Alpha & Omega Ministries

Alpha and Omega Ministries is a Christian apologetics organization based in Phoenix, Arizona. James White, director, is a professor, having taught Greek, Systematic Theology, and various topics in the field of apologetics for numerous schools. He has authored or contributed to more than twenty four books, including The King James Only Controversy, The Forgotten Trinity, The Potter’s Freedom, The God Who Justifies and What Every Christian Needs to Know About the Qur’an. He is an accomplished debater, having engaged in more than one hundred seventy-four moderated, public debates with leading proponents of Roman Catholicism, Islam, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Mormonism, as well as critics such as Bart Ehrman, John Dominic Crossan, Marcus Borg, and John Shelby Spong. In recent years James has debated in such locations as Sydney, Australia, as well as mosques in Toronto, London, and South Africa. He is a Pastor/Elder of Apologia Church in Arizona. He has been married to Kelli for more than thirty-seven years, and has two children, and four grandchildren.

James White

James White is the director of Alpha and Omega Ministries, a Christian apologetics organization based in Phoenix, Arizona. He is the author of more than twenty books, a professor and an accomplished debater.

He has been married since 1982 and has two children and four grandchildren.


DateDebate TitleDebate Opponent(s)Location
10/2/2020Textus Receptus vs. Critical Text vs. Jeffery Riddle
11/13/2019Tawhid or Trinity: Is God One or Three Divine Persons?vs. Dr. Shabir AllyAtlanta, Georgia
10/24/2019Divine Scripture: Bible or Qur'an?vs. Abdullah HamimiMelbourne, Australia
10/17/2019Was Paul an Apostle of Jesus or an Innovator?vs. Dr. Abdullah KundeSydney, Australia
10/3/2019Does the Triune God of the Bible Exist?vs. Greg Clark & Dan Ellis with Jeff Durbin
8/23/2019What Did Jesus Preach - Christianity or Islam?vs. Ayoob KarimSouth Africa
8/17/2019Does the Bible Restrict Marriage To A Man and a Woman?vs. Graeme CodringtonJohannesburg, South Africa
8/1/2019Has the Qur'an Eternally Existed?vs. Yusuf IsmailDurban, South Africa
5/3/2019Who Resembles Jesus? Muslims or Christians?vs. Adnan RashidSelhurst Church, London
2/27/2019The Extent of the Atonementvs. Dr. Michael BrownRevelation TV
1/30/2019Philippians 2, Preexistence!vs. Dr. Anthony BuzzardLondon
12/20/2018Romans 8 Chapter 8vs. Jason Robinson
9/8/2018Is Homosexuality Consistent with New Testament Obedience?With Michael Brown vs. Pastor Deweyne Robinson and Rev. Ruth Jensen-ForbellSwitzerland, Florida
1/17/2018Do We Need the Cross for Salvation?vs. Adnan Rashid
8/15/2017Was Jesus Crucified?vs. Zakir HussainBirmingham, UK
8/23/2017The Predestination Debate-Christianity & Islamvs. Yusuf IsmailDurban, South Africa
5/15/2017Do the Catholic Church’s Teachings on Mary Constitute Authentic Christian Doctrine?vs. Peter D. WilliamsLondon Oratory in St Wilfrid's Hall London, England
