Church History

Brief Church History:
Pastor Jeff Johns began pastoring White Horse Christian Center in 1983 (then called Tippecanoe Christian Center) – an interdenominational, multi-ethnic church. White Horse Christian Center is a revival celebration center, promoting unity through diversity by growing a strong, healthy church family and equipping the body of Christ to do the work of the ministry.

The Mission of the church is the Great Commission (Mark 16:15): Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. WHCC is accomplishing this through ministry outreaches and short term mission trips throughout the year; White Horse School of Ministries, an accredited Bible college; and hosting eight conferences per year that gather people from all over the United States, Canada, and the world for encouragement and building relationships in the body of Christ. WHCC charges no registration fees for these conferences and serves hundreds of free meals to those who attend.

Over the years, the church has outgrown several facilities, and in the fall of 2003, purchased and took up residence in the former Cumberland Place Exhibition Center in West Lafayette. This facility has over 25,000 square feet on the main floor with a sanctuary seating up to 1000, and a Fellowship Hall with seating for approx. 250.The West 3rd Youth Recreation Center is equipped with 3-on-3 basketball court, badmiton, corn hole. The West 3rd is used by the church middle/high school youth and young adults. Upstairs the church offers classes for all ages on Sundays and Wednesday evenings. Additional space is also provided for executive and ministerial offices, classrooms, White Horse School of Ministries, and a commercial kitchen.

Flags of every nation hang in the sanctuary, representative of the church’s vision for the nations of the world. Hundreds of short-term mission teams have been sent out from WHCC over the years. Each year the Multi-Ethnic Ministry of the church sponsors various events celebrating the international and diverse cultural community in which we live.

The Vision of White Horse Christian Center:
It is our desire as members of the body of Christ and the local fellowship, White Horse Christian Center, to have a strong healthy church that meets the needs of those who come, and to equip the body of Christ to do the work of the ministry. The Vision Statement of the church comes from three scriptures, encompassing the Great Commandment and the Great Commission: John 13:35; Mark 12:30-33; Mark 16:15.

Our Vision Statement is:
To love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength, and love all people as Jesus loved us so the world will know we are His disciples as we go tell all people groups the good news about Jesus.

Our Motto is:
Reaching Our Neighbors and the World with the Love of Jesus

The White Horse Christian Center Pastoral Ministry Staff includes:

  • Senior Pastor Jeff Johns
  • Pastor Gary Osborne
  • Pastors Bobby and Martha Ruth Kirkley
  • Pastors Ignacio and Consuelo Barrón
  • Pastor Tracy McCutcheon 
  • Pastor Erick Morales
  • Jayna Mullen serves as Minister of Music
  • Jane Johns serves as Coordinator

Doctrinal Statement – What We Believe