In recent photos taken this week, Christian apologist, radio commentator and founder of Alpha & Omega Ministries, James White reportedly had his head shaved. White was seen entering a small local Phoenix establishment known as "Charlie's Barber Shop" at approximately 8AM on Monday morning. He then asked the head barber, Charlie Forsyth, to "give him the regular."
"He wanted me to shave off all his hair." Said Forsyth, White's barber of almost 10 years. "No, I didn't try to talk him out of it or anything. I figured the man knew what he wanted since he's been coming in here for years now."
Others in the barber shop sat and watched as White's hair was completely taken off. Some paid no attention and read copies of Sports Illustrated or Field & Stream.
White was then seen checking in to his Alpha & Omega Ministries office in Phoenix where he remained for less than 24 hours.
"We saw him go into his office about 9AM." Reported one anonymous eyewitness. "But he was back out on the streets by 6PM the same evening. He didn't even stay there one whole day!"
Some are wondering if White's desire to shave his head bald coupled with the short time at his office are indications of some kind of depression or down swing in his life. There is also concern about his frequent "smoking" of opponents in various debates around the country.
"No, this is pretty typical." Said Forsyth calmly. "James comes in here about 3 or 4 times a month and I give him a complete shave up top. This has been going on for a long time now."
Still, others are concerned.
"He's getting his head shaved and he can't seem to stay in his office for more than 24 hours at a time." Said the eyewitness. "There appears to be a great deal of turmoil going on his life."
White was unable to be reached for comment, but his website continued to post updates regarding his ministry.