Dr. Tony Wilson


Dr. Tony L. Wilson has been Senior Pastor of White Oak since November 2009. He is originally from Chattanooga and is married to Leslie. They have two sons. Timothy (wife, Leah) and Daniel.

Before coming to White Oak he was the pastor of Pine Eden Baptist Church in Middle Tennessee for seven years. He has been in ministry for almost thirty years.

He and his wife, Leslie, have been involved in Jamaica missions for the past twenty years. They have also led groups to Israel, and traveled to Turkey, Greece, Egypt, Canada, Puerto Rico and many other places.

He is currently writing a book on short term mission trips.

Reading is something that I love to do! I enjoy all kinds of books. Hard cover, soft cover, Kindle Fire…it doesn’t matter just so I can get lost in the words. I have already finished a couple of books in February but here are the one’s that I finished last month. (January 2016) Read more

In one of my recent blogs http://whiteoakbaptist.org/one-hundred-sixty-eight/ I mentioned that I enjoy listening to podcasts while I am running (Trotting, Walking, Crawling), getting ready in the morning or during on my daily commute.

I have found podcasts to be a great way to continue your education and also a wonderful time of inspiration. You see, I have an aversion to wasting time and podcasts fill those few minutes that I do not have something scheduled each day.


Happy New Year!!

A fresh start, a clean slate, a new beginning…I love the FIRST day of a new year!!

When Bojangles opens a new restaurant they put on their sign “It’s Bo time!” Well…my friend It’s GO time!!” It is time to begin this year the right way!! Read more

“One Hundred Sixty Eight”

It does not matter if you are rich or poor, young or old. It does not matter if you live in America or Argentina. Tick Tock! Tick Tock! Time marches on.

Harvey Mackay said, “Time is free, but it is priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it, you can never get it back.” Read more

“They Blindfolded Him”

During Napoleon’s invasion of Russia, the story is told that he became separated from his men and was spotted by his enemies. Running for his life, Napoleon ducked into a furrier’s shop. As he begged the shopkeeper to save him, the furrier hid Napoleon under a large pile of furs in the corner. No sooner had he finished, when the Russian Cossacks burst into the shop and tore the shop apart looking for Napoleon. Read more

“Catch My Drift”

It is so easy to drift in life. Our natural tendency is to just go with the flow. We can easily find ourselves becoming “human driftwood”, blown this way and that way, by every little breeze that arises. Read more


I have read every book that Super Bowl winning coach Tony Dungy has written. He has a theme in most of his books and that theme is to encourage folks to be uncommon. When he was a member of the University of Minnesota’s football team he heard his college coach say that he was looking for uncommon people. Read more

The Apostle Paul had this attitude: “I can’t lose for winning!” I can just hear him, “Heads I win, Tails I win!” The book of Philippians has been called the “Letter of Laughter”, a “Manual of Joy.” It has been estimated that Paul spent at least twenty five percent of his life in jail and yet his joy was contagious. I think while he was in prison he wore a shirt and on the front it read “I am Bound but Blessed” and on the back it read “Shacked but Sure”. They should sell these at Lifeway! Read more

We have all been there! Maybe it was that one phone call that you never wanted to get. Possibly it was the pink slip that was handed to you by your boss. For some it was unrequited affection. You heard those words you never thought you would hear. “I don’t love you anymore!” You wake up one day and you are in the storm of your life. Read more

This is something that we all struggle with from time to time. Many say, “Will I have enough money to retire on?” Others are like, “Will I have enough money to feed my family tonight?” Some say, “Will I get that promotion at work?” Still others question, “Will I get that job so I can work?” Read more

“Do Over, Do Over!”  I called, “DO OVER.” I remember growing up and playing basketball, football, tennis, freeze tag, and king of the hill. I was Kareem Abdul Jabbar even though I was only five feet tall. I was O.J. Simpson before…well anyway. I was Jimmy Conners and W.D. Pate (He was our neighborhood stud that was the best freeze tagger and he was definitely king of our hill).  In every one of these back yard sports we had this unwritten rule. It was called, “Do Over”. Looking back, it did not make a lick of sense. For some reason it was only used a few times in each game and for some unknown reason we never argued the right of anyone to call, “Do Over”. It was just accepted. Read more

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