Rev. Dr. Samuel White, III
Dr. Samuel White, III is the proud son of the late Samuel and Anna White of Rochester New York. He was baptized and called into ministry at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Later he was ordained by Dr. Samuel Bulloch of Bethany Baptist Church of Detroit Michigan.
Dr. White graduated with honors from Brockport State College. He received his Master of Theological Studies degree from Harvard Divinity School and Master of Divinity degree from the Methodist Theological School in Ohio. He earned his Doctor of Ministry degree from Drew University.
Dr. White was employed as a Hospice Chaplain for Henry Ford for sixteen years. He rendered spiritual care to the terminally ill and grief support to caregivers and their family. Presently, he is adjunct professor at the Ecumenical Theological School where he instructs seminarians on practical theology courses.
Dr. White pastored United Methodist Churches from 1984 to 1995. In 1996, Dr. White became the senior pastor of the historic Friendship Baptist Church of Detroit Michigan.
Dr. White served as the President of the Michigan Progressive Baptist Convention and became the recipient of several civic and religious awards. He was awarded the Rev. Charles Hill Award, Preacher of the Year, and The President’s Leadership Award from the National Progressive Baptist Convention.
Dr. White is the author of numerous articles and has published: No More Tears: Comfort for the Grieving, Dying in Peace: Preparing for Eternity, It is Well with My Soul: Spiritual Care for the Dying , Caring For Your Soul: Improving Your Life, Healing Your Soul: Christian Self-Care, Hope For the Soul: Words of Encouragement, Sex and the Soul: Overcoming Temptation, The Forgiving Soul: How to Forgive Yourself, Others and Life, Healing During the Holidays: God Heals the Bereaved, Aging Gracefully: Spiritual Care for Aging Adults, The Capitalist Christian Contradiction: God Against Greed, My Brothers Keeper: Church Ministry for Young African American Males and Loving the Soul: How to Love. All of Dr. Whites books are available online.
Dr. White has been happily married to the former Sandra Wilson since 1995. They reside in Detroit Michigan with their two children Alexandria and Samuel IV.
FE7001 Field Education (Fall Term)
2019 Fall / Field Education,
FE7002 Field Education (Winter Term)
2020 Winter / Field Education, General Courses
FE7003 Field Education (Spring Term)
2020 Spring / Field Education, General Courses
TPMT7002 Baptist History and Polity
2020 Winter / Theory & Practice of Ministry (TPM)
Baptist origins and struggles to achieve identity
Theological, cultural, and historical factors affecting Baptist development
Contribution of significant Baptist leaders
Baptist influences on the wider Christian world and on public life
Evolution of Baptist life at local, regional, and national levels with attention to contemporary polity and practice
UM102 Church History: The Untold Story
2016 Fall, 2017 Fall, 2018 Fall / History
UM104 Christian Scriptures (New Testament)
2017 Spring, 2018 Spring, 2019 Spring / Biblical Studies