Bishop Lawrence White is a servant leader in the hilltop community of Tacoma, Washington. He is the pastor/teacher of the Church of the Living God Temple #202 now in his nineteenth year and the former Overseeing Elder of the Eleventh Diocese, which included Washington, Oregon and Northern California.

As a native son of the Great Plains of Nebraska, born seventh of eight original children to Clifford L. and Dorotha M. White of Omaha, Nebraska. He has been blessed with a beautiful wife Audrey of seventeen years and three wonderful children Monique, Matthew and Mark.

His formal training includes a B. S. degree from Dana College in Blair, Nebraska and he received his Masters of Divinity at Faith Seminary and Doctoral work at Faith Seminary in Tacoma, WA., with a focus on collaborative leadership development.

Professionally he brings eighteen years of corporate management experience with Centurylink Communications Inc., (formerly US West Communications) He offers a wealth of experiences ranging from Sales, Marketing, Market Analysis, Economic Forecasting, Product Management, Strategic Planning, Customer Service, Diversity training, Conflict Resolution training. In addition to being Pastor of the Church of the Living God, he is also Executive Director of the Vision Center.

The Vision Center was established June 28, 1998 to improve the quality of life in Pierce County. This is being accomplished through programs and activities that address education, youth and family development, parent education, community concerns, and economic empowerment.

He has a straight-forward, "tell-it-like-it-is" approach to current issues combining biblical integrity, relevance and a energetic speaking gift coupled with more than 20 years of management and leadership experience makes Bishop White a dynamic and much sought-after biblical and motivational speaker. He is renowned for the warmth and humor he uses to bring his insights and anecdotes to life.





Matthew, Bishop White, First Lady Audrey White and Mark