White Station was planted in 1954 in order to spread the gospel in East Memphis. The church’s roots and present commitments are within the American Restoration Movement (also called Stone-Campbell Movement). White Station shares practices of this heritage in our affirmation of the priesthood of all believers, governance by Shepherds within the local congregation, the weekly observance of the Lord’s Supper, and baptism of believers by immersion for the forgiveness of sins and the gift of the Holy Spirit.
In 2015, the Shepherds published “Men and Women Serving the Church" to revisit ways that women could serve in ministries. White Station is committed to a high view of Scripture and to a high view of the leading of the Holy Spirit, ensuring that our decisions are rooted in a God’s authority and sensitive to our missionary context in the world.
Our current ministry in East Memphis and beyond flows from our commitment to do the work God called us to do in 1954. This commitment was reinforced in the late 1990’s when our leaders decided to stay at our location at 1106 Colonial. That decision to stay informed our mission statement, to which we remain committed: to serve everyone in our diverse community, to lead the lost to Christ, and to help us all become fully mature Christians. We are just as committed to that statement now as we were then. White Station is a church in the city and White Station is a church for the city.