Initially, life was great for the White’s, their personal life and vocational life was going great guns; they had found fame and fortune.
But, things turned south and life slowly started a downward spiral.
I'm stronger than I've ever been."Though the two-hour message began with shouts of encouragement and notes of affirmation for the participating leaders who may be facing challenges or opposition, by the end of the night it was apparent that the popular charismatic pastor was also preaching to herself."I have a word to those who have all odds stacked against them," she preached.
I'm getting my dream back, I'm getting my prophesy back, I'm getting my vision back, I'm getting my anointing back, I'm getting my strength back."White, who calls herself the "former messed up Mississippi girl," let the audience know that she would be "very vulnerable and very open" that night.
Popular televangelist and megachurch pastor Paula White tied the knot for the third time with rocker Jonathan Cain last month and this time could just be the charm.
White's Chicago-born husband made a name for himself in the music industry playing with the bands Bad English and Journey.
Before walking back through her tumultuous past few years, she told them, "I think it's time we stop being hypocrites in the pulpit. it's time that we take the mask off to this generation and show them that we have the same issues and the same struggles.""We (sic) going public with all our stuff. White had risen to prominence as a preacher, motivational speaker, author and TV personality after co-founding what is now Without Walls International Church with her husband and starting her own ministry.
Somebody's got to get real in the church now."She did just that, opening up about the pressures that piled up and the crises in her life that the media was all over. She was living her dream life, as she described to pastors at the Orlando conference.Evangelist Paula is frank enough to confess that she was a ‘messed up Mississippi girl’ when she was growing up.She married her first husband, Dean Knight when she was just a teenager and they had a son together, Bradley while she was still in her teens.It all began in 2004 when the IRS launched a nine-year investigation into the personal and organizational finances of White and her then husband, Randy. But after the IRS investigation began, she began to face challenge after challenge to the point where she wanted to and even tried to quit."You can handle something if it's for a short season.Just two years earlier in 2002, White had written in her journal: "I'm living heaven on earth. But how do I praise Him when my days turn into weeks and my weeks turn into months and my months turn into years and my years turn into decades? "How do I praise Him under that continual pressure?In 1989 she wed preacher and evangelist Randy White and the two founded Without Walls International Church in Tampa, Florida, some two years later in 1991.