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Dr. Randy White

Senior Pastor of Without Walls International Church

Dr. Randy White is the powerhouse founder, and Senior Pastor of Without Walls International Church (WWIC), a multiracial, multicultural congregation that has grown from five members to 10,000 members since 1991. Under Dr. White's leadership, Without Walls International Church has twice been named one of the fastest-growing churches in the nation by Church Growth Today.

Known for his dynamic preaching and practical teaching styles, Dr. White brings God's Word to life through sometimes intense, often humorous, and always relevant sermons, and dramatic, entertaining illustrated sermons. He communicates the message of Christ with sincerity while bringing it down to concrete realities for the year 2001 and beyond.

Tenacity and brokenness underscore his success as a respected, and successful evangelist, author and pastor. As an ordained minister he is also known for his pursuit of evangelism and restoration, Randy White comes from a rich heritage of preachers. At age 13, he decided he too would devote his life to ministry by preaching in prisons, on the streets, and in nursing homes.

Still, Randy held on to his dream of becoming a minister. He entered Lee College (now Lee University) and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Ministerial Studies and a Master's Degree in Divinity, and an honorary doctorate in Humane Letters.

His early ministry positions included work with T.L. Lowery - one of the leading pastors in the Church of God denomination, who would later become his mentor. He served on staff with Dr. Lowery and his church of over 5,000 members, for more than 7 years.

In 1990, Randy and his wife Paula, made a leap of faith. They began to reach out to the people that nobody else wanted: the "unchurched", the broken, the derelicts, the Mafia, and the children in the inner cities. Together, in 1991, they eventually opened the doors of South Tampa Christian Center, which would later become Without Walls International Church.

Ten years later, this thriving church has confounded and amazed those who warned the Whites that the "poor" could not support a ministry. Today, Without Wall's membership and the weekly attendance are tangible evidence of its success. Its diverse congregation is a vegetable soup mixture of Africans, African Americans, Whites, Pacific South Islanders, Asians, Hispanics, and Europeans from throughout the world. They are rich, poor, homeless, men, women, children, corporate professionals, CEOs, professional athletes, all searching for one common thing: "Restoration".

Traveling extensively both nationally and internationally, Dr. White's message revolves around the theme of calling people to repentance before God.

He also trains individuals and congregations on how to reach the unchurched, the homeless, and the inner city. Dr. White gives practical and insightful instruction on how to take cities for God.

His vision for the city of Tampa has resulted in more than 200 in-reach and outreach ministries that serve over 15,000 people per week, with an estimated 1,100 conversions weekly. Without Wall's core philosophy is to meet people where they are - and that is often outside the four walls of a church building.

His ministry has been recognized by some of the most influential people of our times, including former U.S. president Bill Clinton, former U.S. president George Bush, Sr., former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, former Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, General Colin Powell, former Vice President Dan Quyale and Boxing's heavy weigh champion, Evander Holyfield for its uncommon approach to solving challenges that affect our nation and the world. Dr. White has taught and trained in Russia, Israel, Puerto Rico, Australia, Singapore, Hawaii, Uganda, South Africa, Canada, Germany, England, Holland and throughout the United States

While the Tampa Tribune in an article by Michelle Bearden titled 'Expensive Walls' reported about Randy Whites $ 2.1 million home:

TAMPA - When preachers Randy and Paula White bought the $2.1 million red-brick house on Bayshore Boulevard last month, they were already thinking ahead to November. ``We always do a `Table in the Wilderness' Thanksgiving dinner for the homeless,'' says Randy White, senior pastor at Without Walls International Church. ``Now that we have the space to do it in our own yard, we'd like to find a way to bus them here for the party.''

The Whites, who came to Tampa 13 years ago, say they sometimes worried they wouldn't have rent money after they started their church in 1991.

Last year, they claimed a combined income of $600,000. Of that, $179,000 is Randy White's annual salary from Without Walls, a church that claims 15,000 members and brings in $10 million yearly in revenues. Co-pastor Paula White, who is gaining international acclaim as a televangelist and speaker, is paid $120,000. They also receive an $80,000 housing allowance from the church.


The Whites also are accountable to an 18-member church board, which sets their salaries, pension plan and housing allowance. According to an outside financial accounting firm, they are not compensated enough for their work.

``For the size of their church and its revenues, they're grossly underpaid,'' says H. Michael Chitwood, who heads Chitwood & Chitwood financial services company. The Tennessee firm works with nonprofit organizations to determine benefit plans and salaries, based on what the Internal Revenue Service allows.

Neither the Ledger nor the Tribune reported on the fact that Randy White and Karl Strader were CEO's of their religious incorporated non profit organization and what this entails.

For the record, none of the major thieving evangelists or CEO's such Randy White, Kenneth Copeland, Oral Roberts, Rodney Howard Browne, Franklin Graham, Karl Strader Or Stephen Strader have earned doctorate degrees never mind a degree in business administration.

Secular presidents of universities and non profit charitable organizations have earned doctorate degrees and are qualified to earn their salary unlike many Pentecostal religious leaders who have honorary degrees bestowed on them by Oral Roberts university.

But greedy and thieving TV evangelists always justify what they are doing because they are uncomfortable with their thievery. Richard Dortch, VP of the PTL club, now an ex felon stated that when he was earning very little he didn't care if people knew but when he was stealing $400,000 he didn't want anybody to know? There are always tell a tale signs about their thievery and live styles that give them away.

Unlike Jesus Christ who owned nothing, Televangelists Jan and Paul Crouch who lost their tax exemption for their Trinity Broadcasting Network are definitely not lacking in any material possession. Their home is described as "a palatial estate with ocean and city views and was purchased for around five million dollars. It has six bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a billiard room, a climate-controlled wine cellar, a sweeping staircase and a crystal chandelier. The three-story, nearly 9,500-square-foot house, has an elevator, also has a six-car garage, a tennis court and a pool with a fountain.

Trinity Broadcasting, established in 1973, has more than 768 TV stations on the air worldwide. The Crouches oversee a $100-million-plus-a-year enterprise. One of the Crouch estates is TBN's ranch in Colleyville, TX, just minutes away from the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. The 80-plus acre ranch contains eight houses and horse stables, is estimated to be worth about $10 million.

Mind you President Clinton did and President Bush does release his total salary and his personal income tax to the public while Billy and Franklin Graham do not. But adulterous and lying Bill Clinton seems to have more integrity and accountability than Southern Baptist Evangelists do in this area?



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