Trinity Baptist Church of Orange will host a Valentine Dinner and will welcome Dr. William H. (Bill) White as guest entertainer Friday, Feb. 1. Bill is well known in the area and was pastor of the First Baptist Church of Orange from 1980 to 1990. Bill has pastored churches in Texas for over 40 years. He and his wife, Vickie live in Duncanville, Texas.

After retiring, Bill has spent his time leading retreats, conducting Bible studies, preaching, and traveling the country as a Performer Entertainer. He has recorded five CDs: “His World: A Tribute to Jim Reeves”, “Singing the Story: Gospel Songs by Request”, “Remember, I Love You”. “A Matter of Time”, and “Written In Red”. He was named “Entertainer of the Year in 2007 by the Texas International Music Association and serves on the Advisory Board of the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame in Carthage. Last year, Dr. White’s calendar was full with over 100 performances. He has performed at numerous venues in the Metroplex and across the US. Bill appeared with the “Stars of the Grand Ole Opry” at the White House in Washington, DC.

Bill’s dad was born in Shelby County, Texas, one of nine boys and a girl. That one girl, Mary, married Jim Reeves. Mary lived in Nashville until her death in 1999. Jim died in a tragic plane crash in l964. Bill’s programs include a number of Jim Reeves songs. He is often asked to include gospel songs and selections from his gospel albums.

Dr. White stated, “Vickie and I are looking forward to performing at the Valentine Dinner seeing our many friends in Orange. We are very excited about the visit.” Trinity Baptist Church is located at 1408 W. Park Ave. at 14th Street.