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Monday, April 8, 2024

Pastor John Douglas White: The Devil in Disguise

     In 2012, John Douglas White, the 55-year-old pastor of the Christ Community Fellowship Church located just west of Mount Pleasant, Michigan, lived by himself in a mobile home park in Broomfield Township near the town of Remus. This self-appointed man of the cloth possessed a background more in line with a person serving a life sentence in prison than a preacher of a tiny church in rural central Michigan. Pastor White, a perverted lust killer, had no business living outside prison walls where he could take advantage of women while masquerading as a man of God. He was a predatory sex killer in preacher's clothing.

     In 1981 John White, then 24, choked and stabbed a 17-year-old girl in Battle Creek, Michigan. The victim survived and Mr. White was allowed to plead no contest to assault with intent to do great bodily harm.  The judge sentenced him to five years in prison. Corrections authorities let White out on parole after he had served two years behind bars.

     John White and his wife, in 1994, were living in Comstock Township near Kalamazoo, Michigan. On July 11 of that year, 26-year-old Vicky Sue Wall was seen getting into White's pickup just before she disappeared. Shortly after Wall's relatives reported her missing the 37-year-old violent sex offender checked himself into the Kalamazoo Regional Psychiatric Hospital. In September 1994 police found Vicky Sue Wall's decomposed body in the woods not far from her home. Arrested at the psychiatric facility, John White admitted strangling the victim to death. According to him, he and the victim were having an affair and she had threatened to tell his wife. So he killed her.

     In the Vicky Sue Wall murder case the authorities allowed White to strike a deal with the prosecutor. In return for his guilty plea to the ridiculous charge of involuntary manslaughter, the judge sentenced this degenerate to eight to fifteen years. At his May 1995 sentencing hearing White told the judge that Vicky Sue Wall's death had been a "tragic accident." John White walked out of prison in 2007 after serving twelve years of his sentence. His wife had divorced him.

     In 2012 Pastor John White was engaged to a woman in his congregation whose 24-year-old daughter--Rebekah Gay--lived a few doors from him in the mobile home park. Because White was a preacher engaged to her mother Rebekah allowed him to watch her 3-year-old son. She had no idea her babysitter watched necrophilia pornography and fantasized about having gruesome perverted sex with her.

     On October 31, 2012, at six in the morning, John White entered Rebekah Gay's trailer, struck her in the head with a hard rubber mallet then strangled her to death with a zip tie. After performing perverted sexual acts on the victim's body, he hauled her 5-foot-3, 118 pound corpse in his pickup to a ditch behind a stand of pine trees about a mile from the trailer park. It was there he dumped her body.

     After hiding his victim's corpse White returned to his trailer where he cleaned himself and his truck with paper towels. He walked to Gay's dwelling, stole into her car and drove it to a nearby bar and parked it there. He had also tossed Rebekah Gay's cellphone into a dumpster and threw away the murder weapon. From the bar White walked back to Gay's mobile home, dressed her son in his Halloween costume, then drove the boy to Mount Pleasant where, as prearranged, the boy's father picked him up for the day.

     Crime scene investigators processed the victim's trailer for physical clues and searched White's mobile home where they found the bloody towels and other incriminating evidence. When questioned by detectives with the Michigan State Police John White confessed and led the officers to Rebekah Gay's body.

     On November 1, 2012 John White was arraigned in an Isabella County District Court on the charge of first-degree murder. The judge denied him bail.

     The church member who had hired John White as pastor said this to a reporter with The Detroit News: "He [White] was absolutely contrite. All kinds of people turn around and meet the Lord and they are a different person. He [White] was doing a lot of good in the community...He was doing a lot of good and Satan did not want him doing good, and Satan got to him."

     So, according to one of Pastor White's congregants, White's cold-blooded lust murder of Rebekah Gay was the devil's wrongdoing.

     In April 2013, White pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for killing Rebekah Gay. The judge sentenced him to prison for 56 years and three months.

     On August 28, 2013 a prison guard at the Michigan Reformatory Correctional Institution in Ionia, found John White dead in his cell. He had hanged himself.


  1. Rebekah Gay was my brother's girlfriend. Autopsy results confirm that he had sex with her dead body and cause of death was strangulation. Her son was in the home when he did all of it... So did little Conway see or hear? Was he threatened? He has not asked.for his mother at all.... everything loving... and good in his life has been taken away... his beautiful mother... my brother... my parents no longer are allowed to.see.him... now to live with his possible biological father who he seen 1 day a week for the last year????

    John white destroyed 2 families.... sick pervert...

  2. do you know anything about his family? where he orginated from?

  3. Well it's a good thing this sick bastard hung himself before the corrections authorities decided to let him out yet again!!! They should have kept him the first time! Who in the hell made the decision to release him after serving only two of a five- year sentence? I believe the person responsible for his release should at the very least be FIRED! Who ever you are, how do you live with yourself??? And really, why only a 5 year sentence for brutally stabbing that poor girl damn near to death. What the hell is wrong with these people and our sentencing laws! Are they really that F#@%ING STUPID? I can't imagine why anyone in their right mind would allow this demon back out on the street after the first attack! Something is seriously wrong with the judicial system when an individual that is this evil can be caught, prosecuted and RELEASED, not once but twice!!! Furthermore, white was a Vietnam veteran! Why isn't the military required to evaluate, council and recondition Service Men when they return from combat? Obviously White was a very sick individual, who I'm certain must have exhibited some symptomatic behavior upon his return from Vietnam! The Military trains them to be killing machines before they are deployed! They should be required to at least evaluate them and aid them in their transition from combat upon their return home! I am so thankful for our very BRAVE men and women who serve our Country! My Husband is a Soldier, my Father a Marine!!! My Husband, Father and I all agree that there should be a TRANSITION PROCESS in place for returning Soldiers! Putting a system in place for Servicemen returning from combat would solve a lot of the problems for our brave Veterans! I hope the grieving Families of white's victims will find the strength to pull together and demand stricter sentencing laws for these violent crimes and further, demand that our military implement a transition process for our Veterans!

    1. He was not a Vietnam vet. John was kicked out of the Navy

  4. Can we please agree to strip him of his title of "Pastor" lets never refer to him as a "Pastor" again, okay! He is the epitome of all that is evil!!!

  5. Why does ANYONE trust a "man of the cloth"? So, so many are found to be predators of the first degree! No matter the faith, many of these men are given carte blanche to young children and teens and vulnerable people.
    Why does the name father, pastor, reverend, whatever, give them some gawd-given right and a pass on being bloody human male persons, with all earthly desires and depredations? The label is just that. A label.
    Yes. Many are good men. Many follow their religions precepts. But to give these animals a pass just because they say they are gawd fearing? It's ludicrous, ridiculous and, as with this cretin, at the expense of other's lives. SMH

  6. I was the key witness in this murder case.