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The Reverend Kevin J. White

The Reverend Kevin James White is a prophetic preacher, passionate leader and eloquent orator engaged in preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For over 31 years, Pastor White has served the global Gospel community and for the last 16 years, served as the Pastor and Senior Servant of New Zion Baptist Church of Elizabeth, New Jersey.


As the Senior Servant, he has utilized his God-given gifts of administration and stewardship to implement an impeccable administrative infrastructure for New Zion. Pastor White has a shepherd’s heart and under his visionary and innovative leadership has propelled the members of New Zion to a higher level of ministry: spiritually, physically, and financially.


Pastor White has many accomplishments, including creating constitution and by-laws and assisting several churches in bringing infrastructure and stability to their ministries. He is especially committed to evangelism and community service and continues to envision programs to include members of the community, such as Harvest for Christ, Christmas Toy Giveaway, and an Annual Thanksgiving Food Basket distribution to seniors. Pastor White is a committed community activist who has formed alliances with local community leaders to serve the Elizabeth, New Jersey community more effectively.


Pastor White founded the Zion Land Summer Camp and Zion Land Academy Child Care Center for our children's spiritual and intellectual development. Under his stellar leadership, both entities came to fruition in August 2009 and September 2020. He currently serves as the CEO of Zion Horizon Enterprises, the umbrella organization for both Zion Land Summer Camp and Zion Land Academy Child Care Center. Zion Horizon Enterprises was established as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.


Continuing in servitude, Pastor White has served as the Financial Secretary of the General Baptist Convention under two administrations and also served as 2nd Vice Moderator of the New Hope Missionary Baptist Association. Pastor White has been elevated to serve as the 2nd Vice President of the General Baptist Convention of New Jersey, Inc.


Pastor White is a Certified Instructor (Ministerial Ethics and Etiquette) of the Sunday School Publishing Board of the National Baptist Convention USA, Inc. He graduated from New York Theological Seminary with a Master of Arts In Transformational Leadership and Administration degree.  Pastor White was honored to receive the Master of Arts In Transformational Leadership and Administration Award for the student who demonstrated academic achievement, motivation, and the implementation of best practice in the field of religious education, religious leadership and administration and pastoral care and counseling. Pastor White is currently pursuing his D. Min with a concentration of Prophetic Urban Ministry.


One of Pastor White’s greatest blessings from God is his wife, the former Dr. Charisse Ballard. He is the proud father of three children: Ketra, David and Deborah, and the doting grandfather of a grandson, Khalil.


The Reverend Kevin J. White is an anointed servant of God and is committed to a life and ministry that is pleasing to God!

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