Great-grandson of James and Ellen White, Pastor Charles White grew up in Mountain View, California. He attended Pacific Union College and received a BA in Theology; then went to Andrews University where he received his Master of Divinity degree. He has pastored churches in Central California, Washington, Oregon, Northern California and Arizona. In July of 2015 he completed serving as the senior pastor of the Camelback Adventist Church in Phoenix, Arizona. Charles and his wife, Dianne, have ministered there for over 15 years. Together they have five children and ten grandchildren.