|Born||? years before Rapture|
|Occupation||Businessman, later head of the International Commodity Co-op|
|Relatives||Felicia Whalum (wife), children (raptured)|
|Spiritual State||Saved during the Tribulation|
|First Appearance||The Remnant|
Lionel Whalum became a believer and a member of the Tribulation Force. He was a businessman who had three children who all became believers prior to the Rapture. One of his friends, a businessman who was in real estate, was also a believer and tried to help Lionel come to knowing Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior before he vanished. When the Rapture took place, Lionel and his wife suddenly became believers. Lionel continued as a businessman, working under the radar of the Global Community during the Tribulation, when the Tribulation Force came across him through The Co-op. When Chloe Williams was captured by the Global Community and then executed, Lionel took over running The Co-op until the end of the Tribulation.
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