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Dr. James Emery White

  • Ranked Adjunct Professor of Theology and Culture

First Year at Gordon-Conwell:



  • B.S (Appalachian State University)
  • M.Div., Ph.D. (The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary)


Dr. White is the founding and senior pastor of Mecklenburg Community Church in Charlotte, North Carolina.He has also served in pastoral capacities at churches in North Carolina and Indiana, has been an adjunct faculty member of several seminaries, and has been a visiting professor and guest lecturer at a number of seminaries and theological schools in the U.S., Russia and England. While in graduate school, he was awarded a rare double Garrett teaching fellowship in both New Testament and Theology.

He is the author of 14 books, including A Mind for God; Serious Times, a Gold Medallion finalist; Embracing the Mysterious God, a Christianity Today book-of-the-year award winner; The Prayer God Longs For; Rethinking the Church; and A Search for the Spiritual, also a Gold Medallion nominee. In addition, he has been a contributing author to nine books and was consulting editor for The Holman Bible Handbook. His articles have appeared in numerous newspapers, as well as leading Christian magazines and journals such as Leadership Journal and Decision.

He and his wife, Susan, have four children: Rebecca, Rachel, Jonathan and Zachary.