Fred Wolfe Pastor
“Brother Fred” as he has been admirably called for decades, is the founding pastor of Luke 4:18 Fellowship which he started in 2008 at the age of 70.
A native of South Carolina, Fred Wolfe has earned a national reputation as one of the stalwarts in the re-emergence of conservative leadership in the Southern Baptist Convention. Over the years, he has held a number of key convention posts, including Chairman of the Executive Committee of the SBC. He has also served on the SBC Home Missions Board and as President of the SBC Pastor’s Conference. In 1990 he preached the Convention sermon at the Southern Baptist Convention in New Orleans. He has preached four times at the SBC Pastor’s Conference.
For twenty-five years, he was pastor of the 8,000-member Cottage Hill Baptist Church in Mobile, Alabama. During that time, Cottage Hill saw over 13,000 new members, with more than 5,000 of these coming by profession of faith and baptism.
Along the way of his 50 years in ministry, Fred Wolfe has become known as a “pastor’s pastor,” due in large part to his gifts of encouragement and counseling. A graduate of the University of South Carolina and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, he also holds an honorary Doctor of Divinity from the University of Mobile.
He and his wife, Anne, are the parents of two married sons. They have six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.