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Friends Forever Missionary Fellowship

PO BOX 2001
Pinehurst, NC   28370-2001
t. (910) 215-7777
L. Thomas Whidden, Vice-President / Posthumously
Email: https://multiply.church/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/tom.whidden

During 1957 Pastor Tom & Betty Whidden launched the First Assembly of God, Concord, North Carolina.  His love for the Lord Jesus Christ, people and community has been contagious! He began the church at the Concord "Movie" Theater! He and Betty would as he said "...clean the place up on Sunday morning" and then have a church gathering!

From the early days in the first gathering place "the movie theater" to the great campus today in beloved Concord. God has been given all the honor from Pastor Tom's leadership. He and Betty (married 67 years) are people persons, even reaching out to the youngest!  

Since 2006 he served on the Board of Directors of this mission. In March 2007 he assumed the Vice-President duties of this 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. He was wise, discerning and encouraged this ministry to keep launching/reaching out to get the Gospel on more cable companies! Tom always a delight to share his time and lead by example that fellowship was not optional! "Come see us" was always his mission statement to get together!

On Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021 Tom experienced, as his daughter Joy said, "...total resurrection power..." He completed his eighty-six year journey on earth and is now in Heaven. Foever we will keep in our hearts and conversation.

Tom's wife Betty resides in beloved Concord, North Carolina!