Reverend Dr. Henry Y. White was appointed Senior Pastor of Campbell A.M.E. Church on April 24, 2015. He was born in Jacksonville, Florida and grew up in Japan and the District of Columbia where he attended public schools. He attended Eastern High School and later graduated from Cardoza High School. Educational accomplishments include a Bachelor of Arts from Federal City College, the Masters of Divinity Degree from Howard University School of Divinity, and the Doctor of Ministry Degree from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.
Dr. White is well known as a powerful preacher and bible teacher. He believes that the miracles, healings and promises in the word of God will be manifested in our lives even today when applied by faith. These promises in the word of God have been manifested and realized in Dr. White’s ministry of over 34 years. As a spirit-filled, spirit-led visionary, Pastor White is passionate about ministry, placing special emphasis upon addressing needs and finding joy in helping others to be all they can be in Christ. He is dedicated to a discipline of prayer, fasting and the study of the word of God, which empowers him for the work of ministry.
Dr. White is a noted community activist in the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and has received national media attention on various community projects; including the “Operation Jericho,” a community led fight to stop illegal drug activity, the “Project Nehemiah” also known as “The Miracle on Constitution Avenue”, which led to the renovation of two vacant properties and two 30 year condemned properties, creating rental units and an office building. He is responsible for creating various ministries including, veterans ministries; a prison ministry, the “Manna Ministry” which serves the homeless population, and a bus ministry providing transportation for seniors.
He has ministered in various countries including Lusaka, Zambia, Lesotho, Southern Africa, Johannesburg and Cape Town South Africa and Port of Spain Trinidad, Holy Land and Rome, Italy. He performed missionary work in Port-Au-Prince Haiti. He is also the recipient of numerous awards including, Outstanding Young Men in America, the NAACP Award of Excellence for Community Leadership and the Pilgrims Award from the Mayor of Tel Aviv, Israel.
Prior to his current appointment, Dr. White was the Senior Pastor of Turner Memorial A.M.E. Church in Hyattsville, Maryland. He served as Senior Pastor of Brown Memorial A.M.E. Church on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C. for over 20 years and formerly pastored Saint Paul A.M.E. Church, Washington, D.C., Campfield A.M.E. Church, and Union Bethel A.M.E. Church, both in Baltimore County, Maryland. He serves on numerous boards and commissions, including the Board of Examiners for the Washington Conference A.M.E. Church, Washington Conference Board of Trustees, and the Mayor’s Interfaith Advisory Council and is a former president and member of the Ministerial Alliance of Washington, D.C. and Vicinity.
He is a distinguished former member of the 82nd Airborne Division, U.S. Army, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Dr. White is married to the Reverend Rowena Webster-White, an ordained itinerant elder in the A.M.E. Church. She is a former supervisor of the Third Episcopal District Women’s Missionary Society of the A.M.E. Church. They are the proud parents of Henry Christopher and Angela Christina.