J. Q. A. Wilhite
Wilhite studied at Roger Williams University in Nashville and was ordained a minister in Louisville in 1878. He pastored the Second Baptist Church of Eufaula and Uniontown Baptist Church in Uniontown and served as a financial officer for Selma University. He was named president of the Foreign Missions Board for the National Baptist Convention in 1882. He was named to succeed J. W. White as pastor of 6th Avenue Baptist beginning in May 1895. While in the city he was also president of the Birmingham Mutual Burial Association.
Wilhite married the former Kate Talbert and had several children, including some of the first students at Industrial High School.
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