J. Robert White Speaks at Thursday Chapel
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Chapel in Broadus Hall
Dr. J. Robert White has served as the Georgia Baptist Convention’s executive director since January 1993. The Convention has more than 1.3 million members and is the state affiliate of the Southern Baptist Convention. Dr. White came to the GBC from First Baptist Church of Paducah, Ky., where he had served as pastor for 11 years. His earlier ministry includes pastoral leadership of churches in Alabama, Indiana, and Georgia.
He has served as a member of the SBC Empowering Kingdom Growth Task Force, the SBC Task Force on Cooperation, the Great Commission Resurgence Task Force, as president of the Kentucky Baptist Convention, as a board member of the Association of Southern Baptist Colleges and Schools, Global Resource Services, the Executive Committee of the Georgia Baptist Convention, and the Board of Trustees at Georgetown College, Kentucky.
Dr. White has been a community leader in several different capacities, including the American Cancer Society, the United Way, the Paducah Housing Authority, and Western Baptist Hospital. He is a regular preacher, speaker, conference leader, and has led evangelistic endeavors across the United States and locations around the world including Hong Kong, Germany, Africa, South America, and South Korea, Moldova, France, Russia, Mexico and India.
Dr. White is a weekly contributor to the Life With Purpose radio program. He has been a weekly host on the GoodNews television program; did a weekly live telecast on WPSD; national telecasts for five years on the ACTS Network while in Paducah, Kentucky; and was the president of the Paducah ACTS Network.
A graduate of Samford University in Alabama, Dr. White received both his Master of Divinity and his Doctor of Ministry degrees from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, and is a member of the honorary society Phi Kappa Phi.
A prolific writer, Dr. White has published several articles in the following magazines: Church Administration, Church Training, and The Baptist Program. He is the author of Healthy Kingdom Churches: Ten Qualities of Healthy Churches
, published by Baxter Press in 2002, and Words of Life
, a collection of his radio devotionals, published by Baxter Press in 2007. Dr. White also writes an article for each issue of The Christian Index.
Dr. White is married to Janice Gail Goodlet of Hialeah, Florida. They have three daughters, Kathy Curtin, Karen Lillard, and Jennifer Millage, and nine grandchildren.