Jim White

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Senior Pastor of Mecklenburg Community Church
Senior Pastor

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, Christianity for People Who Aren’t Christians and After "I Believe" and his latest book Hybrid Church: Rethinking the Church for the Post-Christian Digital Age. Jim and his wife, Susan, have four children and 15 grandchildren (and counting)!

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Hybrid Church: Rethinking Church for a Post-Christian Digital Age

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly every church in the US has had to adopt new ministry strategies, including digital technologies they may have avoided before. In Hybrid Church, James Emery White asks churches to see this as a positive and keep a dual physical and digital strategy to reach a post-Christian culture in a digital age.