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kelcy-white_webKelcy White

Connections Pastor

Since 2015

I've been married to Lacey since 2014. We met in 2013 while I was managing a theological coffee shop. We have two children: Valerie and Orvind. I love roasting and drinking coffee, drumming, listening to podcasts, reading, woodworking, and playing with my family. When I first began attending Bridgeway, I was blown away by the love and care I received from this family through serving on the worship team and committing to a community group. Because Bridgeway has been instrumental to my walk with Christ and is such a special place for my family, I deeply long to help others get involved and find the same level of community that I've benefitted from.

I love seeing God display his power through the gifts he gives to the body of Christ. It is my driving passion to see every member of our body using their gifts to serve and build up the rest of the church. One area that I'm particularly passionate about is hospitality. All throughout the New Testament, we see Christians commanded to pursue hospitality. In fact, hospitality is listed as a requirement for the primary church leaders. It’s listed in Paul’s letter to Titus right alongside qualifications like “not a drunkard” or “must be upright and holy.” Hospitality is that important to God. So what I want to do is take the biblical virtue of Christian hospitality and put it into practice at an institutional level. Someone who has never been to a church before may spend 15-20 minutes inside our doors learning about who we are and what we believe before they ever hear the sermon. So we have to ask the question, “If we have 15 minutes with someone before they hear an offensive gospel, how can we best prepare them for that moment?