Bishop Mark E. White, Sr.
Elder Mark E. White, Sr. was born on November 9, 1963 to Elder & Mrs. Frank White, Jr. He was raised in Ewing Township, NJ, where he completed his former education. As a result of his participation in high school sports, Elder Mark had the opportunity to play semi-pro- football for three years and participated in the try-outs for the USFL League in 1986.
After graduating high school, Elder Mark continued his education by attending Mercer County Community College studying Business Law. While in school, Elder Mark learned the family business under his father, enabling him to become a professional flooring technician. As a result of his father’s teaching, Elder Mark not only established his own business as an entrepreneur but has now passed on the tradition to his son.
Elder Mark E. White, Sr. was called by God to preach the gospel as a young man, delivering his first sermon in 1989 under the pastorate of Bishop Kenneth White. After his call Elder Mark continued his education by attending Bible College at the United Christian College, the St. James Bible Institute, Beulah Bible Institute, and Linconia School of Ministry; he is currently working towards his BA at Manna Bible College in Philadelphia, PA.
Elder Mark has a love for mission work and he served for eight (8) years as President of the Northern District Missionary Department of the United Holy Church of America, Inc. During his ministry he has served at the Mercer County Prison as well as teaching bible study for the Philadelphia Self Help Rehabilitation Program for Men. Bishop Designate Mark White served for two (2) years as a Presiding Elder for Bethel Deliverance International Fellowship of Churches, Philadelphia, PA. He is also listed on the Clergy Registry for the James H. Hunt Funeral Home in Asbury Park as well as serves in the Asbury Park Police Chaplain Program of New Jersey.
For the past five (5) years, Pastor White has served as a member of the Prevention Coalition of Monmouth County (PCMC), an affiliate of Prevention First, and on the Asbury Park Community Development Initiative (APCDI). On July 11, 2016, Elder White was called upon to be the guest speaker for the Monmouth County Sherriff’s Department’s Candlelight Vigil for the five (5) slain Dallas Police Officers. Since such time Elder White has again been called upon by the Monmouth County Sheriff to serve as the Senior Chaplain for the County Sheriff’s Department.
Elder Mark White, Sr. has traveled many places to minister the word of God, and in October 2008 he was sent to minister to the people of Shiloh United Holy Church in Asbury Park, NJ. As a result, the church continues to grow, desirous of becoming a “light” unto the community in order to draw others to hear and experience the goodness of the Lord. Elder Mark envisions Shiloh Community Fellowship Ministries to be a place where deliverance, healing, and salvation are taking place through the power of God’s Word!
Elder Mark attributes his love for the church and for God to his parents who instilled in him how to pray, study and trust the Word of God.
He is married to his high school sweetheart, Tonya, and celebrated 31 years of marriage on April 20, 2016. From this union the Lord has blessed them with two children: Mark Elliott White, Jr. and Candyce Lea White-Johnson. They are also blessed with four grandchildren: Jonah, Kyle, Elijah and Cameron; five God Children; a son-in-law, Justin Johnson, and a daughter-in-law, Crystal White.