As an almost life long member of Christ Centered COGIC, lead and founded by his grandfather, Pastor Roosevelt Lakey, and then by his uncle, Pastor Larry Lakey, Elder White has served in many areas of ministry from Sunday School teacher, drummer and choir president. After accepting the call to preaching ministry in 1997, then Minister White was appointed to the position of Youth Pastor. He served faithfully, mentoring and developing the lives of young people, especially feeling a call to mentor young men.
In the year of 2002 on June 7th, Minister White was ordained as an Elder in the Church of God in Christ by Bishop Charles E. Blake. In 2005, he was appointed Executive Pastor of Christ Centered by then Senior Pastor Elder Larry T. Lakey, Sr. In January of 2009 Pastor Phillip White assumed the role and office of Senior Pastor of the Christ Center Church upon the retirement of Pastor Larry Lakey.
Pastor Phillip White is most proud of the blessings of being a part of a wonderful God given family. He is married to his heart, the lovely and always supportive Glory White our Leading Lady. Together they have been blessed with two children of whom Pastor White calls his inhale and exhale, daughter Asia and son Benjamin.