Paula White Biography
Paula White ( Paula Michelle White-Cain) is an American non-denominational pastor born on 20th April 1966 in Tupelo, Mississippi, U.S. She is the senior pastor of New Destiny Christian Center in Apoka, Florida and also a host of ‘Paul White Today’. She chairs the evangelical advisory board in Donald Trump’s administration. She is a former co-pastor and co-founder, along with her then-husband Randy White, of Without Walls International Church in Tampa
Paula White Age/ How Old is Paula White
Paula was born on 20th April 1966 in Tupelo, Mississippi, U.S. (52 years as of 2018)
Pastor Paula White Family
Paula was born to Myra Joanelle and Donald Paul Furr III, Her parents separated when Paula was five years old and later her father committed suicide which lead them to poverty. Her mother became an alcoholic and when she was working Paul would be the caregiver to her brother.
At the age of nine, her mother remarried to a two-star admiral in the US Navy and her family moved to the Washington, DC, where her stepfather was stationed to the National Naval Medical Center.
Paula White Husband/ Paul White Marriage
Paula White married Jonathan Cain on 26th April 2015. Paul is a musician who plays with the bands Bad English and Journey. Cain wrote Journey’s hit song ‘Don’t Stop Believin’. Paul was previously married, for the first time, when she was a teenager and got a son from the marriage. In 1984 she converted to Christianity and her marriage ended soon after.
In 1989 Paula married preacher and evangelist Randy White. In 1991 they both co-founded ‘Without Walls International Church’ in Tampa, Florida. The two divorced in 2007 and Paula left Without Walls in 2011. Paula met Randy while Randy came to visit a church where Paula volunteered as a janitor. They became friends and saw each other for a couple of months. During a tour to Israel, less than a year after they met, Randy proposed and Paula accepted.
Paul White Divorce
In 2007 Paula divorced her then husband, Randy White, the divorce was amicable. They were co-founders of ‘Without Walls International Church’ in Tampa, Florida.
Paula during an interview said that after IRS launched a nine-year investigation into the personal and organizational finances, of White and her then husband, Randy in 2004 there was a lot of pressure and even their church staff split in the middle with some turning on the Whites and going to the media. She said that due to “that kind of pressure” and “in a really weak moment” together with her husband they decided to divorce.
Paula said that her husband closed up to her and she kept questioning herself “Why can I win the world and not go home and win the one that I love?”.
She remembered a time Randy took her into a dark room, placed a mask on her, spun her around and told her to find her way out. With tears, White said she sat there for half an hour, scared and calling out to him. He took off her mask and informed her that that is what he felt like he was going through.
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Paula White Children
Paul white has one child, a son Dean Knight from her first marriage. He once was a drug addict and was sexually abused by another male at a White’s staff member’s house.
Paula White Affair
Paula was once pictured with televangelist Benny Hinn in The National Enquirer leaving a hotel in Rome holding hands which led to speculations that they were having an affair and were engaged. White came out to put the rumors to rest and denied the allegations. She said;
“They’re going to talk about you and write … because it sells ragtag magazines. They’re going to lie on you but God’s going to tell you to keep your mouth shut.”
Paul White Ministries
In 1991 Paula and Randy White founded South Tampa Christian Center in Tampa Florida although it was later renamed to ‘Without Walls International Church’. The church struggled financially at first and couldn’t even pay the Whites a salary. From 1991 to 1998 the church changd its location three times until it secured the property at 2511 North Grady Avenue in Tampa, and changed the name of the church to Without Walls International Church.
OPn 12th July 2009 Paula became the senior pastor of the church after her husband Randy stepped down citing health reasons. On 1st January 2011 Paula became the senior pastor of Without Walls Central Church in Lakeland, Florida, making her the pastor of both church locations after Scott Thomas resigned. Later in the year Paula restored both senior pastor positions to Randy White.
In December 2001 Paula White recorded her first broadcast of ‘Paula White Today’ and by 2006 the show appeared on nine television networks.
Paula White Church
On 31st December 2011 Paula was appointed, by the board, as the senior pastor of New Destiny Christian Church in Apopka, Florida succeeding Zachery Tims who had died in August 2011. Tims’ ex-wife Riva filed a lawsuit against the board of directors but quickly dropped it, citing a hold harmless clause in her 2009 marital settlement agreement.
Paula addressed the controversy during a service where she said;
“I’m not asking you to like me. I’m not asking you to love me or respect me, because I’ll do the work to earn that. I always ask people to give me one year of your life and I promise you will be changed.”
Paula became the senior pastor for New Destiny Church Centre officially on 1st January 2012..
Paula White Trump/ Trump Spiritual Advisor
Paula White is Donald Trump’s spiritual advisor, Trump discovered White through watching her TV show and reached out to her by telephone in 2002. Trump even appeared on her television show and he used to bring her to Atlantic City for private Bible studies.
In 2016, James Dobson credited White of having converted Trump into Christianity. Paula was part of part of Trump’s Evangelical Advisory Board during his campaign for US President. On 20th January 2017 she delivered the invocation prayer during Trump’s inauguration ceremony. She has been one of Trump’s spiritual advisers since he took over the office and has held Oval Office prayer circles with him.
Paula White Books
- 2016: God of Timing
- 2015: Clippity Clippitys Exciting Discovery
- 2013: Prayer Confessions: 2nd Edition
- 2009: Dare to Dream: See Yourself as God Sees You
- 2008: First Fruits: From Promise to Provision
- 2008: Move On, Move Up: Turn Yesterday’s Trials Into Today’s Triumphs
- 2008: I Don’t Get Wholeness… That’s the Problem: Making Relationships Work
- 2008: Fasting Made Simple: Road Map, Results, Rewards
- 2007: You’re All That!
