Our Pastor
Pastor Terry White

Pastor Terry L. White is a native of Stamps, Arkansas.  He
is a graduate of Henderson State University in Arkadelphia,
AR where he received his Bachelor of Science degree.  He is
also an honors graduate of the Dallas Institute of Funeral
Services.  He pursued further studies at Brite Divinity
School at Texas Christian University in Ft. Worth, Texas.  

Pastor White was called to preach the Gospel Ministry in
1981 under the leadership of Dr. Harry Blake at Mount
Canaan Baptist Church in Shreveport Louisiana.  He was
licensed and ordained by the late Reverend C. J. Wilkins at
Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Houston, Texas.  He is the
former Pastor of Samaria Baptist Church in Van Alstyne,
Texas; Greater New Hope Baptist Church in Sherman,
Texas; and Mount Carmel Baptist Church in Dallas, TX.

In September 1998, he accepted the call of the Marsalis
Avenue Missionary Baptist Church.  Under his dynamic and
visionary leadership, the church continues to grow in
membership and ministry.  The weekly “Prayer and Praise”
Worship is the spiritual catalyst for the church, as Pastor
White is a “Praying Preacher.”  The church has been blessed
to make property acquisitions and complete remodeling
projects.  In April 2007, the church completed its new
addition to a 4,700 sq. ft. “Family Ministry Center” which
consists of a fellowship hall, classrooms, business center, and
executive office/suite.

In July 2009, he received a Certificate for Advanced
Religious Study in Textual, Exegesis, Hermeneutics, and
Homiletics from Oxford University, Oxford, England and a
Sermon Contributor in book entitled Oxford Sermons Vol.
3. Pastor White is also an Alumnus of Bishop College
Scholars of Proclaimers Place at Georgetown College,
Georgetown, KY.

Pastor White Vice Moderator of the North Texas District
Association, a member of the Dallas Baptist Ministries
Union, Oak Cliff Baptist Ministries Union, Baptist
Ministries Conference, the Interdenominational Ministers
Alliance, the National Baptist Convention of America, Inc.,
and National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.

He is the owner and operator of the Angelic Mortuary in
Sherman, Texas.  He is a life member of Kappa Alpha Psi
Fraternity, Inc.

For thirty-three wonderful years, he has been married to
Teresa White; and they have two children, Terris L. White,
M.D., and Tierney