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.”
WHO IS LOU WHITWORTH?
• 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.