Making Disciples of Jesus Christ with the Word of God
for the Glory of God!
DIVINE INITIATIVE MINISTRIES
The Preaching and Teaching Ministry of Dr. Jeffery S. White
About Divine Initiative
Dear Ministry Partners:
We are excited to welcome you to the new website of Divine Initiative Ministries. We are excited to launch this new ministry and see how God will use it to further His Kingdom, and we want you to be a significant part of its outreach.
What does Divine Initiative hope to accomplish? We desire that professing believers everywhere be fervent in their loving devotion to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. As a result, this ministry is committed to the bold, uncompromising, expositional proclamation of God’s Word wherever the Lord opens the doors for His Gospel to go forth. When that happens, He builds His Church and broadens His Kingdom.
We pray the resources you find here will encourage you in your Christian life to be a faithful and fruitful disciple of Jesus Christ. Further, we hope they provide you with valuable tools to live solely for God and His glory, so much so that the saved will be edified, the sinner will be evangelized, and the Savior will be exalted.
The goal of this ministry is to see genuine Christians mightily strengthened by God’s grace to live distinctively transformed lives. Moreover, we long to see the church reformed according to the timeless standard of God’s Word and be revived by His Spirit. In addition, we long to see this world reached with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and brought to humble, repentant, saving Faith in Him.
In so doing, the aim of this ministry includes reaching people via radio and social media, participating in biblically sound church planting, writing books and curriculum, and training pastors and church members at conferences (especially in smaller congregations) to have and maintain a biblical philosophy of church ministry so they can experience spiritual revitalization. More than anything else, we want to help you have a church that is God-centered, Christ-exalting, Spirit-empowered, Gospel-driven, Bible-based, Prayer-saturated, Love-motivated, Grace-oriented, and Missions-focused. Remember, all major moments in church history have taken place when these spiritual characteristics have been present and active in the life of the Church, and when the pulpit was the throne for God’s Word.
To this end we invite you to partner with us to advance the Gospel of Christ together!
Dr. Jeffery S. White
Latest Broadcast of Divine Initiative
Jesus Christ: The Living Word
In this series from John 1:1-5, Dr. White presents an expositional overview and introduction to the life chaning Gospel of John.
Season #1, Part #1
John 1:1-5 (Part 2)
John 1:1-5 (Part #3)
John 1:1-5 (Part #4)
John 1:1-5 (Part #5)
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Meet the Team
Dr. Jeffery S. White is a Missouri native. He received his education from Missouri State University, Luther Rice College and Seminary, Christian Bible College and Seminary, The Merchab Institute, and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Jeff has over 32 years of licensed and ordained Gospel ministry experience. During that time he served in many capacities including: College Campus Lay Minister, Associate Pastor, Senior Pastor, Church Planter, Teaching Elder, and Chaplain, as well as in numerous ministerial alliance, associational, and denominational roles. He is very gifted in the areas of expository preaching and teaching, as well as in biblical counseling and church administration. He has been married to his wife, Adriane, for over 19 years and together they have 2 children. His favorite things to do include studying the Bible, riding dirt bikes with his kids, swimming, fishing, golfing, shooting guns, drinking coffee, playing chess, reading, writing, and spending time with family and friends. His favorite authors include among others: Augustine of Hippo, Martin Luther, John Calvin, Jonathan Edwards, George Whitefield, Arthur Pink, David Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Charles Spurgeon, Jay Adams, R.C. Sproul, John MacArthur, Steve Lawson, Erwin Lutzer, Adrian Rogers, and Warren Wiersbe. Dr. White was regenerated by the Holy Spirit and given the assurance of his salvation at age 20 while sitting at work, when he repented of his sin and believed the Gospel of Jesus Christ while meditating on Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (NASB) Jeff describes himself as a wretched sinner saved by God’s grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone.
Get In Touch Today
Please feel free to contact us regarding Divine Initiative Ministries, or to request Dr. White to speak at your church or upcoming conference.