Pastor Laurie and Tom White
Chaffee Campus Pastor
Pastor Laurie and Tom have a real heart for loving their communities. Laurie, an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God, grew up in a small rural church; Tom was the product of a church bus ministry. As Christian high school sweethearts, Laurie was called by God into ministry, while Tom was directed by the Lord to Cape Girardeau for employment in the electronics industry. Married when she was 18 years of age, Laurie earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from SEMO University. She and Tom are church planters for our Bethel Chaffee Campus. Pastor Laurie and Tom are also well known for their love of the Southeast Missouri recovery community; Laurie serves as CEO of Empower Life Community Services Inc, which provides recovery services within The Gathering Place on the Bethel Chaffee Campus. Pastor Laurie also currently serves as Co-Coordinator for MO School of Ministry Cape Campus at Bethel.