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A Great Preacher of God's Word, Dr. John Wesley White, Has Passed Away

Dr. John Wesley White, a Billy Graham Evangelist and one of the founding partners in establishing Canada Christian College and School of Graduate Theological Studies, died this week. He was a great man of God.

John Wesley White was born on a farm near Pangman, Saskatchewan. From his rural beginnings he rose to earn a Ph.D from Oxford University and he became Billy Graham's Associate Evangelist as well as the author of 23 best-selling books.

While Billy Graham preached in large cities with 50,000 seat stadiums, Dr. White was charged with speaking in smaller cities with 5,000 - 10,000 seat facilities. Over his 70 years of ministry, Dr. White preached to millions of people in over 100 countries.

As one of Canada's most prolific writers, his 23 books have been distributed around the world in several languages with over 1 million books in print.

Dr. White is survived by his two sons, Paul, a professor at Purdue University and Randy, a pilot flying with American Airlines, their wives Paula and Lorraine as well as 5 grandchildren.

The funeral will be held at Peoples Church, 374 Sheppard Ave E. on Saturday, September 10th at 1:00 pm. The Visitation for Dr. John Wesley White's family will be at the Peoples Church, 374 Sheppard Ave. East, 7pm to 9pm.