Thomas White became President of Cedarville University on July 1, 2013. His desire is to lead Cedarville University in training students to love the Word of God and have a passion for fulfilling the Great Commission of Jesus Christ.

A systematic theologian by training with a focus on the doctrine of the Church, Dr. White has served in many roles in the local church, preached itinerantly, and owned and operated multiple karate schools in South Carolina. He earned Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Divinity degrees from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina, and Bachelor of Arts and Associate of Arts degrees from Anderson University in Anderson, South Carolina.

Prior to coming to Cedarville, Dr. White served as Vice President for Student Services and Communications, as well as Associate Professor of Systematic Theology, at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.

Dr. White is married to Joy (Martin) White, who earned a Master of Divinity degree in women’s studies and a Master of Theology degree in systematic theology from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. She has authored a commentary on Acts and served as the Women’s Studies Coordinator at Southeastern Seminary. The Whites have two young children, Rachel and Samuel, and enjoy their two dogs.

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