Senior Pastor James Emery White and his family started Mecklenburg Community Church in 1992. Under his leadership, Meck has grown to over 10,000 active
Dr. White serves as the president of Serious Times, a ministry that explores the intersection of faith and culture and hosts churchandculture.org. He holds a Master of Divinity degree and a Ph.D. from Southern Seminary. He has also studied at Vanderbilt University and Oxford University in England. Dr. White is a former professor of theology and culture at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, where he also served as their fourth president. He is the author of more than twenty books including The Rise of the Nones, Serious Times and A Search for the Spiritual.