4/21/2017Who is God?vs. Joe VentilacionRapid City, South Dakota
3/17/2017War & Peace in Christianity and Islamvs. Abdullah al AndalusiKensington Temple, London, England
1/27/2017Christian Muslim Dialogue
vs. Dr. Yasir QadhiCordova, Tennessee
1/18/2017Can a Christian Lose Their Salvation? vs. Trent Horn2017 G3 Conference Atlanta, Georgia
8/12/2016Romans 9 - Calvinism Debatevs. Steve TassiNorwalk, California
11/2/2016How Can Man have Peace without God?vs. Dr. Abdullah KundeSydney, Australia
4/16/2016The Church Would Have Been Better Off Without the Reformationvs. Jesuit Priest Rev. Dr. NorrisRevelation TV
10/14/2015Is Jesus God?vs. Ayoob KarimDurban, South Africa
10/13/2015Parallel Accounts in the Bible & the Quranvs. Yusuf IsmailDenis Hurley Centre Auditorium, Durban, SA
10/9/2015The Same Sex Marriagevs. Graeme CodringtonJohannesburg, South Africa
10/12/2015Is the Bible a book of peace?vs. Yusuf IsmailDurban, South Africa
10/12/2015Is the Quran a book of peace?vs. Yusuf IsmailDurban, South Africa
5/23/2015The Divinity of Christvs. Shaykh Mustafa UmarAnaheim, CA
5/7/2015The Romans 9 Debate vs. Leighton FlowersGrand Prairie, Texas
12/23/2014Calvinism vs Arminianism vs. Steve Gregg
11/19/2014The Debate that Never Wasvs. Tom AscolRoyal Plaza Hotel
10/8/2014Crucifixion or Crucifiction?vs. Ayoob KarimDurban, South Africa
10/7/2014The Christology of John, the Christology of the Quranvs. Yusuf IsmailJuma Masjid (Grey Street Mosque), Durban, South Africa
10/5/2014New Testament Reliability vs. Lee BakerMagna, Utah
10/3/2014Who was the Founder of Christianity? Jesus or Paul?vs. Bashir VarniaLenasia, South Africa
7/8/2014Does God Know the Future?vs. Bob EnyartBrown Palace Hotel, Denver, Colorado
4/22/2014Does the Bible Misquote Jesus? vs. Bart EhrmanFort Lauderdale, Florida
1/25/2014Is Divine Healing for Today?vs. Dr. Michael BrownRevelation TV
10/12/2013Catholic vs Protestant-Sola Scripturavs. Peter D. WilliamsLondon, UK
10/8/2013Did the Earliest Followers of Jesus Believe in His Deity?vs. Dr. Shabir AllyUniversity of Pretoria, South Africa
10/7/2013Sin and Salvationvs. Dr. Shabir AllyAbu Bakr Siddique Mosque, Erasmia, South Africa
10/4/2013Trinity and Tawhidvs. Yusuf BuxUniversity of Johannesburg, South Africa
10/3/2013Has the Quran Been Accurately Transmitted?vs. Yusuf IsmailNorth-West University, Potchestfroom, South Africa
10/3/2013Has the New Testament Been Accurately Transmitted?vs. Yusuf IsmailNorth-West University, Potchestfroom, South Africa
10/2/2013Can God Become Man?vs. Bashir VarniaLenasia, South Africa
5/23/2013Predestination Debatevs. Dr. Michael BrownSouthern Evangelical Seminary, Charlotte, North Carolina
5/17/2013Is Homosexuality Consistent with Biblical Christianity?vs. Justin LeeHelena, Montana
9/2/2013St. Paul & Justificationvs. NT WrightLondon, UK
2/26/2013The Quran or the Bible?vs. Adnan RashidTrinity College, Dublin, Ireland
2/14/2013Reformed Theologyvs. Dr. Michael BrownSouthern Evangelical Seminary, Charlotte, North Carolina
