Family 2013Pastor Wes White grew up in a Pastor’s home in Michigan where his Dad encouraged him not to enter the ministry . . . unless he felt sure that this is where God wanted him to be. That’s what he began to feel in college, and God confirmed this by bringing him to Spearfish in 2004. Pastor Wes believes that Jesus Christ is the hope for the world. His great desire is to help bring people to God through Jesus. He loves the fact that God has come to offer life and forgiveness freely to all humanity because of what Jesus has done. This is the heart of his preaching and teaching ministry.

Pastor Wes holds a Bachelor of Arts in history and business from Indiana Wesleyan University, a Masters of Divinity degree from Mid-America Reformed Seminary, and a Masters of Theology degree from Greenville Presbyterian Seminary.

Pastor Wes and his wife Melinda have been married eleven years. They have seven children, six girls and one boy. The oldest is 12 and the youngest is 1. Pastor Wes enjoys playing and studying with his kids as well as biking and hiking.

Contact him via phone at 605-645-3131 or e-mail him at