Pastor James White is an anointed and dynamic teacher known for presenting God’s Word in a manner that is revelatory, comprehensive, and relevant for everyday life, and he is the Pastor-Teacher of Eden Christian Center of Phoenix AZ where he has served the people of God as Pastor since August 2016. He is responsible for preaching-teaching, vision casting, and leadership development – along with all other tasks that go along with pastoral ministry.
Prior to founding and pastoring Eden Christian Center, Pastor White was an Associate Minister at 3,000+ member Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church of Phoenix Arizona for twelve years where he served the late Bishop Alexis A. Thomas and the members of Pilgrim Rest as teacher, preacher, marriage/ baptism officiant, and served in other related ministerial duties.
While in his last assignment just before entering Pastoral Ministry, Pastor White saw his Sunday school class grow from a small handful of Believers to over 100 men and women faithful in weekly attendance.
In 2014, The Lord told Pastor White to “get up and go to a place that I will show you.” This led him to create James White Ministries, a Biblical teaching ministry designed to grow the servant, magnify the Master, and deepen the relationship between Lord and Believer. This ministry subsequently flourished under the Hand of God and in August 2016, Living Water Bible Study became Eden Christian Center, a church founded on authentic love that attracts the broken, heals the hurting, and is the church where Believers Grow Deep so they can Live Tall!
Pastor White is married to the lovely Lady Fely White and they have five children and four grandchildren. They enjoy worship, spending quality time together, travelling, loving each other and having fun.