Paula White

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Paula White
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Special Advisor to the
Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives
Assumed office
November 2019
PresidentDonald Trump
Personal details
Paula Michelle Furr

(1966-04-20) April 20, 1966 (age 56)
Tupelo, Mississippi, U.S.

Paula Michelle White-Cain (née Furr; April 20, 1966) is an American preacher, author, televangelist and exponent of prosperity theology, a controversial religious belief that assumes that material prosperity is a proof of God's grace.

White became chair of the evangelical advisory board in Donald Trump's administration.[1][2] In November 2019, Trump appointed White as special advisor to the Faith and Opportunity Initiative at the Office of Public Liaison.[3][4]

From 2014 until May 2019,[5][6][7] she was senior pastor of New Destiny Christian Center, in Apopka, Florida, a non-denominational, multicultural megachurch. She was formerly the co-pastor of Without Walls International Church in Tampa, Florida, a church she co-founded with pastor and then-husband Randy White in 1991.

She was listed number three on the "50 Most Powerful 2017: Philanthropy & Community Voices" list in the Orlando Magazine July 2017issue.[8]

References[change | change source]

  1. Zauzmer, Julie (December 29, 2016). "Paula White, prosperity preacher once investigated by Senate, is a controversial pick for inauguration". The Washington Post. Retrieved December 30, 2016.
  2. "Who's who in the inauguration ceremonies". Fox News. January 19, 2017.
  3. Perry, Douglas (November 4, 2019). "Paula White, Donald Trump's new adviser, ratchets up rhetoric, denounces 'demonic' networks opposing president's 'calling'". Oregon Live.
  4. Peters, Jeremy W.; Dias, Elizabeth (November 2, 2019). "Paula White, Newest White House Aide, Is a Uniquely Trumpian Pastor". The New York Times.
  5. "Paula White, Trump's spiritual adviser, leaves Florida church with new ambitions". Baptist News Global. May 9, 2019. Retrieved June 20, 2019.
  6. Blair, Leonardo (May 8, 2019). "Paula White installs son as pastor of her church; plans to plant 3,000 churches, start university". Christian Post. Retrieved June 20, 2019.
  7. Kuruvilla, Carol (May 8, 2019). "Paula White, Trump's Spiritual Adviser, Leaves Florida Church With New Ambitions". HuffPost. Retrieved June 20, 2019.
  8. Leusner, Jim; Glenn, Barry (July 2017). "50 Most Powerful 2017: Philanthropy & Community Voices". Orlando Retrieved June 20, 2019.

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