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New GCTS president White to speak at Union Feb. 8

James Emery White, pastor of Mecklenburg Community Church in Charlotte, N.C., spoke to freshman at Union during the fall semester in 2004. (Photo by Morris Abernathy)
James Emery White, pastor of Mecklenburg Community Church in Charlotte, N.C., spoke to freshman at Union during the fall semester in 2004. (Photo by Morris Abernathy)

JACKSON, Tenn.Jan. 31, 2006 – James Emery White, newly-elected president of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and author of 10 books, will be the guest speaker at Union University’s annual Crabtree Lectures Feb. 8.

White will speak in a 10 a.m. chapel service that day on the topic, “Building Healthy Relationships.” The service is free and open to the public.

“Dr. White is a brilliant thinker, a gifted communicator and one of the truly outstanding spokespersons on issues of Christianity and culture in our country,” Union University President David S. Dockery said. “It is a great honor for Union to have him visit our campus. Our students are in for a real treat.”

White is the founder and senior pastor of Mecklenburg Community Church in Charlotte, N.C. His books include such titles as “Serious Times,” “The Prayer God Longs For,” “Rethinking the Church,” “Embracing the Mysterious God” and “A Search for the Spiritual.”

White holds master of divinity and doctor of philosophy degrees from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and has done advanced study at Vanderbilt University and postdoctoral studies at Oxford University in England.

He will take over as GCTS president July 1.


Media contact: Tim Ellsworth, news@uu.edu, 731-661-5215

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