Church Without Walls is in the news again. You all remember when the Whites shocked everyone with their divorce announcement. Then eyebrows raised when Paula moved to Texas to help her partner, playboy Rick Hawkins with his “church”. Link and Link
As it turns out, he ended up being struck with all types of sexual harassment allegations so he closed down his “church” and opened an “epicenter”. And Paula, for her part, became a “life coach”.
Randy White at one point had put the church up for sale. And now he has resigned as pastor of that church and guess who’s taking over?
That’s right. Paula White is returning to the church as pastor. No work yet on whether playboy, Rick Hawkins will follow or whether or not they have broken up:
One week after her ex-husband resigned as senior pastor of Without Walls International Church, Paula White plans to take the pulpit Sunday as the church’s new leader, the Whites said in separate interviews late Friday.
White, who held her first staff meeting Friday and spent time looking for a place to live, said she will officially take the reins when she preaches at its two morning worship services. The services will also honor Bishop Randy White, who founded the church with her 18 years ago.
“Did I see it coming? … I can say that Without Walls has never been out of my heart or my being, and I’ve never been out of theirs,” she said. “But I have stopped trying to figure out sovereignty and destiny.”
Word of Paula White’s new post seeped out Sunday when Randy White preached his last sermon as senior pastor at the church and resigned. White, 51, said he was stepping aside because of health concerns. He declined to elaborate on his condition, although he said he had been ill and in and out of the hospital for much of the last seven months.
“I have some serious health issues right now,” White said in an interview Friday. “I’ve had six different doctors say that I had to take the stress, the pressure out of my life. So I’ve resigned, and Paula’s taking over.”
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