Henry Webb’s story started in Atlanta, Georgia. He was raised under the eyes of his mother Mrs. Pinkey Willis, a host of relatives, and a community that stretched across the city. As a child, “Little Henry” attended Antioch Baptist and was baptized at age 11.
In 1952, at the age of 16, Henry enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in the 82nd Airborne as a paratrooper and in the infantry during the Korean Conflict. Upon his discharge he returned to Atlanta, reunited with Antioch Baptist Church, attended school, started a family, and went to work.
Following his move to Boise, Idaho in 1984, Henry made major changes in his life, uniting with St. Paul Baptist Church and committing to walk with God for the rest of his life. He joined St. Paul under the leadership of Dr. H. Lincoln Oliver and immediately became active in the fellowship, singing in the choir, serving as a Sunday School and Bible School Teacher, on the Trustee Board, and working with the Laymen and the Prison Ministry.
Henry was ordained as a Deacon at St. Paul and continued in that capacity until he was called to the ministry and licensed to preach. During that time II Timothy 2:15 spoke to him:
“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” KJV
In 1998, he enrolled in classes at Boise Bible College and committed to better equip himself for the ministry. Henry took a class each term, slowly working his way through a degree program. He remembers classes with Mr. Beckman and took preaching classes from John Whittaker. He took most of our basic classes including Old and New Testament Intro, Survey of Bible Doctrine, Christian Ethics, The Book of Acts, and the History of the Restoration Movement. He rather enjoyed attending with “all those young people”.
Life After Boise Bible College
Henry was ordained to the work of the Gospel Ministry under the authority and order of the St. Paul Baptist Church and the leadership of Pastor Michael J. Ross, Sr. on June 10, 2001. He went on to graduate from Boise Bible College with an Associate of Science degree in 2006 at age 70.
Today, at a young 84 years, Henry serves as the Assistant to the Pastor, Advisor and Instructor for the Laymen’s Ministry, and joyously shares the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ daily. He served as the Chaplain for the Idaho State Senate from 2007-2008.
Henry is married to Cherie Buckner-Webb. Their family includes eight adult children!