James White in South Africa 2013


AntWoord collaborator, Rudolp Boshoff and pastor of Tessera Church Westonaria, organised James White visit to South Africa in October 2013. The following are three of White’s debates:

A debate between James White and Yusuf Ismail. Topic: 1) Is the New Testament a Reliable record of Jesus’ Teachings? 2) Is the Quran a reliable record of Muhammad’s Teachings?

This debate was held at the North West University in Potchefstroom.


A debate between James White and Shabir Ally on Sin and Salvation in the Quran and Bible.

This debate was held at the Abubakr Siddique Mosque, Erasmia in Pretoria.


Did the original disciples of Jesus consider him God? A debate between Shabir Ally and James White

This debate was held at the University of Pretoria.


A Discussion between James White & Yusuf Buxson on the Trinity and Tawheed: A Muslim and Christian Perspective.

This debate was held at the University of Johannesburg.

James White is the director of Alpha and Omega Ministries, a presuppositional apologetics organization based in Phoenix, Arizona. He received a BA from Grand Canyon College, an MA from Fuller Theological Seminary, and a ThM, a ThD and a DMin from Columbia Evangelical Seminary (formerly Faraston Seminary), an unaccredited distance-learning school. He has served as a professor of Greek, Hebrew, systematic theology, and various apologetics topics at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary’s extension campus in Arizona and the unaccredited Columbia Evangelical Seminary.

He is also a critical consultant for the Lockman Foundation’s New American Standard Bible. White is an avid debater, having participated in over 100 public moderated debates, covering topics such as Calvinism, Roman Catholicism, Islam, Mormonism, the King James Only movement, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Atheism.

White has also been an elder of Phoenix Reformed Baptist Church in Phoenix, AZ, since 1998. He is married to Kelli and they have two children; a son called Joshua and a daughter called Summer.