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  • IMG_1698Rev. White attended Tuskegee University and Florida International University, where he received his undergraduate degree in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Business. Rev. White is a graduate of Turner Theological Seminary at the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) in Atlanta, Georgia with a Master of Divinity Degree in Church Administration and Leadership. While at the ITC he distinguished himself as an honor roll student and was the first person ever elected by his peers to represent them as their Male Student Representative to the Board of Trustees for 2 consecutive years. Rev. White is also the recipient of the E.C. Curry Memorial Award for Ecumenical Service. Rev. White has completed all of the coursework and is currently writing his dissertation, A Pastor’s Transitional Manual for the A.M.E. Church for the Doctor of Ministry in Black Church Studies at Ashland Theological Seminary in Ashland, Ohio.

    Rev. White is a former corporate executive with IKON Office Solutions and Pitney Bowes, where he was honored as one of Top Sales Representatives in the entire country. Rev. White is also, the former Media Relations Director for the City of Opa-locka and an Adjunct Professor, with Edward Waters College.
    Rev. White along with his wife, Rev. Maria, were called by God and encouraged by 7 members to launch a new Kingdom Movement in South Florida. On Resurrection Sunday 2012 over 265 people met in Miami Carol City H.S. Auditorium and Immanuel Temple was birthed into existence. Since the 2nd Sunday in April over 310 people have connected with Immanuel Temple and a vision has been cast that is a wholistic approach to ministry that transforms the lives of its members, the community, the nation and the world and is concerned about following Christ by helping God’s people grow in grace and his image, cares about everyone by sharing in love and fellowship and is committed to the community by giving 10% of its income back to the community.

    Rev. White served as the Pastor of Mt. Hermon A.M.E. Church in Miami Gardens from November of 2008 until March 2012. While serving as the Pastor of Mt. Hermon over 700 persons were led to join Mt. Hermon and a renewed commitment to the community, as he lead the Mt. Hermon Church into becoming a church that if it no longer exist, there would be a void in the Miami Gardens Community. A full time Youth Minister, Graphic Artist and a Chief Financial Officer were added to the staff, upgrades in technology in the sanctuary to add Worship Monitors as well as a fully automated administrative office, volunteers were added to assist in administration, small groups were launched for intentional faith development, 3 adjacent lots were purchased for future expansion and over $300,00 were tithed back to the community through such efforts as: Jazz in Garden Outreach, Lenten Shopping Trip for 100 Children who live in the homeless shelter, Teachers Appreciation Week serving 4 Schools in the Miami Gardens Community and Come Together Day. Pastor White & Rev. Maria launched the Journey of Faith Radio Ministry on 103.5FM the Beat, each Sunday morning 6:00-6:30am heard throughout South Florida before a station programming change.

    Rev. White served as the Pastor of New Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church in Tallahassee from November of 2003 until November of 2008. While serving as the Pastor of New Mt. Zion, over 800 persons have been led to join the New Mt. Zion Church. In August of 2006, Pastor White led the New Mt. Zion in completing construction of a $2 Million education and administrative complex addition, along with a complete renovation of the sanctuary, the J. Leander Byrd Center, named after the former pastor of 21 years that will enable New Mt. Zion to be an even greater tool for ministry. Rev. White established the Journey of Faith TV Ministry airing 4 times a week in the Big Bend Area, Journey of Faith Radio Ministry airing each Sunday morning on 96.1FM and the Journey of Faith Internet Ministry broadcasting 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on Rev. White led New Mt. Zion in being the first church in this nation to host An Evening with Alvin Ailey II in February 07, along with a special free school performance. Rev. White has led the church in giving over $400,000 in tithes back to the community through such efforts as Come Together Day, where 2,500 low income children receive free backpacks full of school supplies, along with free haircuts/hairdos, immunization shots and other pertinent information for the entire community. Fasting from Shopping for Lent, where over 60 children shared in a shopping trip to Marshall’s the Saturday before Resurrection Sunday, Given away 5 cars to persons who live in the Tallahassee Housing Authority Complexes, along with many other worthwhile efforts.

    Rev. White previously served as the Pastor of Saint Phillip A.M.E. Church in Monticello, Florida and in less than 2 years the LORD blessed Pastor White to lead that congregation in building Phase I and Phase II of a $700,000+ Expansion/Renovation Project in December of 2002 and August of 2003 respectively.

    Rev. White has received many awards including: African-American Pulpit Top 20 Young Preachers under 40, Miami-Dade County School Board Community Award, Jefferson County Branch N.A.A.C.P. Church Impact Award, Kids Inc. Champion for Children, Tallahassee Community College African-American Calendar Participant, Tallahassee District Pastor of the Year, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. Spiritual Leader of the Year and many others.

    Rev. White shares in marriage and ministry with the Rev. Maria Mallory White, a graduate of Candler School of Theology, with a Master of Divinity and a Master of Theology Degrees. Rev. Maria has also completed all of the coursework and is writing her dissertation for the Doctor of Ministry degree at Ashland Theological Seminary. Rev. Maria owns her own consulting firm, Mallory Ink, where her clients include: Florida A&M University, Emory University, Gospel Today, Capital Outlook, Duke University Divinity School, Florida State University and many others. Rev. Mallory White is a former Visiting Professor of Journalism at Florida A & M University School of Journalism, Media & Graphic Arts and serves as the Executive Editor for the African-American Pulpit. Rev. Maria is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. They are the proud parents of John F. White III “Trey” and Joseph Christian White their gifts from God.

  • IMG_0766A second-generation African Methodist Episcopal Church preacher, the Reverend Maria Mallory White, daughter of the late Reverend Joyce C. Mallory and the late Doctor Eddie D. Mallory, is a graduate of the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, where she earned Master of Divinity and Master of Theology degrees.

    Reverend Mallory White worked as a national journalist prior to receiving God’s call to ministry. A graduate of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, she began her writing career with Business Week, working in the New York City headquarters office, as well as the Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Atlanta bureaus. Reverend Mallory White joined U.S. News & World Report in 1995. She served on the team that covered the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta and went on to become the first African American to ascend to the level of editorial management at the magazine.

    She has served as executive editor of The African American Pulpit, the preeminent journal on Black preaching, and, under the professional banner MalloryInk, Reverend Mallory White provides writing and editing services, as well as media relations and communication consulting. In 2008, she served as the media liaison of the 48th Quadrennial Session of the General Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

    Reverend Mallory White has also served as a staff writer for The Baltimore Sun and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. As a professional journalist and frequent freelance contributor, her work has appeared in numerous outlets, including Duke School of Divinity’s Faith & Leadership Web site; Black Enterprise magazine; online business journal Knowledge@Emory; Tallahassee’s Capital Outlook newspaper; Goizueta, Emory University’s business school magazine; Florida State University media and communications collateral; and the nationally distributed Gospel Today magazine.

    Since moving to Florida in 2002, Reverend Mallory White has worked as a professor of journalism at Florida A & M University, adviser for The Famuan, the university’s award-winning newspaper, and as director of editorial services for a Tallahassee-based publisher of regional magazines.

    Rev. Mallory White has completed all of the course work for the Doctor of Ministry degree in Black Church Studies at Ashland Theological Seminary, Ashland, Ohio. A member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., she and her husband, the Reverend John F. White II, serve as the servant leaders of Immanuel Temple. They are the grateful parents of two sons, John F. White III, “Trey” and Joseph Christian White.