Dr. James Emery White
James Emery White, Ph.D. is the founding and senior pastor of Mecklenburg Community Church (Meck). Under his leadership, Meck has grown to tens of thousands active attenders. He is the president of Serious Times, a ministry that explores the intersection of faith and culture and hosts churchandculture.org. He holds a Master of Divinity degree and a Ph.D. from Southern Seminary. He has also studied at Vanderbilt University and Oxford University in England. Dr. White is a former professor of theology and culture at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, where he also served as their fourth president. He is the author of more than twenty books including The Rise of the Nones, Serious Times, and A Mind for God. His most recent releases are Christianity for People Who Aren’t Christians and After "I Believe." Pastor Jim and his wife, Susan, have four children and 14 grandchildren (and counting)!