Rod Whitlock

Director of Development & Donor Relations

Assemblies of God COMPACT® Family Services is excited to announce the appointment of Rev. Rod Whitlock as its new Director of Development & Donor Relations to advance its redeeming compassionate action for vulnerable children and families

Assemblies of God Family Services Agency, dba COMPACT Family Services is the national affiliate child welfare mission of the General Council of the Assemblies of God.

Rod will base his ministry work from the agency’s Springfield, MO office. He will maintain a secondary office at COMPACT’s Hillcrest campus in Hot Springs, AR. Rod will oversee donor development and marketing for COMPACT ministries, including:

  • Hillcrest Children’s Home services
  • Highlands Maternity Home and Adoption services
  • Foster Care services
  • CompaCare® church empowerment
  • FIND (Families Individuals Neighbors & Devotees) kinship navigating service
The Director of Development & Donor Relations serves on the ministry’s Executive Leadership Team, under the headship of Executive Director, Rev. Jay Mooney.

COMPACT’s recent years of growth to serve more of America’s most vulnerable children and families greatly calls for additional donors, better served donors and expanding church partnerships. Rod Whitlock’s appointment is key to advance the ministry’s development effort to match its growing mission and vision trajectory.

Currently, Rev. Whitlock serves as the Vice President of Cohort Development with SUM Bible College & Theological Seminary. He will complete his work there and begin with COMPACT in March 2019. We are grateful for the graciousness of SUM and Dr. George Neau for their cooperation in this transition. Chancellor Neau adds, “Rod is a gifted individual and we are grateful for his work. We send him with our blessing.”

Rev. Rod Whitlock is a well-traveled, ordained Assemblies of God minister, experienced leader, creative communicator, and subject specialist – both as a person and ministry leader. He is a graduate of Berean School of Bible, SUM Bible College, and is a MA student at SUM Theological Seminary. Rod is a skilled pastor and leader in local, district and national ministries. He is the author of multiple books, including his personal story entitled, Abandoned: Searching For A Father. Rod is married to Kim Whitlock. They have a beautiful family of children and grandchildren.

Regarding his new assignment as Director of Development & Donor Relations with Assemblies of God COMPACT Family Services, Rod says, “I’m incredibly honored to join and serve at COMPACT. The mission, of redeeming vulnerable children and families, is extremely personal and dear to my heart. I can clearly see God’s hand in my new assignment and eager to get started.”

Executive Director, Jay Mooney says, “Following a prayerful search season, God has given COMPACT an outstanding man of God to lead a much-needed new department of development. I am grateful to the board of directors for their empowering support. It’s been seven years since Rod and I worked together in youth ministry. I am thrilled and honored to do so again. He will advance this ministry, as he has done elsewhere in God’s kingdom. Partners will enjoy him. Kids will be redeemed.”

Board chairman and Assemblies of God General Superintendent, Rev. Doug Clay says, “It is fitting that AG COMPACT makes this strategic growth move at the outset of its 75th Anniversary of ministry. National Children’s Home of the Assemblies of God, later named Hillcrest Children’s Home, located in Hot Springs, AR, the birthplace of the Assemblies of God, began in the fall of 1944 as the Assemblies of God’s official national affiliate ministry to redeem orphaned, abandoned, homeless, and abused children. There is yet much ministry to do! Let us commit and partner today in the mission and vision to lead and serve thousands of hurting children and families in our generation.”

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