A groundbreaking Hollywood stuntwoman, April Weeden-White was intimidated but not surprised when she married a bishop and took a role as First Lady.
“Since I was a little girl my friends and family could see that I was groomed for this,” says the wife of renowned Bishop John White Dominion of CC Marketplace Ministries. “So when I started letting people know that I was marrying a pastor they said, ‘Oh, that’s perfect for you!’”
For the accomplished actress, singer and dancer, who has doubled for Halle Berry and Gabrielle Union and has appeared in over 400 feature films, TV shows and commercials, becoming a minister’s wife was new territory.
“For me it was very scary,” says the D.C. born entertainer. “And I felt like I almost wasn’t worthy, because I’m like, “Lord, you put this wonderful man in my path and now we’re getting married--Can I live up to the expectations?’”
Unbeknownst to her, the gifted, award-winning mentor was already practicing many of the acquired responsibilities.
“It was kind of like a natural progression,” says the mother of one, whose biggest challenge is balancing her careers with the large blended family she married into.
“My whole entire career I have never forgotten the lord,” says April, who was once a ballerina with the Black Dahlia Jazz Company. “I’ve traveled all over the world, but I never took God out of the equation. No matter where I was no matter what country I was in, I’ve made sure I found a church that I could go in and worship.”