9/24/2012Was the Quran Reliably Transmitted from the Prophet Muhammad?vs. Adnan RashidLondon, UK
9/24/2012Was the New Testament Reliably Transmitted from its Authors?vs. Adnan RashidLondon, UK
9/19/2012Was Jesus Crucified?vs. Sami ZaatariTrinity Road Chapel, South London, UK
9/17/2012Is Muhammad Prophesied in the Bible?vs. Zakir HussainLondon, UK
9/1/2012Is the Bible Corrupted?vs. Adnan Rashid
3/22/2012Did Jesus Claim Deity?vs. Shabir AllyToronto, Canada
12/29/2011Is Jesus God? With Michael Brown vs. Sir Anthony Buzzard and Joseph GoodPhoenix, Arizona
11/25/2011Is Jesus God? vs. Patrick NavasTheopologetics Podcast
10/21/2011The Trinityvs. Roger PerkinsQueensland, Australia
10/17/2011Can God become a Man?vs. Dr. Abdullah KundeLondon, UK
2/11/2011Does the Quran Misrepresent Christianity?vs. Bassam ZawadiNew South Wales, Australia
1/13/2011The Bondage of the Willvs. Dr. Steve BlakemoreDeep South Regional Founders Conference
10/22/2010Is Purgatory Biblical?vs. Robert SungenisNewburg, OR
9/10/2010Assurance of Salvation in Islamvs. Abdullah KundeABN Television / Skype
9/10/2010The Bodily Assumption of Maryvs. Robert SungenisSanta Fe, NM
9/10/2010Predestination or Free Will?vs. Robert SungenisSanta Fe, NM
8/30/2010Is the New Testament Evil?vs. David SilvermanAmityville, NY
8/28/2010The Immaculate Conceptionvs. Christopher FerraraHuntington, NY
6/20/2010Is the Bible the Word of God?vs. Sheikh Muhammad Ahmed AwalDetroit, MI
5/7/2010Is the Bible True?vs. Dr. Robert PriceInnisbrook, FL
2/23/2010The Trinityvs. Dr. Anthony BuzzardLondon, England, Unbelievable Radio Broadcast
2/23/2010Bible vs Quranvs. Adnan RashidLondon, England, Unbelievable Radio Broadcast
2/22/2010The Trinityvs. Abdullal al AndalusiLondon, England
1/28/2010Purgatory Mentioned in 1 Corinthians 3vs. Tim StaplesThe Dividing Line Radio Broadcast
1/26/2010Calvinism vs Arminianismvs. Michael BrownMichael Brown Radio Show
11/7/2009Jesus in the Bible and the Quranvs. Imam Syed Z. SayeedQueens, NY
9/26/2009Was Jesus a Myth?vs. Dan BarkerNewberg, OR
8/17/2009The Bible & the Quran: Which is the Light to the World?vs. Dr. Abdullah KundeSydney, Australia
7/28/2009Has the Church Age Ended?vs. Harold CampingGrace Reformed Babptist Church, Long Island, NY
6/25/2009The Bible & the Quranvs. Imam Shamsi AliQueens, NY
4/30/2009The Triune God of Scripture Livesvs. Dan BarkerUrbana, IL
1/21/2009Does the Bible Misquote Jesus?vs. Bart EhrmanFt. Lauderdale, FL
11/20/2008The Bible vs. the Quran: a Comparisonvs. Dr. Zulfiqar Ali ShahDuke University-Durham, NC
11/17/2008Is Muhammad Prophesied in the Bible? vs. Shabir AllyLondon England
11/17/2008Is Jesus Prophesied in the OT?vs. Shabir AllyLondon England
11/15/2008Does Belief in the Trinity Necessitate Polytheism?vs. Abdullah al AndalusiChristian Premier Radio
11/13/2008Jesus: Divine Son of God or Prophet of Allah?vs. Sami ZaatariLondon, England
11/11/2008Does Belief in the Trinity Necessitate Shirk?vs. Adnan RashidLondon, England
11/5/2008Paedobaptism or Credobaptism?vs. Gregg StrawbridgeThe Dividing Line
