt. Sinai members of that............no matter who comes or who goes.
I Corinthians 15:58 "Therefore my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, for as much as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord."
Pastor Whitney after serving for over 30 yrs of service to the Mt. Sinai Baptist Church has now officially retired as the Senior Pastor. He is now the Senior Pastor Emeritus.