John is married to Cathryn, and lives in Howick, Auckland, New Zealand. They have three adult children. Their two sons are happily married and their daughter is the Children and Families Co-ordinator of a large Anglican church. John and his family moved to New Zealand in 1988 prior to gaining residency in 1990.
From school John spent 20 years working in one of the "Big 4" clearing banks in the UK (Lloyds Bank), rising from office boy to head office and branch management.
Then the Lord asked him to give all that up and become involved in Christian radio, both as part of the pioneer team of UCB Europe and then as part of the management team of Radio Rhema Inc, NZ, which he enjoyed for more than 8 years.
Then the Lord asked him to give that up as well and become a full-time church pastor, where he was for over eight years, as the Director of Pastoral Ministries at Greenlane Christian Centre, Auckland, overseeing the cell group ministry, ethnic ministries, pastoral care, and discipleship training. To see more regarding Greenlane Christian Centre visit www.gcc.org.nz.
At the same time John was also a regional adviser for Auckland for the Alpha Course, and is now Alpha's Training Director Alpha Asia Pacific Region.
John White has written books since 1984. The first was God 4 highlighting the position of the Church representing God on Earth today. A personal account of a trip to Israel was written in 1990. John wrote the devotional for NZ’s Christian newspaper Challenge Weekly for 10 years.
Sold Out For Jesus and Ring of Truth –
daily devotionals by John White