Paula White

Television Evangelist
Born Apr 20, 1966

Paula Michelle White is a Christian author, speaker, and church leader. She is co-founder and former senior pastor of Without Walls International Church; a large, influential, non-denominational, charismatic church with two locations in Florida. She hosts a television show, Paula White Today, produced by Paula White Ministries seen on multiple networks including Black Entertainment Television, and the Trinity Broadcast Network.… Read More

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1966 Birth She was born Paula Michelle Furr, April 20, 1966, in Tupelo, Mississippi, to Myra Joanelle and Donald Paul Furr III. … Read More


1984 18 Years Old In 1984, whilst living in Maryland, she converted to Christianity. … Read More


2000 34 Years Old White considers T.D. Jakes her spiritual father. Jakes invited her to speak at his "Woman Thou Art Loosed" conference in 2000.
2004 38 Years Old She also participated in the Mega Fest, hosted by Jakes in Atlanta, in 2004 and 2005. … Read More


2006 - 2007 2 More Events
2008 42 Years Old The Tampa Tribune reported on March 5, 2008 that Without Walls International Church had put its 4,500 - seat Tampa church up for sale, along with its grounds and offices and television studio. … Read More
2009 43 Years Old 1 More Event
White was also a 2009 Trumpet Awards Honoree.
2011 45 Years Old On January 1, 2011, following the resignation of Scott Thomas, White became the senior pastor of Without Walls Central Church in Lakeland, Florida, making her the pastor of both church locations. … Read More
2012 46 Years Old On January 1, 2012, Paula White officially became the Senior Pastor for New Destiny Christian Center in Apopka, Florida. … Read More
2013 47 Years Old 1 More Event
She has received awards for her work, including the Rosa Parks Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013, Impact Leadership Award in 2011; the Humanitarian Award by the Trumpet Award Foundation in 2009; the Behind the Bench "Mind, Body, Spirit Award" from the NBA Wives Organization in 2007, and the "Trailblazer Award" by Jesse Jackson and Rainbow Coalition in 2006. … Read More
2015 49 Years Old On April 27, 2015, Paula married rock musician Jonathan Cain of Journey fame. … Read More
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