White was nominated by a member of his congregation, Shawn Mullins Propst.
"I nominated my pastor, Rev. Glenn White, on Sept. 26, 2007, and again April 8, 2009, for Hometown Hero for all his dedication — first to Christ and second to our community for decades," Propst said.
"He is so deserving of this honor. Pastor White has labored as the pastor of the Central United Baptist Church faithfully since June 22, 1957. He is not only a soldier of the cross but he was in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1944 in Italy and was shot down and reported as missing in action for three months.
"At that point in his life, during that experience being captured that he promised God if he would bring him safely back to this great country, he would serve him without reservation. He has truly kept his promise to God and went above and beyond his calling. Pastor White has truly made our church his work and labor of love,” Propst continued.
During Rev. White's ministry, he has performed over 450 wedding ceremonies, conducted over 800 funerals and preached more than 3,000 sermons.
"He has truly been the instrument by which many souls have been lead to Christ. He has ministered to our communities, families, and friends through the good times and also through the bad times he is always there no matter what," Propst said.
"He is worthy of this honor — words can not describe the man that he is."