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Mr. Joe White

Host: Dr. James Dobson

March 04, 2013

Do you realize that the decisions you make now will not only affect you but also the people around you for years to come? This includes your future spouse and children , even the person who is going to marry the guy or gal you're dating now! Today, you'll hear from Joe White, who will speak about the incredibly important topic of abstinence. He'll explain to the young men and women of this generation why they are worth waiting for! Joe White is the President of Kanakuk Kamps and founder of Kids Across America in Branson, Missouri. Each summer, these twelve kamps host 20,000 kampers and over 2,500 College and professional staff. After growing up in Texas, Joe attended College at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas where he won the Heart Award as a two-year starting defensive tackle for the SMU Mustangs. At SMU, Joe also met and married his wife of 33 years, Debbie Jo. After graduation, Joe coached at Texas A&M University before moving to Branson, Missouri to run Kanakuk Kamps with Debbie Jo. Joe has been working with teenagers for over 30 years and is a speaker to Promise Keepers, Focus on the Family Radio, Life on the Edge Conferences, Major League Baseball, the NFL, and AFTER dark College crusades across the country. Joe knows personally and loves to share the meaning of God's amazing grace. Joe has also written 16 books, including Pure Excitement, that are designed to reach teens and their families. In 1991, Joe founded Kanakuk Haiti, which funds the operation of 19 schools and 1 orphanage in Haiti. Joe and Kanakuk Haiti provide food and clothing as well as an education for thousands of Haitian children each year. Joe is a proud father of four and a wonderful grandfather of three.

Meet the Guest


Mr. Joe White

Kristan Hawkins is the president of Students for Life, a grass roots pro-life organization which has over 1,200 local chapters in all 50 states. She was first recruited by Students for Life in 2006 to launch their full-time operation throughout the country. Kristan graduated summa cum laude from Bethany College with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. She frequently speaks on a variety of topics, including feminism, abortion, disability advocacy, healthcare for the disabled and public policy at pro-life events, and on college campuses across the U.S. Kristan is a media analyst and served on then-candidate Donald Trump’s Pro-Life Advisory Council. Her proudest accomplishments are being married to her husband, Jonathan, and raising their four children—Gunner, Bear, Maverick, and Gracie. In her spare time, Kristan raises awareness for cystic fibrosis, a disease shared by her children, Gunner and Gracie.

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