First Church of the Living God

The Pillar and Ground of the Truth

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We have different services available throughout the week. Check out our Services page to learn more and see where you can join us.

Our Pastor

Bishop Jesse J. White Jr. is the Shepherd of this flock. Find out how he leads this ministry and more.


We offer many ministries under this house of the Lord. From children to teens, singles and adults, we have groups for you to join and fellowship.

Greetings from our Bishop 

Blessings and welcome to the First Church of the Living God. Our prayer is that all might sense the welcome fragrance of the presence of God as you come and join in worship with us. It is important to us that as you search through the website, as well as come into the sanctuary, you come to know how precious and meaningful to us each one of you are. To God “it is a good and pleasant thing for brethren to dwell together in unity… there is where the blessings of the Lord are commanded.” Ps. 133

We are grateful and excited that you are interested in this ministry.  Our hope is that you will see or listen to something that blesses you and your family, and perhaps continue to respond to the Lord with an open heart.  Our desire is that through the life changing power of Jesus Christ you will enjoy the fellowship, and friendship of this multi-generational congregation here at the First Church and become as passionate as we are about serving our community as well as one another.  Our purpose is to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ, be an example of true Christian faith, to maintain the worship of God and to reach our communities with the truth of God’s Word.

As you browse the site, prayerfully you will be enriched, edified and empowered. Please feel free to share your suggestions and feedback as you are inspired by the presence of an all-powerful God.

Kingdom Blessings,
Bishop Jesse White Jr.

Bishop Jesse J. White Jr.

Bishop White has been the Pastor of the First Church of the Living God in Hartford, CT for over 25 years. His passion is winning and developing souls for Christ. He is the husband of one wife for over 40 years, father of two sons and grandfather of five grandchildren.

Healing. Redemption. Restoration.

Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

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Our Ministries

Ministers Board

Kings Kidz
Youth Ministry

Convalescent Ministry

Media Ministry


Bereavement Ministry

Shelter Ministry

Food Pantry

Celebrate Recovery