As an unsaved teenager, someone said to Pastor White that Jesus Christ was his best friend. At the time, Pastor White thought this was crazy--how could a dead person be your best friend? However, that statement never left his mind. After high school, he began his search to find the truth. He started reading his Bible, and eventually came across the word “tithe.” It was explained to him what it meant, and so he decided he needed to find a church to give his “tithes.” In the process of time, he learned and understood about the free gift from God that was his for the receiving - salvation. So, on April 6, 1975, Pastor White asked Jesus Christ to be his Lord and Saviour, a decision he has never regretted.
In 1978, he went off to Bible School, and upon graduation, he started a church in Ottawa, Ontario, where he served the Lord faithfully for 18 years. In 1999, he and his family moved out to the West Coast, where he eventually started Grace Baptist Church.
On October 3, 1999, Grace Baptist Church had their first service meeting in the Pavilion of Bear Creek Park in Surrey. God has since faithfully led the church every step of the way.
The Lord has enabled GBC to start many ministries geared towards children, teens, college-aged young people, ladies, men, music, and so on. God has also led GBC to start both a Bible College (Pacific West Baptist College) and also “Soul Winners University”.
Pastor White has a deep desire to please God, and to win lost souls for Christ. He is an old-fashioned Bible preacher, his only textbook being the Bible. Under the blessed hand of God, Grace Baptist Church has grown into a family of believers whose ministry extends from Surrey, BC and around the globe through our missionaries.