9/21/2008Did Jesus Claim to Be God?vs. Farhan QureshiBellflower, CA
9/20/2008Can We Trust the New Testament?vs. Osama AbdullahBellflower, CA
9/20/2008Was Jesus Crucified or Substituted?vs. Osama AbdullahBellflower, CA
4/22/2008Gay Marriage Debatevs. Dr. Michael K. SchutzHayward, CA
4/12/2008Is Jesus Christ God?vs. Jalal AbualrubFullerton, CA
4/3/2008The Freedom of God in Salvationvs. Steve Gregg Radio (Audio Only)Radio Broadcast
3/21/2008Can We Trust What the New Testament Says about Jesus and the Gospel?vs. Nadir AhmedOld Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
10/20/2007Did Jesus Offer Himself on the Cross as a Willing Sacrifice for the Sins of Gods People?vs. Shabir AllySeattle, WA
8/23/2007Bible Alone - Bible Answer Manvs. Jimmy AkinRadio Broadcast
11/8/2006Is Homosexuality Consistent with Biblical Christianity?vs. Bishop John Shelby SpongOrlando, FL
10/12/2006Baptism for Believers Only?vs. Pastor William ShishkoLong Island, NY
5/4/2006Is the New Testament We Possess Today Inspired?vs. Shabir AllyViola University
4/21/2006Calvinism vs. Arminianismvs. Dr. Jonathan WrightSmith-Cotton High School Sedalia, MO
8/29/2005The Resurrection of Jesus ChristWith James Renihan vs. Marcus Borg and John Dominic CrossanSun Princess (at sea)
8/27/2005Is the Bible True?vs. John Dominic CrossanSeattle, WA
6/23/2005Is it Possible for a Non-Christians Enter Heaven?vs. William RutlandLong Island, NY
4/8/2005Regeneration and Perseverancevs. Robert WilkinOklahoma City, OK
11/4/2004Are Roman Catholics Our Brothers and Sisters in Christ?vs. Douglas WilsonLos Angeles, CA
5/20/2004Is The Apocrypha Scripture?vs. Gary MichutaLong Island, NY
5/20/2004Gay Marriage?vs. Dee BradshawSalt Lake City, UT
4/2/2004Are Temples Consistent with NT Christianity?vs. Richard HopkinsSalt Lake City, UT
12/11/2003Jesus: God or a god?vs. Gregory StaffordTampa, FL
10/4/2003Did Mary Have Other Children?vs. Gerry MataticsUniversity of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
8/14/2003The Irresistible Grace of Godvs. Dave HuntRadio Broadcast
5/22/2003Is The Roman Catholic Priesthood Biblical & Ancient? vs. Fr. Mitch PacwaLong Island, NY
4/4/2003What is Accomplished in the Atonement?vs. Dennis PotterSalt Lake City, UT
4/1/2003Is the Roman Mass a Propitiatory Sacrifice? vs. Robert SungenisSalt Lake City, UT
11/1/2002Does God Know the Future?vs. John SandersOrlando, FL
11/1/2002Is Knowing Jesus the Only Way to be Saved?vs. John SandersTampa, FL
10/5/2002Can Men Become Gods?vs. Martin TannerSalt Lake City, UT
7/18/2002Veneration of Saints and Imagesvs. Patrick MadridLong Island, NY
4/5/2002The Fall of Adam and Its Consequencesvs. Gilbert ScharffsSalt Lake City, UT
4/2/2001Who Controls Salvation?vs. George BrysonAnaheim, CA
2001-10Grace and Worksvs. Roger KellerSalt Lake City, UT
5/26/2001Gay Christianityvs. Rick ShaefferRadio Broadcast
5/24/2001Purgatory: Biblical or Mythical?vs. Fr. Peter StravinskasLong Island, NY
5/15/2001Is Homosexuality Compatible with Authentic Christianity? vs. Barry LynnLong Island, NY
