Supporting Those Who Go: Dwight Whiting Shares His World Impact Donor Journey

Dwight Whiting has never planted a church, led a trauma healing group, taken a Church-Based Seminary class, or ministered to prisoners.

Yet, without people like him, World Impact could not train and equip urban ministry leaders.

He has served World Impact for over 40 years as a generous donor and faithful friend.

Introduction to World Impact

Dwight Whiting, and his wife Mary, have been loyal supporters of World Impact.

While in college, Dwight heard World Impact founder Keith Phillips talk about how urban America was ripe for the Gospel harvest—and the message stirred his heart.

He began supporting World Impact financially after beginning his engineering career. In 2004, he transitioned to a new career as a financial advisor, and he is currently part-owner of Auxano Advisors, a faith-based wealth management and financial planning firm.

“Just like I have changed over the years and grown, (so has) World Impact,” Dwight said. “But
the love of Christ and the desire to make Christ known hasn’t changed.”

Prioritization of the Gospel

This prioritization of the Gospel urges him and his wife, Mary, to continue supporting World Impact.

They wholeheartedly agree with the practical mission of training and equipping urban leaders, because they see Christ do the same in Scripture.

The Whitings’ support of World Impact has increased Dwight’s awareness of urban life and ministry and caused him to look beyond his immediate setting.

He loves hearing the stories of lives being changed through programs in which he would not normally serve.

Supporting Those Who Go

“God has not put it on my heart to be an urban pastor, but the people that are doing that need to be supported,” Dwight said. “I believe God gave me the career and the means to support those who go.”

Dwight grew up hearing that he must travel overseas to be a missionary. Instead, God has used his financial faithfulness to forge a 40-year friendship with World Impact that has offered hope to communities of poverty worldwide.