- 2007: You’re All That! Understand God’s Design for Your Life
- 2005: Simple Suggestions for a Sensational Life!
- 2005: I Promise You: God’s Assurance for Everyday Living
- 2005: Finding Your Authentic Self
- 2005: Restoration: The Power of the Blood
- 2005: Deal With It! Workbook
- 2004: Deal With It! You Cannot Conquer What You Will Not Confront
- 2004: Principles for Possessing Your Promise: God’s System of Seedtime and Harvest
- 2003: Birthing Your Dreams: God’s Plan for Living Victoriously
- 1998: He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not: What Every Woman Needs to Know about Unconditional Love, But is Afraid to Feel
Paula White Quotes
- Don’t let small minded people cancel the big thoughts and plans God has for you.
- Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
- People cannot make you mad if you don’t let them!! Seek God and His presence.
- You are Gods hands at work in the earth.
- Remember, when something leaves your life, God is making room for something much better to enter! Get ready!
- Your future is found in your daily routine. Successful people do daily what others do occasionally!.
- Don’t let your history hinder you from your destiny… you are only held back by yourself! You aren’t what they say you were, you are who God says you are!
- By your words, you form your destiny – what you say within yourself determines the end promise of your life! Your future lives in your mouth!
- God takes what the enemy meant for your bad and turns it for your good! It wasn’t a set back but a set up! Wait and see what God is getting ready to do for you!
- Champions have the courage to keep turning the pages because they know a better chapter lies ahead.
- Don’t waste another moment crying over what went wrong! If it wasn’t a blessing – it was a lesson.
- This is the best message that I have been responsibly for it. This will help you, A, find your identity. Because you can never overcome life issues. You’ll never overcome your condition without knowing your position. So identity. Significance comes out of identity, meaning life’s purpose, your why in life. But the great thing is this book [‘You are all that’] is so practical.
- Good means ultimately he’s producing character in me to conform me into the image of Christ.
- I came to let you know, God is not going to his authenticity be destroyed.
- I can’t tell what God will do because I’m not God. I can only take you back to biblical principle.
- I don’t go where I’m tolerated. I go where I’m celebrated.
- Let’s say financially. Financially, I personally believe that you should have enough to do the assignment that you feel is part of your life. And whatever that is to do, you’re going to need.
- You’ve been complaining, you’ve been depressed, you’ve been despondent. But take off those garments of heaviness and put back on your garments of praise. I didn’t come when you thought I was going to come, but I’m going to be right on time.
- I believe so many people live what I call that false identity they are living according to other people’s expectations, associations, their experiences, the labels in life. And they buy into that.
- My definition of prosperity would be quite different than what most people probably imagine or think, because I think that a wholeness word that means nothing missing, nothing broken. It’s not finances or materialism.
- I say you have to remember in darkness what he told you in light. And the principle is this that there are times that it does feel like God is playing hide and go seek. But I trust him.
Paula White Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $5 million.
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Judge Orders Pastor Paula White to Pay Woman Over $13,000 in Copyright Lawsuit
Updated On: 4th August 2018
A U.S. District Court in Florida has ordered Pastor Paula White to pay $13,707 to a woman for causing “emotional harm” by suing her for copyright infringement after she posted videos criticizing her church and ministries.
The ruling concerns White’s attempt last year to sue the woman, Shirley Johnson, who posted videos on YouTube using clips and images from the New Destiny Christian Center and Paula White Ministries to criticize them. The lawsuit was dismissed and Johnson filed a countersuit for “malicious prosecution,” according to techdirt.com.
White is the senior pastor at New Destiny Christian Center in Apopka, Florida, and one of President Donald Trump’s spiritual advisers. She has been ordered to pay Johnson $1,207 in economic damages and $12,500 in non-economic compensatory damages, totaling $13,707.
“Johnson’s testimony about the mental anguish she suffered from the Copyright Infringement Action was credible,” the ruling states. “Specifically, Johnson testified about the lack of sleep, diminished enjoyment in various hobbies, and overall worry about the litigation and its consequences on her life.”
The court, it continues, also found that “Johnson, as an individual unfamiliar with the legal process, credibly suffered emotional harm from the Copyright Infringement Action. But as Johnson did not seek medical treatment and her symptoms have abated, the court finds a minimal award for these damages appropriate. Thus, the court awards Johnson $12,500.00 for these damages.”
A ruling in another case Johnson filed against White, for allegedly deliberately misrepresenting copyright infringement, is still pending.
While admitting that lawsuit last September, the court said Johnson had “presented facts sufficient … to draw the reasonable inference that (White) knowingly misrepresented copyright infringement to YouTube.”
Johnson’s complaint claimed that Paula White Ministries “did not hold a valid copyright registration or certificate to the content contained in [Johnson’s] videos at the time of the misrepresentations.”
The complaint also alleged that Johnson’s YouTube channel was used lawfully in accordance with the fair use doctrine.
In the book Blessed by Kate Bowler, a professor at Duke Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina, White is named among a list of prosperity gospel preachers. The book’s introduction says it’s the “first comprehensive American history of one of the most popular Christian movements in the world today.”
“Introducing readers to its most famous faces — celebrities like Joel Osteen, Joyce Meyer, T.D. Jakes, and Paula White — this book gives an intellectual framework for understanding the theology and everyday lives of people who tune in to hear its familiar message: God desires to bless you,” it adds.