Pastor James White

Pastor James White

Pastor James White is the Senior Pastor of Christ Our King Community Church in Raleigh, North Carolina. He currently serves as Senior Vice President of Leadership Development for the YMCA of the Triangle Area. Pastor White provides direction for the Human Resources and Training and Development departments of the YMCA. He is also a member of the National Training and Leadership Development Advisory Board for the YMCA of the USA. He has served as a keynote speaker for several regional Association of YMCA Professionals conferences.

Pastor White has served in several advisory roles, one being the Director of Research and Development of the Hand Up Foundation. This foundation seeks to provide solutions that will engage and empower organizations and forgotten communities to serve one another. He also served as an adjunct fellow for the Welfare Policy Center at the Hudson Institute which researches innovative welfare reform strategies and assists governments and community based organizations in redesigning welfare systems. He previously served as a board member for Carver Bible College located in Atlanta, Georgia, and has served for four years as the chairman of the board for the Jobs For Life organization.

Pastor White has served as a consultant for several organizations, including large corporations, concerning the issue of diversity and leadership development; he served as a guest lecturer on various motivational topics at several college campuses across the country. Pastor White has also served as a featured speaker for the Canadian Pro Football League, Athletes in Action conference held in Vancouver Canada, and as a chapel speaker for several professional and university football teams.

Pastor White is a contributing author to various publications including the periodical American Outlook, Planting Seeds of Hope, How to Reach African Youth and the African American Devotional Bible. Pastor White is also a recipient of the 2009 Cameron Award for Writing Excellence in recognition of his article for the Association of YMCA Professionals journal Perspective Magazine.

Pastor White has been married for 26 wonderful years to Cynthia. They have three children, Christa 22, Alexis 20 and Justin 19.