David Todd Whittley
Senior Pastor, Superintendent
Church of God in Christ
Corinthian Temple Church of God in Christ Superintendent David Todd Whittley is the husband of twenty years to Dr. Chandra Whittley and the father of two children, David Jonathan and Sydney Nicole. They reside in University Park, IL. He is the youngest son of Elder Robert Whittley, Sr. and Mother LuVonia Whittley.
As a life-long member of Corinthian Temple Church of God in Christ and as an ordained elder, Elder Whittley faithfully served in various capacities under the pastoral leadership of his grandfather, the late Bishop Bennie Allison – Junior Deacon, Youth Department President, Sunday School Teacher, Assistant Sunday School Superintendent, as a member of the Elders & Ministers Council, Men’s Ministry Program Coordinator, Bible Institute Instructor, Co-Outreach Coordinator, and as Minister of Music. On Sunday, August 1, 2004, Elder Whittley was appointed by Bishop Willie J. Chambliss as Pastor of Corinthian Temple Church of God in Christ. He was officially installed and consecrated for service on Sunday, August 22, 2004 with the charge to continue the powerful legacy established by his late grandfather, Bishop Bennie Allison.
On the jurisdictional Level, Elder Whittley serves as Superintendent of the Bishop Bennie Allison Memorial District and First Administrative Assistant to Jurisdictional Prelate Bishop Darryl Hines.
On the national level, Elder Whittley served for ten years as Coordinator for the COGIC Gentlemen’s Ministry, Elder Michael Eaddy, Executive Director. In December 2010, Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake officially appointed Superintendent David Todd Whittley as the new International Executive Director for Scholastic Motivation Ministries.
Elder Whittley, a product of Roosevelt University, is the founder and president of Kingdom Financial Consultants, a leading church consulting firm specializing in securing financing for churches and other nonprofit organizations.
Moreover, Elder Whittley is saved, sanctified and anointed to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ, aiming to please God and win the lost at any cost. Elder Whittley successfully completed his training at C.H. Mason Bible Institute and has taken extended training courses at Trinity Bible College and at Moody Bible Institute. Elder David Todd Whittley’s undaunted faith in God, his love for God and for the Word of God, and his dedication to serving God’s people is the driving force for a 21st Century Kingdom Building, Family Focused Church Ministry. To God be the Glory for things He has done!
Dr. Chandra Whittley
Church of God in Christ
Dr. Chandra Whittley is a native of Little Rock, Arkansas and a fifth generation member of the Church of God in Christ (COGIC). She is the devoted wife of twenty one years to Pastor David Todd Whittley and the mother of their two children, David Jonathan and Sydney Nicole.
Dr. Whittley graduated from high school as class valedictorian even after sustaining a life threatening brain hemorrhage from an aneurysm. After her miraculous healing she was inspired to begin her quest of study in Neurological Sciences, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Molecular Biology from Rhodes College and a Doctorate of Medicine Degree from the University of Tennessee, Memphis. Dr. Whittley subsequently completed post-doctoral professional training in Neurology and Fellowship Training in Epilepsy at Rush Presbyterian–St. Luke’s Medical Center (Chicago, Illinois) and was listed as an Associate Professor, Department of Neurological Sciences – Rush Medical College. She is a published author & co-author in various neurological journals.
Due to complications arising from a third brain hemorrhage (and second brain surgery), Dr. Whittley was forced to end her formal practice of medicine. Nevertheless, she remains committed to God and yielded to His omniscient plan as she serves with her husband at Corinthian Temple Church in Chicago, Illinois. Partnering with her husband in ministry has allowed Dr. Whittley to continue her God-given passion to help improve lives, imparting both medical and Biblical knowledge. Serving the Corinthian Temple family, she dutifully functions as the Director of Women’s Ministries, the Director of Membership Services, as Business Manager for United for Better Living (the community outreach arm of the Church), as a teacher of God’s Word, and as the chief Medical Advisor to the people of God. Dr. Whittley serves the National Church of God in Christ as a member of the Health & Wellness Committee for the COGIC Pastors & Elders Council and she is an Advisor to the Mayor’s Office for Early Childhood Education for the city of Chicago.
Far beyond her many outstanding accomplishments, Dr. Chan, as she affectionately called, declares her greatest testimony is being saved, sanctified, and filled with God’s precious Holy Ghost.