Nathaniel Whitlock Sr.


Nathaniel Whitlock Sr.

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Nathaniel E. Whitlock, Sr. was born and raised in Seattle, Washington, graduating from Garfield High School in June 1982. He immediately enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, serving his country honorably for six years. After relocating back to Seattle in November 1988, he successfully completed the Cosmetology Program at Seattle Central Community College in 1989 and to present, has been a successful, licensed business owner in the hair industry.

Bro. Nathaniel Whitlock’s journey to Christ began after relocating to the Seattle area shortly after meeting his wife Tina Ratliff-Whitlock who introduced him to the church of Christ. He surrendered his life to the Lord in baptism on May 25, 1990, at the Southside Church of Christ in Seattle, Washington, and his spiritual journey in Christ has been a continuous process of spiritual growth, maturity, and service to Christ and the members of the Southside congregation.

Over the last 33 years Bro. Whitlock has joyfully served in many different ministerial roles in and around the church including the Men’s Ministry, Preaching, Bible Class Teacher, Trustee Board, Treasurer, Construction Finance and Project Manager, and Facility Maintenance. Bro. Whitlock was ordained as a Minister on December 17, 2017, and served the Southside congregation as Associate Minister for 5 and a half years. As a home grown product of the Church of Christ Southside Congregation, Bro. Whitlock was spiritually mentored by many godly men such as Bro. William Harper, Bro. Herman Snoddy, Bro. Kenneth McCoy, Bro. Olabamiji Idowu, the late Bro. Stephen Elleby and Bro. E.H. Baker, Bro. Samuel Garner and Bro. Kenney Johnson.


Bro. Whitlock is a continuous active student of the Word of God. He has studied at the Seattle Bible Institute (SBI) a satellite bible school of Sunset International Bible Institute, of which he is an SBI instructor. Certificated in marriage counseling with PREPARE and ENRICH, and SYMBIS (Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts), and attends spiritual development conferences yearly such as, the Brotherhood of Men’s Conference, National Lectureships, West Coast Preachers and Leaders Forum and Faith Builders.

Nathaniel firmly believes that serving others through effective ministry is part of God’s divine design, of which he strives to follow the example of humble, faithful, and servant leadership of Christ Jesus.

Nathaniel and Tina were married in 1991 and together they have two children, Nathaniel Jr. (Daughter in-law Nicole) and Johawna, and two grandchildren, Jordan, and Nathaniel III.