Bishop Robert E. White, Pastor

Bishop's Desk

Greetings in the precious name of our Lord Jesus Christ!

My friends we are living in a day and time in which those who are in the body of Christ are increasingly coming under attack for what we believe and practice. Our values, our morals, and our core beliefs are constantly being attacked and undermined. Biblical truths and doctrines are being questioned. People are seeking to make the bible fit their point of view instead of them fitting the bible’s point of view.

Elements within our society are making a mockery of the word of God. While it is true God hates sin, it is also true that He loves the sinner. “For God so loved the world that He sent His only begotten son. That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but hath everlasting life. For God sent not His son to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved”. (John 3:16-17)

I am of the opinion that we as the “Church” have been silent and idle for too long. It is time for us not to be “ashamed of the gospel of Christ”. We need to train our children in the ways of the Lord; to seek the “salvation” of those we know are “lost”; and to seek to reconnect those who have disconnected from the church.

We have been called upon by our Lord to be “lights” in darkness, as believers we must maintain our witness to the world that they may see in us Christ and be drawn to the one who declared “if I be lifted up; I will draw all men unto me”! (John 12:32)


Bishop's Bio

Bishop Robert E. White has been preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ for 39 years.

This journey began at Peace Baptist Church of Washington, D.C., where he was licensed as a minister. In 1973 he became the student assistant at the First Rising Mount Zion Baptist Church under the pastorate of the late Reverend Ernest R. Gibson. It was also while at First Rising Mount Zion that he began this theological studies at Howard University Divinity School and Inter-Met Theological Seminary.

After a 3 year period of training Bishop White returned to his home church Peace Baptist, under the pastorate of Reverend Arie L. Mangrum, Jr. In 1976, Bishop White was ordained and called to the pastorate of the Seat Pleasant Baptist Church, Seat Pleasant, MD. It was at Seat Pleasant Baptist Church that proved to be a training ground for what God had in store.

In 1981, along with 22 other “believers” they established the New Hope Baptist Church.

Under Bishop White’s leadership a new church edifice was constructed in what originally was a two bedroom house. Additional properties have been purchased at 3415 and 3413 Pumphrey Drive, which serve as fellowship hall, classrooms and educational space.

Bishop White has preached and taught in the surrounding metropolitan area and as far away as California.

In the year of our Lord 2006, Bishop White was consecrated a bishop, at the request of Bishop C. Anthony Muse, Presiding Prelate of the Ark United Christian Community of Churches, International.

Bishop White serves in the church and community in the following capacities:

  1. Vice Bishop of Ark United Christian Community of Churches, Int. , Upper Marlboro, MD
  2. Chair, Membership Committee of the Missionary Baptist Ministers’ Conference of D.C. and Vicinity
  3. Professor, Southern Baptist Bible Institute, Washington, D.C.

Bishop White holds the following degrees:

  1. Associate of Arts, Federal City College, Washington, D.C.
  2. Bachelor of Arts Biblical Studies, Andersonville Theological Seminary, Georgia
  3. Masters of Divinity, Faith Christian University and Seminary, Washington, D.C.
  4. Doctor of Ministry, Faith Christian University and Schools, Washington, D.C.

Bishop White credits his success in life and ministry not only to the Lord but to his wife of over 42 years, Joanne.

Bishop White’s life motto is “Follow after me as we follow after Christ”.