PDT Media History
PDT Media began in 1985 as Mission Recordings which was set up to report the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ using the powerful medium of television by making videos of Christian meetings and documentaries.
Although he had a promising career ahead of him in the Civil Service, two years after he was born again in 1985 Phillip heard the Lord call him to leave his job and become a missionary videographer. Apart from a three year break from 2005 to 2008 he has been continually self-employed in this work.
PDT Media is a non-profit organisation. Expenses are charged and some costs are covered but much work is done at low or no charge. (See business policy).
Over the last 30 years MR/PDT Media has worked with many organisations in the UK and abroad, amongst them: Youth with a Mission, Wycliffe Bible Translators (SIL), Prison Christian Fellowship, Clouds House Rehab Centre, Vision Broadcasting, Joy Today, World Vision, Morning Star Ministries, Action International Ministries, Precious Jewels, Heartline Crafts, Isabel Chapman Ministries, Philippine Miracle Missions, Manila Bible Training Centre, Life and More Abundant Ministries, Christian Renewal Centre Rostrevor, Agape Church, Counties Evangelistic Workers, Tony Ralls, Eurovision (David Hathaway), Christian Education Europe, Mercy in Action, the FGBMFI, Voice in the City, Embassy Christian Outreach, Locksley Christian School, Ron Jones, Disciples of Mercy, Vision for Israel, Out of Zion, Bath City Church, Christian Life Bible College, Citifaith Church, School of the Lion Gloucester, Above Rubies, Voice for Justice UK and many others.
Mission Recordings closed in 2005 and Phillip spent three years in employment as a Company Director. He returned to his original calling in 2008 and established PDT Media with the same vision as Mission Recordings.
The documentaries and programmes he has produced have been used for many different purposes: to show what God is doing in around the world, to promote, raise funds and gather prayer support for missionaries and ministries, to proclaim the gospel, to teach the Bible and to edify the church.
Phillip has travelled to 30 countries: Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Germany, Holland, Albania, Poland, Rumania, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus, Russian Federation (Siberia), Thailand, Egypt, Kenya, Morocco, South Africa, USA, Brazil, India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Philippines, Hong Kong and Israel.
Phillip White Bio
Phillip is a biologist by profession and worked for ten years at the Ministry of Defence laboratories, Porton Down. As a committed atheist, he was shaken and challenged by the dramatic change in his wife following her conversion to Christianity. Although he had a promising career ahead of him in the Civil Service, sixteen months after becoming a Christian himself Phillip heard the Lord call him to leave his job and become a missionary videographer. In 1985 he embarked on an adventure in video and TV production which has has taken him to some of the most remote parts of the world. He has discovered that with God in the equation his life has meaning, purpose and fulfilment.
When he left school, Phillip wanted to work for the BBC and applied for a role as a studio manager , however he was not offered the job. The desire God put in his heart to work in media has subsequently been fulfilled only instead of working for the British Broadcasting Corporation, he works for the Big Body of Christ!
Apart from a three year break from 2005 to 2008, he has been continually self-employed in this work.
Phillip has been married to Sheila since 1979 and they have two grown up children: Rebecca is married to Stephen and they have two daughters, Sasha and Lily; Jeremy is a charity worker and musician living in Bristol with his wife Pin.