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Rev. Dennis White and Rev Jessy Dixon both seen here
with Pastor Holmes Williams (left) at the People's Cathedral from
May 10th through May 13th 7:00pm nightly. People are being blessed
indeed under the ministry of these two mighty men of God. CONTACT
|Rev Dennis White sponsored by The
Pentecostal Assemblies of the West Indies will be the guest speaker
at the Pentecost Sunday service at the Gymnasium on Sunday May
15th 5:00pm. Come and celebrate the birthday of Christ's Church.
The New Testament Church of God Choir will sing praises to God
and other special music will thrill our souls.
White was the main speaker at the People's Cathedral along with
the inspirational gospel singer
Jessy (seen here in Barbados) .sang
and played his first song at the age of five. Jessy toured with
Paul Simon performing concerts in the United States, France,
Europe, Canada, Scandinavia, Israel, and Japan.
Rev Dennis White was the senior pastor of
the Nairobi Pentecostal Church, Valley Road, one of the largest
growing assemblies in Nairobi
When complications developed in her pregnancy
threatening Dennis' safe delivery, his mother prayed for God's
intervention promising she would give the child to God if he
Dennis White was born on August 25, 1936 in St. Michael
Village, Barbados, West Indies. He was the first
born of Oliver and Emmy White who are originally from Africa. He was
converted in 1942 at the age of six.
Dennis met Esther in Bible College and they were married in 1958.
They have a son, two daughters and six grandchildren.
Dennis' call to full-time ministry was confirmed at the age of 18
when his mother told him about her prayer at the time of his birth.
Dennis went to West Indies School of Theology where he obtained a
Diploma in Theology. He was ordained in 1960 by the Pentecostal Assemblies
of Canada. He pastored Aroma Church in 1957 on the Island of Trinidad,
and Bethsaida Church from 1958-1960 on the Island of Antigua. He served
Roseah Church from 1960-1969 on the Dominica Island. From 1970 to
1976, he served as president of West Indies School of Theology. Pastor
White also served as the General Superintendent of the Pentecostal
Assemblies of God in the West Indies.
Following this, the Whites were again led to a pastoral ministry.
From 1982 to 1985 they pastored a large congregation, Evening Light
Church in Bermuda and later moved to First Assembly Calvary Church
(POAC) in Alberta Canada. Presently, they serve at the Nairobi Pentecostal
After their arrival attendance tripled, prompting the Whites to start
new congregations in different parts of the city, including NPC West
begun in 1994 which now has their own sanctuary and NPC South begun
in 1997. In 1998, NPC Central started a Church in Westlands to reach
out to the thousands of professionals and business people living in
the Asian Community there. The NPC churches also have a radio ministry
which runs six weekly programs. They are very socially active in ministering
to children, teens, single mothers, widows and women in general, the
sick and the bereaved. In a decade, the church has grown from one
to four congregations and from 3,000 to over 10,000 in attendance.
Pastor White now leads a team of 10 pastors and a staff team of 112
members with seven more pastors in training at Pan Africa Christian
College and Nairobi Pentecostal Bible College.
In the light of the plight of street children in Nairobi, the Whites
started NPC Kiserian headed by Mrs. Esther White. Facilities were
constructed to house a congregation, a school, dormitories, a clinic,
a cafeteria and staff who care for over 100 street children and reach
out to the surrounding community. The Church's Parental Sponsorship
Program provides members with opportunities to help the street children
become responsible members of society in the context of a home.
In response to the lack of schools in Nairobi for the ever-growing
population and to the need for sound education based on Christian
principles, NPC Academy was established several years ago. The school
now has 900 children and 40 teachers.
The Whites have challenged African Christians who think missions
are the work of white people to identify unreached peoples and send
missionaries to them. The Pentecostal Assemblies of God in Kenya,
to which NPC is affiliated support about 20 missionaries, most of
whom are located in the semi-arid areas of Kenya. One of the projects
was to furnish each mission station with a water system and a tank.
The churches also raise money and collect goods to be donated to those
in need. Last year NPC sent a local missionary couple to Rwanda. After
the genocide in Rwanda, the church participated in the relief efforts.