Jerry White is President Emeritus of The Navigators, an international Christian organization with over 5,000 staff ministering in 112 countries, working with college students, military personnel, business and professional people and churches. He is also a member of the board of directors for the Lausanne Movement.
He is a retired United States Air Force Major General, has served as a mission controller at Cape Canaveral and taught at the Air Force Academy.
Jerry has author of 9 books including Making Peace with Reality: Ordering Your Life in a Chaotic World; The Joseph Road: Choices That Determine Your Destiny; Unfinished: How to Approach Life’s Detours, Do-Overs, and Disappointments.
In April 1990 the Whites’ son, Stephen, was murdered. In an interview prior to the release of his 2002 book, Making Peace with Reality: Ordering Your Life In A Chaotic World, White reflected on his son’s death:
It caused us to re-examine everything. We, personally, had significant depth in the Word, having done Bible study for many years. But especially in the areas of God’s sovereignty and God’s love, we had to re-examine and “come to peace with the reality” that God is sovereign and that good will come out of this. It was quite difficult, but it was a true testament of our beliefs. I’m so grateful that both Mary and I had deep spiritual roots. Those roots deepened much through this time. I now had to live in a new reality.