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We are a covenant community of Baptist Christians committed to sharing the love and encouragement of Christ in ways that lead people to a personal relationship with Christ and build believers into fully devoted followers that joyfully give their lives to serve Christ and His cause.

Dr. Robert A. White, Jr.

Senior Pastor


Robby was born and raised in Athens, Alabama. He and Vickie have been married for 40 years, and have two sons, Rob and Jim. Rob is married to Amelia (Johnson) White and Jim is married to Laura (Swinea) White. Robby and Vickie are proud grandparents. Rob and Amelia have three sons, Taylor, Landon and Lucas. Jim and Laura have two daughters, Ruby and Rosie.

Robby received his bachelor’s degree from Athens State University and a Master of Divinity degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. In 1992 he received a Doctor of Ministry degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has been pastor of Locust Grove since May of 1985. Robby is also an associate professor and Director of Religious Studies and Ethics at Athens State University.

Vickie is the owner of Two Friends, a local specialty gift shop and works with the music ministry at Locust Grove.

Locust Grove Baptist Church has changed and grown during Robby’s tenure. He is a gifted preacher, teacher, and writer. Robby can be reached by email at rawhite@locustgrove.com

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