Posted by Robert White

Dr. Robert White was raised in central Florida and completed his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Central Florida. After college, he completed the Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees at Luther Rice Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia. For more than 40 years he has served as pastor of churches in Florida and in Massachusetts. In October 2016, Dr. White joined Care For Pastors as a Pastoral Counselor/Coach. Robert currently resides with his wife, Kaye, in Leesburg, Florida.

Posted by Robert White

    A Testimony of God’s Grace

    Thursday, December 16, 2021

    After 27 years of marriage, my wife decided she didn’t want to be married anymore. It hit me like a ton of bricks. I couldn’t believe I was hearing these words.

    I was serving as the lead pastor at a local Baptist church. The church was growing but my marriage was in crisis. I had no place to turn. I didn’t know who I could trust. I wasn’t sure that I could share this with anyone.

    I’d love to tell you that God intervened and healed our marriage but that is not the case. My wife filed for divorce. I never felt so lost. I was left without my wife, wondering, what would happen to my family, and what would I do, where would I work, how would we live, how would I survive?

    Thank God for a ministry like Care for Pastors. This is a safety net for those in ministry. Care for Pastors provides a safe place of love, acceptance, understanding, and support. The TRUTH of God’s Word, His grace, love, and forgiveness are kept on the front line of counseling. Pastors and their families who are suffering don’t need to suffer alone. They can experience the amazing grace and unfailing love of God through the ministry of Care for Pastors.

    Whether it’s marital conflicts, empathy fatigue, church struggles, sexual brokenness, or leadership burnout, pastors and their families have a place, a safe place, to turn.

    Now, I’m working with Care for Pastors to offer this same hope, help, and healing to others. It has been amazing to see how God brought me full circle and placed me on staff working with Ron and Rodetta Cook and the fantastic team at Care for Pastors.

    Now, perhaps, we can help others avoid crises. Care for Pastors provides Preventative Care. The purpose of Preventative Care is to offer coaching and encouragement to pastors and their spouses before they need more intensive care. Preventative Care includes the Pastors Ally and The Confidante ministries. We give pastors and their spouses the relationship support they need to stay the course of ministry.

    Pastors and spouses are provided with:

    • A trusted pastoral relationship
    • Ongoing communication and care
    • Resources to ignite spiritual growth and vitality in the pastor’s family and church

    We provide tools and skills to help pastoral families:

    • Make better decisions and maintain biblical priorities
    • Be more effective in the management of time
    • Be able to give the spouse and children the best and not the leftovers
    • Find increased spiritual vitality and resilience for ministry

    Don’t wait. Contact us now at careforpastors.org.

    Help us continue providing resources of care for pastors and their families.

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