Reverend Atu White

Washington, DC

Portrait, Atu White


Pastor Atu White is a native of Georgetown, South Carolina. Ordained at the age of 19 in the Fire Baptized Holiness Church, He travels the country spreading a message of life, love, and liberty to a wounded generation. Currently, he serves as pastor of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Springfield, MA where the Lord is richly blessing and increasing its membership daily. Under his leadership and the prayerful support and labor of the congregation, Mt. Zion is committed to being a place of healing, help, and hope.

An honors graduate of Morris College in Sumter, South Carolina (BA in Pastoral Ministry), Pastor White furthered his studies at Howard University earning a Masters of Divinity. In 2011, he completed his Doctor of Ministry degree from Andover Newton Theological School in Newton, MA. A testament to his calling, Pastor White lectures widely in the area of practical theology covering issues related to leadership, church growth and capacity building. He has an expertise in unofficial leadership and is the author of Unofficial Leadership: Perspectives on Church Vitality from Stealth Leaders.

In addition to his academic pursuits, he is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated, and numerous civic and professional organizations. An accomplished musician, he plays the piano, saxophone, and percussion instruments.

Pastor White’s ministry spans several denominations. He has served on the Pastoral staff of Israel Metropolitan CME Church, Paramount Baptist Church in Washington, DC, and  Bethel AME Church in Boston, MA. Given his rich experience and vast study of ministry models, he consults with nonprofit and church organizations throughout the country on how to develop and implement effective youth and family programs.

He is blissfully married to Dr. Yolanda Lenzy, a Dermatologist practicing in Brookline, MA. Rev. Atu White sincerely believes in the words of Apostle Paul “therefore, since we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we do not lose heart.”