All area residents are invited to attend the 10 a.m. service.
Whitehurst is a hospice chaplain, presently the lead chaplain for Grace Healthcare Service.
A native of New Bern, N.C., he attended Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia and was ordained in 1996. He served at the Hapeville Presbyterian Church in Atlanta for nine years until 2009.
Brenda Crespo will be the church's guest preacher at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Oct, 8 at the 127-year-old church at Third and East Highland avenues.