Meet Our Pastor
Reverend Charles L. White, Jr.
Known as a strategic thinker, coalition builder, visionary and activist and believing in the urgency of now, Reverend Charles L. White, Jr. has dedicated his life to the cause of civil and human rights. A native of the Sea Islands of Charleston, SC, he earned a BA in Religious Studies from the University of South Carolina and a MA of Divinity from Gammon Theological Seminary of the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, GA.
Reverend White is married to Adrienne Thompson and has raised two fine sons: both Veterans of the War in Iraq, and four grandchildren.
Reverend White serves in leadership capacities of many organizations that champion the cause of social change. He has been most recognized for his ability to influence and motivate young African American males and is the founder and CEO of Brothers United for Change. Reverend White is an ordained Elder and Full Member of the South Carolina Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, where he has served as a Lay Campus Minister at the University of South Carolina and Columbia College. Reverend White served six years as senior pastor of Clover Parish, which includes the Clover Chapel, Green Pond, and Mount Harmony United Methodist Churches, where he began numerous ministries and led in the development of several church and community initiatives.
Among his numerous awards - the 2009 recipient of the NAACP’s Medgar Evers Award, the highest honor bestowed on a NAACP National Staff member. He earned recognition by the South Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee House of Representatives for his outstanding work in civil rights. He is also a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and a charter member of the Rho Phil Lambda Chapter in Metro-Atlanta.