BISHOP FRANK OTHA WHITE

April 1, 1940 - January 20, 2017

Jurisdictional Establishmentarian

General Board Member Emeritus

Church of God in Christ, Inc.

Brilliantly favored among noble men, South Carolinian native Bishop Frank Otha White was the principal architect of the towering Freeport landmark, the Zion Cathedral Church of God in Christ whose royal structure stands tall across the skyline of Long Island’s South Shore in New York.

 

Under Bishop White’s more than 40 years of pastorate, Zion’s membership grew to well over 1,500 actively involved in more than 25 fully operational ministries for children, youth, adults, singles, couples, senior citizens and the entire family. Along with this visible contribution to the religious community, Bishop White is both a spiritual father and friend to the entire ecumenical community, admired for enlisting fellowship with Long Island’s largest representation of Christian organizations, religious bodies and inter-faith endeavors.

"A Man Among Men"

Known for his visionary predisposition, Bishop White was the Founding Chief Executive Officer of the Cedarmore Corporation -- the subsidiary Social Services Arm of Zion Cathedral specializing in youth-related educational activities. He was also the Founding President of the Conference of Clergy of Long Island.

 

The scope of service which Bishop White fulfilled with distinction touches upon every vital theme of Long Island Life: From his contribution as benefactor of the Freeport High School Scholarship Committee to his sponsorship of the Economic Opportunity Council Summer Basketball Team for Boys.

On The National Frontier

Known for his visionary predisposition, Bishop White was the Founding Chief Executive Officer of the Cedarmore Corporation -- the subsidiary Social Services Arm of Zion Cathedral specializing in youth-related educational activities. He was also the Founding President of the Conference of Clergy of Long Island.

 

The scope of service which Bishop White fulfilled with distinction touches upon every vital theme of Long Island Life: From his contribution as benefactor of the Freeport High School Scholarship Committee to his sponsorship of the Economic Opportunity Council Summer Basketball Team for Boys.

Ecumenical Influence

Known for his visionary predisposition,

Bishop White was the Founding Chief Executive Officer of the Cedarmore Corporation -- the subsidiary Social Services Arm of Zion Cathedral specializing in youth-related educational activities. He was also the Founding President of the Conference of Clergy of Long Island.

 

The scope of service which Bishop White fulfilled with distinction touches upon every vital theme of Long Island Life: From his contribution as benefactor of the Freeport High School Scholarship Committee to his sponsorship of the Economic Opportunity Council Summer Basketball Team for Boys.

The Man in the Community

Known for his visionary predisposition,

Bishop White was the Founding Chief Executive Officer of the Cedarmore Corporation -- the subsidiary Social Services Arm of Zion Cathedral specializing in youth-related educational activities. He was also the Founding President of the Conference of Clergy of Long Island.

 

The scope of service which Bishop White fulfilled with distinction touches upon every vital theme of Long Island Life: From his contribution as benefactor of the Freeport High School Scholarship Committee to his sponsorship of the Economic Opportunity Council Summer Basketball Team for Boys.

The Family Man

Bishop White's chief ministry was to his loving and devoted wife of 56 years of Dr. Juliet L. White, International Assistant Marshal of the Women’s Department, his only son, Bishop Frank Anthone White, Financial Secretary of the Church of God in Christ; four accomplished daughters, and five grandchildren.

Third Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Eastern New York

Church of God in Christ, Inc.

Diocesan Headquarters &

Episcopal Office of Bishop Frank Anthone White

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Freeport, New York 11520

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