AUTHOR. TEACHER. MOTHER. SPIRIT-LED PREACHER.
She is the Senior Pastor of New Destiny Christian Center since January 1, 2012. By sharing her story of overcoming tragedy and finding restoration through the power of Christ, she has impacted people from every walk of life around the world. Whether men, women, or children... business executives, currently unemployed, or college students... wealthy, impoverished, hopeful, or in despair, Paula can relate to them... and through her transparent and heartfelt love of God, they can relate to her.
Born in the small town of Tupelo, Mississippi, at the age of five Paula's world was thrown into a tailspin when her father committed suicide. The tragedy turned her family upside-down, and Paula's childhood was marred by sexual and physical abuse, leading to feelings of abandonment, confusion, and betrayal during her teenage years. But at the age of 18, Paula was introduced to the Gospel, and her life began to transform: soon after, she gave her life to God, and received a vision that she was to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ around the world.
Today, as a much-in-demand speaker and teacher of the Gospel, she continues to travel extensively to fulfill her mandated mission: to transform lives, heal hearts, and win souls. Videos produced by Paula White Ministries are available to view including "Paula Today", "Just Paula", and various daily streaming content.
PAULA WHITE THE AUTHOR
Pastor Paula White has written many books on various topics that have touched the lives of many readers. As an author, Paula White has sold millions of books encouraging people to live their best life. She has shown the body of Christ, as well as non-believers, how to transform their lives through biblical principles.
RECOGNITION IN MINISTRY
She has received the 2011 Impact Leadership Award during the 5th Annual International Financial and Leadership Sumitt in Houston, Texas; the 2009 Humanitarian Award by the Trumpet Award Foundation; the 2007 Behind the Bench "Mind, Body, Spirit Award" from the NBA Wives Organization, and the 2006 "Trailblazer Award" by Jesse Jackson and Rainbow Coalition.
A PROVEN LEADER
Pastor Paula White continues to be an inspiration to millions around the world - and was featured as one of the five most innovative and impacting church leaders of today in the book "Holy Mavericks, Evangelical Innovators and the Spiritual Marketplace" (Lee & Sinitiere, New York University Press).