Dr.R. L. White, Jr. is one who has heard and is hearing the voice of Jesus, and because of this, he is the successful Pastor and Founder of the Mount Ephraim Baptist Church.The word ‘ephraim” means doubly fruitful and truly Mount Ephraim has been fruitfully blessed through administration and leadership of Dr. White.He is anointed, spirit-filled servant for the Lord who works relentlessly spreading God’s word across the country and abroad.
Pastor White strongly believes that one can never learn enough.He graduated (with honors) in May of 1996 receiving the Doctoral Degree from the Interdenominational Theological center.Other academic achievements include a Master of Divinity Degree from the Morehouse School of Religion at ITC in 1987, an Associate Degree at Atlanta Junior College and a Bachelor of Ministry Degree from Luther Rice Seminary.In addition, Dr. White is accredited with the following awards:
• Who’s Who in American Jr. Colleges (1983)
•Highest Grade Point average (1983)
•W.E.B.Dubois Community Service Award
•The I. R. Clark Preaching Award (1986)
•The Union BaptistChurch Scholarship (1986)
•National Dean’s List (1986)
•NAACP Religion Excellence Award (1988)
•Religion Award Concerned Black Clergy (‘91)
•President National Alumni Assoc. ITC (‘91)
•WAOK Radio - Pastor of the Year (1991)
•Who’s Who among Intellectuals In the World(‘91)
•Board of Directors - Atlanta Interfaith Broadcast('92)
•President - Atlanta Chapter NAACP (1997-present)
• Chieftaincy/Word Power Ministries, Inc
Installation - Tema, Ghana (West Africa)(2001)
•NAACP Trumpet Award(2003)
•MLK Gold Medallion Peace Award(2003)
Treasurer on Board of Trustees ITC(2006)
Secretary on Board of Trustees ITC(2008)
~In February 2008, Dr. White celebrated 40 years of preaching God’s Word!
~June 15, 2010, Dr. White, founder and organizer of the Mount Ephraim Baptist Church celebrated its 40th Anniversary!
Pastor R. L. White is a nationally acclaimed gospel artist who co-produced several musical projects, including, “I Shall Not Be Moved”, - which was among the top 40 albums to make theNational Gospel Billboard chart, “Hold On And Don’t Let Go” -which was recorded during Mount Ephraim’s Silver Anniversary celebration.“Blest Be the Tie”, was released in 1999.“Change Me”, was released March 2001, “Angels Charge Over Me”, was released in 2003.“Moving to A New Address”, was released in 2006.
The latest recording “Hold Out” Celebrating Mt. Ephraim’s 40th Anniversary featuring the “200 Voice Anniversary Choir” was released January 1, 2010.
A self taught musician with tremendous musical abilities, Dr. White has become proficient on several musical instruments and loves to sing praises to the Lord. He is also directs two of the church’s choirs, the Senior Choir, and the Sanctuary/Mass Choir (which recently combined).In addition, he has authored several doctrinal books, Baptist Beware! (‘81), Read It Right, The Bible (‘83),The Preacher/Deacon Dilemma (‘97)andI Don’t Need Counseling, I Ain’t Crazy, published in 1999, Determined To Be A Good Pastor, Teacher, Leader, published in 2002 and Negro-Ology, published in 2006.
Pastor White is a member of numerous organizations designed for ministering to the whole person.He is married to Mrs. Lorraine Jacques White, who has added immeasurably to his life.Pastor White travels extensively to different states conducting revivals and religious meetings.In August of 1992, the city officials of Macon, Georgia set aside a special day in honor of Dr. White and declared an “Rev. R. L. White Day”.He was honored with a key to the city of Macon along with many other prestigious awards and honors.He continues to be humble as he allows the Lord to use him in the up building of His kingdom.
He has traveled throughout the United States as well as Egypt, France, England, Germany, Canada, The Holy Land, South America, The Virgin Island, Ghana West Africa, the Bahamas, Aviano, Italy and Shape Belgium.
The ministry continues to grow as Dr. White reaches out to the world via the media, on radio and on television on The Word Channel Network (aired on over 60 mil. outlets).We give thanks unto the Lord for Dr. R. L. White, as he spreads God’s word to the Nation and to the World.
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