The Pastor

“Then I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will

lead you with knowledge and understanding.” — Jeremiah 3:15

 Reverend Dr. Darrell Keith White


The Reverend Dr. Darrell Keith White is a native of Louisiana and represents the Reverend Dr. Darrell Keith Whitefourth generation of Baptist ministers in his family. His undergraduate work was completed at Grambling State University, Grambling, Louisiana where he was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology. In acknowledgment of his calling from the Lord, he matriculated to the Virginia Union University School of Theology in Richmond, Virginia and obtained a Master of Divinity degree. Recognizing the need for further education in ministry, Dr. White attended the Presbyterian School of Christian Education and earned a Master of Arts degree in Christian Education. He is also the recipient of an earned Doctorate in Ministry from Howard University School of Divinity in Washington, DC. Dr. White was awarded a certificate in Church Business Administration from The Leadership Institute at Union Presbyterian Seminary, in cooperation with the National Association of Church Business Administration (NACBA). He is also a 2012 graduate of Leadership Fairfax.


Dr. Darrell K. White was licensed to preach the gospel in August 1983 at the New Hope Baptist Church of Welsh, Louisiana and was ordained in August 1984 at the Israelite Missionary Baptist Church of Crowley, Louisiana. In 1986, Dr. White was called to the pastorate of the Baptist Liberty Church in King William Virginia. Under his leadership, the church grew spiritually and physically in the name of the Lord. In 1990, the Moore Street Missionary Baptist Church of Richmond, Virginia extended the call to Dr. White to become the Assistant to the Pastor and the Minister of Christian Education, full-time.


Dr. Darrell K. White has served as a full-time Instructor in the Department of Religion and Philosophy at Virginia Union University, Richmond, Virginia; and Coordinator of Religious Activities at Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He also served as an Associate Minister at the United Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, under the Reverend Dr. James D. Ballard, Senior Minister. Presently Dr. White serves as the Pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church of Alexandria (Gum Springs), Virginia.


Reverend White holds membership in the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.; Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc.; Baptist General Convention of Virginia; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He serves on the Board of Trustees for Virginia Union University; The John Leland Center for Theological Studies, Arlington, VA; and Virginia One Church One Child, Inc. Dr. White has completed training as a Community Chaplain for the Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management & Fairfax County Chaplaincy Corps. Dr. White is also the author of Understanding and Engaging in Missions, and was listed in Who's Who Among American Colleges and Universities, 1981. At the 1997 annual session of the Baptist General Convention of Virginia, Reverend White received the Convention's Outstanding Service Award as a Christian Educator. He was also listed in Who's Who Among Teachers in American Colleges and Universities, 2000. "Presently, he serves as Moderator for the Northern Virginia Baptist Association. He is the immediate past President of the Baptist General Convention of Virginia."


Dr. White is married to the former Ms. Jaffee Ferree and they have two daughters, Sierra (Philip) Ashe and Nia, and one granddaughter, Jordyn.