3/30/2001The Will of Manvs. Richard HopkinsSalt Lake City, UT
11/10/2000Papal Infallibilityvs. Robert SungenisClearwater, FL
7/15/2000Papal Infallibilityvs. Tim StaplesFullerton, CA
5/25/2000Justification by Faith?vs. Robert SungenisLong Island, NY
2000-04Justification by Faithvs. Robert SungenisSalt Lake City, UT
12/1/1999Are the Scriptures the Sole Infallible Rule of Faith?vs. Fr. Mitch PacwaEl Cajon, CA
5/27/1999Does the NT Teach that Jesus is God?vs. Hamza Abdul MalikSyosset, NY
5/22/1997Sola Scripturavs. Gerry MataticsLong Island, NY
5/21/1997Is Calvinism Biblical?vs. Jim BarkerQueens, NY
5/18/1999How Biblical is the Trinity? vs. Robert SabinPatchogue, NY
5/1/1999The Massvs. Robert SungenisLong Island, NY
3/13/1999The KJV & The Deity of Christvs. Thomas HollandIndianapolis, IN
5/21/1998How Biblical and Ancient is the Papacy?vs. Fr. Mitch PacwaLong Island, NY
5/16/1998Predestination and Electionvs. Paul BarberQueens, NY
7/23/1996Is the Bible the Only Infallible Rule of Faith?vs. Tim Staples
5/23/1996The Marian Doctrines vs. Gerry MataticsLong Island, NY
6/1/1996The Apologetics of Vinney Lewisvs. Vinney Lewis
1/1/1996The Origins of Christianityvs. Richard HopkinsRadio Broadcast
1995-10PaedobaptismWith Geoff VolkerUniversity of New Mexico
1995-06PaedobaptismWith Geoff Volker vs. Robert Strimple and Gary JohnsonTempe, AZ
7/25/1995The PapacyWith Robert Zins vs. Scott Butler and Robert SungenisBoston College, Boston, MA
7/1/1995Perseverance vs. Jimmy AkinRadio Broadcast
6/1/1995The Eucharist, Sola Scriptura and Traditionvs. Jimmy AkinRadio Broadcast
4/1/1995Proclaiming the Gospel of Grace in Salt LakeRadio Broadcast
7/21/1994Is the King James the Best Version?vs. D.A. Waite
7/15/1994Papal Infallibilityvs. Dr. Robert FastigiSt. Edward's University Austin, TX
7/15/1994Maryvs. Dr. Robert FastigiSt. Edward's University Austin, TX
7/15/1994Indulgencesvs. Dr. Robert FastigiSt. Edward's University Austin, TX
7/15/1994Justificationvs. Dr. Robert FastigiSt. Edward's University Austin, TX
11/1/1993New Age Bible Versions Refutedvs. Gail RiplingerKRDS Radio
9/28/1993Does the Bible Teach Sola Scriptura?vs. Patrick MadridSan Diego, CA
8/13/1993Did The Early Church Believe in a Papacy?vs. Gerry MataticsDenver, CO
8/12/1993Does the New Testament Teach that Peter was the First Pope?vs. Gerry MataticsDenver, CO
4/1/1993The Apocryphavs. Gerry MataticsBoston College
4/1/1993Justification by Faithvs. Gerry MataticsBoston College
11/13/1992Sola Scripturavs. Gerry MataticsOmaha, NB
1/1/1992Challenging Mormonism vs. Van Hale & Alma AllredSalt Lake City, UT
5/8/1991Justification vs. Art SippoToledo, OH
1/1/1991The Massvs. Fr. Mitch PacwaEl Cajon, CA
1/1/1991Justification by Faithvs. Fr. Mitch PacwaEl Cajon, CA
12/15/1990Was Peter a Pope?vs. Gerry MataticsTempe, AZ
12/14/1990Eternal Security?vs. Gerry MataticsPhoenix, AZ
1990-08Sola Scripturavs. Gerry MataticsLong Beach, CA
1/1/1990Fundamentalists Anonymousvs. Ann McKinneyPhoenix Radio


