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Meet Bishop Frank Anthone White

Frank Anthone White is a third-generation Church of God in Christ servant born the eldest of five to the late Bishop Frank Otha White and Dr. Juliet L. White.

Bishop White’s ministerial career has progressively spanned a record of service from Sunday School Instructor and Minister of Music to ultimately Pastor on the local level and–not unlike the tenure of his father—nationally, from the Sunshine Band to the Bishopric.


Uninterrupted, the depth of his lifetime commitment to the Church of God in Christ for more than 50 years is suitably complimented by an extensive transcript of scholarship from Five Towns College of Music, C. W. Post College at Long Island University and The MKWW Religious Training Institute. Closely concurrent with the completion of his higher education and launching a thriving career as a Wall Street Executive, his divine call to the Gospel ministry was acknowledged.

As Pastor of the landmark Zion Cathedral, Bishop White, a forward-thinking visionary, spearheads its flourishing congregational growth through the facilitation of more than 45 fully operational ministries for the total man. As CEO of the Cedarmore Corporation, he drives the improvement of educational, social, and emotional development
programs for youth, representing the diverse population of families from the New York metropolitan area to include:

• The Afterschool Enrichment Program
• The Big Brothers Association
• The award-winning Young Entrepreneurs Training Program
• The Cynthia Roberts Youth Empowerment Series
• The Bishop Frank O. White Digital Learning Center
• The Ready Set Know Interactive Instruction Platform for personal development, self-esteem, goal-setting and relationships.

On the global stage, Bishop White's cosmopolitan portfolio includes induction into the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Board of Preachers at Morehouse College, the senior faculty of MKWW Religious Training Institute, and guest lectureships at Cornell University and Queens College. Ecumenically, Bishop White's demand has welcomed his proclamation of the Gospel at Madison Square Garden, Sacred Heart's Roman Catholic Church of Jesus and Mary, St. John's Episcopal Church, and as Noonday Preacher at the 105th Annual Hampton University Ministers' Conference.

Bishop Frank Anthone White

Currently serving his fourth term as Financial Secretary of the Church of God in Christ, Bishop White has served
the National Church as Vice President of the International Department of Music and National Trustee Board Member (2000-2008). On November 14, 2011, upon the occasion of the 104th International Holy Convocation, he was consecrated at the hands of Bishop Charles Edward Blake Sr. to the Office of Auxiliary Bishop. On April 4, 2017, Bishop Frank Anthone White was appointed Jurisdictional Prelate of the New York Eastern Third Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction, Church of God in Christ, Inc.

The scope of his civic presence and influence is broad and diverse. In 2023, New York State Governor Kathy Hochul appointed Bishop White to the newly formed New York State Interfaith Advisory Council, Office of Faith and Non-Profit Development Services. In this role, Bishop White garners his collaborative ingenuity to build and foster relationships with faith leaders across New York State communities.

A published author, Zero Tolerance: Telling the Truth in A Culture Where Anything Goes, Bishop White's bold and passionate commitment to the body of Christ is invigorated by the personal blessing and devoted support of his mother, Dr. Juliet L. White, his only son and daughter-in-love, Pastor and Mrs. J. K. White and grandson, Jeremiah.

Bishop Frank Anthone White

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