Lou Whitworth


Lou Whitworth was ordained to Christian service with a degree in Pastoral Ministries. He served as a pastor with Campus Crusade in both their military and singles ministries. He worked for 22 years as an editor / writer / speaker for a Dallas organization that explains the Christian faith in classrooms on campuses across the country. Pastor Lou joined LoveNotes because he enjoys interacting with couples and says, “They keep me young and make me smile!” which is extremely important for someone who has a striking resemblance to the “jolly ol’ man in the red suit.”

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• In my “past life,” I was an Eagle Scout, a certified Red Cross Water Safety Instructor, a Lifeguard, and a LT (…) in the US Navy.

• I was a C+ student in high school, but later got a Master’s degree in English Lit and Theology…who’d a thunk it!

• My first car was a 1953 Mercury 4 door sedan. Sweet! I also owned a 1964 Mustang convertible. Double sweet!

• I love bass-fishing and fly-fishing, but sitting with a pole in my hand—not so much.

• I could still do a handstand-flip-dive at 51 years old; and my best bench press for 3 reps was 290 lbs—ahhhhh, those were the days!

• My pet peeve is when people take up two parking spaces.

• I think Saltgrass Steak House is the best restaurant in Dallas.

• My favorite quote—“Eighty percent of success is showing up.”

• Best advice I was given—Begin with the end in mind.

• Some of my favorite memories are summers as a kid running in the woods, building tree houses, digging fox holes, shooting my BB gun and playing baseball until dark.

• The most influential person in my life was my grandfather who taught me about life as we worked together around the house, walked in the woods, or went fishing.

• One of my favorite movies is It’s a Wonderful Life. It gives you great perspective on what’s really important in life. I also like High Noon with Gary Cooper as Sheriff Kane. It illustrates honor, courage, keeping your word and doing what’s right no matter the cost.

• The best days of my life—the day I married Barbara, my late, sweet wife of 42 years, and the births of our son and 2 daughters.

5 reviews for Lou Whitworth

  1. Elizabeth and Andrew Rist

    We contacted LoveNotes when our previous officiant fell through. We were set up with Lou Whitworth and he met us right away. He was wonderful and accommodating and I really felt comfortable with him. My mother went into hospice right before the wedding and he even took time out of his busy schedule to marry us in her room so she could see my dress and everything. He is so sweet and thoughtful! I did not feel nervous at the altar and I felt prepared because everyone knew where to be and what to do. The rehearsal and wedding went off without a hitch because he was so attentive and professional. He is not only a wonderful officiant but also a wonderful person. He made our day so special and we are very grateful. Thank you LoveNotes! You guys rock!

  2. Samantha and Daniel Fritchman

    Thank you so much for recommending Reverend Whitworth to us. He was the perfect match for our ceremony requirements. With his prior military career, he fit perfectly for our military wedding ceremony/swordsmen. He was pleasant, kind, organized and professional. He was well-spoken and performed a smooth flowing ceremony for us. We couldn’t be happier with the job he did. We are happy to have worked with LoveNotes and particularly Reverend Whitworth.

  3. Tricia and Wayne Clark

    Reverend Lou Whitworth was the officiant for our wedding. Now that the dust has settled, we wanted to let you know how pleased we were with Reverend Lou. Reverend Lou was fantastic at helping us finalize the ceremony plans. He also ran our rehearsal and did a wonderful job of explaining everything to our wedding party. We cannot begin to express his excellence at our wedding ceremony. He did a great job in helping to keep us calm during all the excitement and little mishaps on our wedding day. We received so many compliments from our wedding guests about how wonderful Reverend Lou was and we would not hesitate to recommend him to others.

  4. Ryan and Jessica Keller

    Lou Whitworth was excellent! He was very professional, extremely friendly, and was the perfect fit for our wedding! We loved having him be a part of our big day. He made the vows special and meaningful, but made us laugh at the same time, which was exactly what I was looking for. Thank you again Lou for making our wedding so memorable! We really appreciate it!

  5. Judy and Dave Fallon

    Rev. Whitworth, Thank you for officiating at Joanna & Greg’s wedding. You provided a calm and soothing atmosphere and made the ceremony even more meaningful. We really appreciate your patience and sense of humor.

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