Pastor Charles White grew up in the Bay area in California and received his undergraduate training at Pacific Union College in Theology and business. Following college he attended Andrews University Adventist Seminary and received a Master of Divinity Degree with an emphasis in New Testament. He has taken all the course work for the Doctor of Ministry degree from Andrews. He has pastored churches in the Central California Conference; the Washington and Oregon Conferences; and before coming to Arizona, in the Northern California at the Paradise Adventist Church. Pastor White has served as senior pastor in multi-staff churches during most of his ministry. He began his Pastorate at Camelback Seventh-day Adventist Church in March of 2000.