Fred WhitmanFred Whitman was born in Pennsylvania in 1948. He was the firstborn of seven children in the family of a Baptist Pastor. After theological studies at Baptist Bible College & Seminary, he married Rachel Richmond and they together joined Baptist Mid-Missions of Cleveland, Ohio.
Since 1973 he lives in Perugia where he founded and is at the moment still the pastor of the Centro Evangelico Battista (Evangelical Baptist Church ) of San Sisto, Perugia. Since 1979 he has conducted La Bibbia Oggi (The Bible Today), a daily television program that can be seen in the region of Umbria, and in some of the regions of Lazio, Marche and Tuscany. In December of 1981 he helped begin Radio LUCE, a community non-profit radio station that transmits 24 hours a day that can be heard in most of the region of Umbria. He also conducts a live radio program weekly, Dallo Studio del Pastore (From the Pastor's study) live every Saturday morning.
He has four married children that are studying and working at the moment in the United States preparing to return to Italy to help out in the ministry there. In his free time Fred Whitman is involved in playing the trumpet in a few local bands.