Christian Research Journal

  • Getting Over the Hurdles of the New World Translation (29,3)
  • Bible Versions: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Parts 1 and 2) (28,3,4)Exodus and Abortion (27,1)
  • PDAs and Apologetics (26,3)
  • Examining Muslim Apologetics (Part Two): Unusual Attacks on the Trinity (25,4)
  • Examining Muslim Apologetics (Part One): The Bible Versus the Qur’an (25,3)
  • Dangerous Airwaves: Harold Camping’s Call to Flee the Church (25,1)
  • The Divine Sovereignty-Human Responsibility Debate (Part Two) (24,1)
  • The Divine Sovereignty-Human Responsibility Debate (Part One) (with George Bryson) (23,4)
  • Pro and Con: Two Journal Contributors Respond to the Joint Declaration of Justification by Ralph E. Mackenzie and James R. White (22,4)
  • Beyond the Veil of Eternity: The Importance of Philippians 2:5-11 in Theology and Apologetics (22,3)
  • Loving the Trinity (21,4)
  • Anonymous Strawmen (21,4)
  • Target, Bible: A Flood of Books Attack the Sufficiency of Scripture (21,3)
  • Summary Critique: Jehovah’s Witnesses Defended (21,2)
  • The Jesus Seminar and the Gospel of Thomas: Courting the Media at the Cost of Truth (20,3)
  • Effectively Sharing the Deity of Christ with Jehovah’s Witnesses (1997)
  • Summary Critique: How Wide the Divide? A Mormon and an Evangelical in Conversation(1997)
  • What Really Happened at Nicea? (1997 July-August)
  • Of Cities and Swords: The Impossible Task of Mormon Apologetics (1996 Summer)
  • Is Your Modern Translation Corrupt? Answering the Allegations of KJV Only Advocates (1996 Winter)

TableTalk Magazine

  • The Fool’s Folly Uncovered (May, 2006)
  • The Lord is One (May, 2003)
  • Created in the Image of Rome(March, 2002)
  • Modern Reformation Magazine
  • Whom Does God Forgive? (March, 2002)

Reformed Baptist Theological Review

  • Myth, Allegory, and Parable: the Presuppositions of John Dominic Crossan
  • and the Jesus Seminar and Their Importance to Reformed Baptist Theology and Apologetics (3:1, January, 2006)
  • Textual Criticism and the Ministry of Preaching(2:2, July, 2005)
  • The Newness of the New Covenant (Part II) (2:1, January, 2005)
  • The Newness of the New Covenant (Part I) (I:2, July, 2004)


  • Church History, Ирпенская Библейская Семинария, 2014
  • New Testament Textual Criticism, Europäisches Bibel Trainings Centrum, Berlin, 2013
  • Apologetics, Cornerstone Seminary, 2013
  • Apologetics, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, 2012
  • Polemics, Midwest Center for Theological Studies, 2011
  • Atheism/Islam, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, 2009-2010
  • Islam, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, 2008
  • Current Issues in Apologetics, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, 2005, 2007
  • Development of Patristic Theology, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, 2004
  • Apologetics, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, 2003-2004, 2009
  • Systematic Theology, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, 1996, 1998, 2004
  • Christian Philosophy of Religion, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, 1998-2003
  • Beginning Greek, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001
  • Greek Exegesis of Ephesians, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, 2001
  • Beginning Hebrew, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, 1996, 1998, 2000
  • Hebrew Exegesis, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, 1997, 1999
  • Christology, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, 1997
  • Scholar in Residence, Grand Canyon University, 1995-1996
  • Apologetics, Grand Canyon University, 1996
  • Church History, Grand Canyon University, 1991-92, 95


  • Ph.D. Candidate, Northwestern University, Potchefstroom, South Africa (Textual Criticism)
  • D.Min, Apologetics, Columbia Evangelical Seminary, 2002
  • Th.D., Apologetics, Columbia Evangelical Seminary, 1998
  • Th.M. Apologetics, Faraston Seminary, 1995
  • M.A. Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary, 1989
  • B.A. Bible (Major in Biology, minor in Greek), Grand Canyon College, 1985.

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