Pastor Allen White Jr.

August 24th, 1951 to May 9th, 2024

Allen White Jr., 72, of Port Huron, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 9, 2024.

He was born on August 24, 1951, in Brighton, Tennessee, to the late Mary Jane and Allen White Sr. The family relocated to Parma, Missouri, when Al was just 2 years old, and he remained there until his graduation from Parma High School in 1970. In 1971, Al enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, where he served in the Philippines.

Al’s path crossed with Susan Jones in California, and on July 18, 1977, they exchanged vows in marriage. Over the next seven years, they welcomed three daughters, yet their union faced challenges, leading to a nine-year period of divorce.  Around 1985, Al experienced a transformative encounter with the Lord, revealing to him the blessings of faith, marriage, and family.

Determined to get his family back, Al pursued reconciliation with his beloved wife and family. On January 31, 1992, their marriage was restored.  This journey of redemption became a crucial part of Al’s testimony, that he used to help other people.

When his daughters visited him in Detroit, they had the opportunity to witness their father's fervent evangelism firsthand. They accompanied him as he tirelessly spread the message of Christ on the streets and joined him in ministering at Maxie Boys Home and the St. Clair County Jail. Al's fervor to win souls extended beyond Detroit; he also dedicated himself to missions at the Detroit Rescue Mission, Carriage Town, Macomb County Jail, and NSO.

His ministry knew no geographical bounds. Al ventured to places like Africa, Haiti, and countless others, reaching out to souls for Christ in places many may never know. His passion for spreading the message of faith and hope transcended borders and touched lives across the globe.

Al went hard in everything he did. His passion for God was unmistakable to anyone who encountered him.  His infectious joy and laughter, rooted in his faith, radiated a profound love for the Lord. When you were in his presence, you couldn’t help but be drawn to his bold and genuine love for God. Al’s life was a testament to the transformative power of faith, and his boldness in expressing it inspired others to seek a deeper connection with God.

Al was a sower. Every month, Al found immense joy in personally sending financial support to countless ministries and missions worldwide. His generosity enabled these organizations to reach out and save lives, spreading the message of hope and salvation to those in need. Al's selfless commitment to giving back reflected his deep-seated belief in the importance of supporting the work of God's kingdom on earth. Through his monthly contributions, he played a vital role in empowering ministries to fulfill their missions, impacting countless lives with the love and grace of God.

Al was a prayer warrior. You could often find Al in the quiet hours of the night or early morning, fervently praying over the countless names he had placed on poster boards throughout the years. These names represented individuals he cared deeply for, each one a soul he interceded for with heartfelt prayers. Al's commitment to lifting others up before the Lord was unwavering. His prayerful dedication demonstrated his deep love and concern for the well-being and spiritual growth of those he knew and those he had yet to meet.

Al was a family man. His love for Sue and his entire family knew no bounds. His devotion extended to each member, from his grandsons and granddaughters to his daughters, son, sons-in-law, brother, sisters, bothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nieces, and nephews. Above all else, he desired to see his loved ones saved and walking in the light of Christ. Al took it upon himself to personally lead many family members to Christ, ensuring that each one experienced the transformative power of faith and the everlasting love of God. His dedication to the spiritual well-being of his family was a testament to his deep love and commitment, leaving a lasting legacy of faith and salvation for generations to come.

Al was a man of integrity. Once embraced by God's loving arms, Al surrendered to the transformative work from the inside out. His encounter with God led to a sincere and deep-seated change within him. Al became known as an honest man, someone who held others accountable to their words and actions. His integrity and commitment to truthfulness were firm reflecting the inner change that had taken place because of his relationship with God. Al's life became a living testimony to the power of God's love to transform hearts and to the importance of living with honesty and accountability in all areas of life.

Al was a visionary. On August 10, 1998, Al and Sue embarked on a transformative journey by founding Massive Impact Ministries.  Their compassionate initiative, in collaboration with S.O.N.S Ministry and Life of Faith Church in Port Huron, aimed to bring hope and restoration to those facing social and addictive challenges. Al’s visionary mission, “Rebuilding Broken Lives and Restoring Broken Dreams,” impacted the lives of over a thousand men and women.

Under Al’s leadership, Massive Impact Ministries became a beacon of support for individuals grappling with various hardships. Through a combination of spiritual guidance, practical assistance, and community outreach, the ministry provided a pathway to healing and redemption. Al’s dedication to serving others and his commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of those in need exemplified the transformative power of love and faith in action.

Al was a legacy builder. Together with Sue, Al embarked on another significant journey by founding The Great Commission Church in Port Huron on January 25, 2004. For two decades, Al served as the pastor leading the congregation with a deep commitment to fulfill the Great Commission outlined in Matthew 28:19-20. The establishment of the church was a spiritual calling, born out of prayer, godly counsel, and an unwavering desire to change the lives of others.

At the heart, The Great Commission Church is driven by a mission to reach the lost and offer solace to those struggling with social and addiction problems.  Al and Sue’s leadership cultivated an environment of love, acceptance, and transformation, where individuals could encounter the life-changing power of God’s grace. Through their ministry, countless lives were touched, healed, and restored, as the church became a beacon of hope and healing in the community.

Al was a carpenter. In 2006, Al and Sue extended their impact beyond the church walls by establishing Massive Impact Housing Development.  With a vision to address the pressing need for affordable housing in the community, they embarked on a mission to restore homes and make them available to families in need.

Through their dedication and hard work, Al and Sue refurbished neglected properties into safe and comfortable living spaces for families. Their commitment to providing affordable housing not only addressed a critical need in the community but also demonstrated their deep-rooted compassion for serving others.

Al was a student of the Word. On June 9, 2014, Al achieved a significant milestone in his spiritual journey that filled him with immense pride and joy. He earned his Doctor of Ministry degree from Destiny Christian University. This accomplishment reflected Al’s commitment to deepening his understanding of ministry and theology, as well as his dedication to lifelong learning and spiritual growth. 

Receiving his Doctor of Ministry degree was not only a personal achievement for Al but also a testament to his passion for serving God and his community with excellence and dedication.

He leaves to mourn his passing his loving wife Sue; four children, Alqueeah (Keith) Cates, Sonia (Brandon) Sumner, Alleana White and Kevin Brock; seven grandchildren, Nadyah and Kameah Cates, Shamon, Kalil and Samone Andrews, Caleb White and Danielle Stark; a brother, Dr. Joseph (Alice) White; a sister, Alleaner (Davie) Wright; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. Al was preceded in death by his sisters Catherine (Roy) White and Irene Thomas.

            Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. on Friday, May 17, 2024, at The Great Commission Church, 2524 Vanness Street, Port Huron, Michigan.

Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2024, at Kingdom Authority Ministries, 1302 Lapeer Avenue, Port Huron, Michigan with visitation starting at the church at 9:30 a.m. Al’s brother, Joseph White, will officiate assisted by many local Ministers.

Burial will follow in Lakeside Cemetery, Port Huron, Michigan.  Pallbearers will be Shamon & Kalil Andrews, Robert Drake, Wallace Thomas, Caleb White and Willie White. Military honors will be conducted under the auspices of the U.S. Air Force and St. Clair County Veterans Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Great Commission Church to be used towards the many organizations and missions Pastor Al supported.

            Arrangements are by Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. To send condolences, visit

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