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Arlene White Lawrence

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Resting place  Fairmount Cemetery
Name  Arlene Lawrence
Employer  Pillar of Fire Church
Successor  Donald Justin Wolfram
Term  1975-1984
Grandparents  Alma Bridwell White
Predecessor  Arthur Kent White

Full Name  Arlene Hart White
Born  November 11, 1916 (1916-11-11) Zarephath, New Jersey
Spouse(s)  Evan Jerry Lawrence (1918-1983)
Children  Arthur Lawrence Verona Lawrence Friedley
Died  November 10, 1990, Belle Mead, New Jersey, United States
Titles  Pillar of Fire International
Parents  Arthur Kent White, Kathleen Merrell White
People also search for  Arthur Kent White, Kathleen Merrell White, Robert Barney Dallenbach, Alma Bridwell White, John F. Shafroth

Arlene Hart White Lawrence (November 11, 1916 – November 10, 1990) was a Bishop and the third President and General Superintendent of the Pillar of Fire Church, a Protestant denomination which in 1966 operated church congregations, missionary homes, radio stations, publishing operations, farms, schools and colleges from fifty-four properties around the world. The denomination was founded in Denver, Colorado by her grandmother, Alma Bridwell White, the first woman to become a bishop in the USA. She believed that "activities such as gambling and dancing take time from the really important activities of life". She was the president of all three church radio stations, KPOF in Westminster, Colorado; WAWZ in Zarephath, New Jersey and WAKW in Cincinnati, Ohio.



She was born on November 11, 1916, the daughter of Kathleen Merrell and Arthur Kent White (1889-1981). Her siblings include: Horace White (1920-?) who married Evelyn and lived in California; Constance White (1924- ) who married David Brown; and Pauline White (1927- ) a pastor, who married Robert B. Dallenbach, a bishop in the church in Denver. She married E. Jerry Lawrence, a bishop in the church. She was one of the first people to broadcast on the local Pillar of Fire radio station, KPOF in 1928. She and her sisters sang as the White Sisters Trio, with Arlene accompanying the Trio on the violin. She attended schools in Westminster, Colorado and graduated from Alma White College in 1941. She later earned a master's degree from Columbia University. In 1943 she was ordained as an elder in the Pillar of Fire church and she was consecrated as a bishop in 1974. Her father Arthur Kent White, retired in 1975. She became president and general superintendent of the church, and she retired in 1984. She died on November 10, 1990 and was buried in Fairmount Cemetery in Denver.


  • Come Along (1956)
  • Lady Blue Bell's Forest Banquet (1973) Vantage Press, 44 pages
  • Weekly News and Notes column in the Pillar of Fire magazine
  • Hosted Saturday morning children's bible story program on WAWZ-FM
  • References

    Arlene White Lawrence Wikipedia

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