Curtis Whittaker, Sr.

Rev. Curtis Whittaker, Sr. serves as Senior Pastor of Progressive Community Church of Gary, Indiana.  He is a licensed and ordained minister whose focus is pastoral care and counseling and community and economic development.  He has a passion for evangelism and education and believes in the elimination of barriers that prevent individuals from reaching the potential and purpose for which they were created. 

On December 25, 2011 he was named Senior Pastor. Under his leadership, the church continues to grow exceedingly and lives have been changed.  Because of his love for God and mankind, he is affectionately known as a Pastor after God's own heart.

Rev. Curtis Whittaker, Sr. is a certified public accountant and a graduate of Indiana University Bloomington.  Prior to founding Whittaker & Company, he worked for an international accounting firm and as a fiscal analyst for a global oil and gas company.

Pastor Curtis has begun work on his Masters degree in Theology at the Chicago Theological Seminary in Chicago, IL.

Whittaker serves as the Chair of the Board of the Lake Area United Way and is the current President and CEO of Families Anchored in Total Harmony CDC (the 501(c)(3) outreach arm of Progressive Community Church). 

Whittaker is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Indiana CPA Society, the National Association of Black Accountants, the Gary Chamber of Commerce, and the Baptists Ministers Conference of Gary and Vicinity. 


Brenda Jones Burch

F.A.I.T.H. Board Members

Rev. Curtis Whittaker, Sr. ~ F.A.I.T.H CDC, CEO

Chris Dade ~ Board Chair

Dorothy Fine ~ Board Vice President

Patty Sprague ~ Board Secretary

Delvert Cole ~ Board Treasurer


Gordon Bieffle

John D. Burch

Mary Cossey

Linnea Ferguson

Elda Friedli

Phyllis Haberkamp

Monica Rozier

Jeffrey Smith

Atty. Michael Tolbert

Bob Zalazar


Michael Cummings ~ Advisory Board

Rev. Larry Hankel ~ Advisory Board

Centennial UMC ~ Advisory Board

  January 2022  
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