Actress Was on the Brink of Suicide — Then an Incredible Moment Saved Her Life

By Billy Hallowell Published on September 18, 2019

Actress Andrea Logan White was once on the brink of suicide, but a chance encounter with a stranger changed her life and set her on course to start a relationship with God.

White had come to Hollywood to model and act and, before long, found herself in a very dark crowd — an introduction to Hollywood that left her in a difficult emotional and spiritual place.

“I almost died through it all,” White recently told The Pure Flix Podcast. “I had a very tragic path to get there and it wasn’t easy, but somehow God used all of that to wake me up and bring me to Him.”

“God, Why Am I on This Earth?”

White’s journey came to a head one day as she was driving in her car and was literally crying out to God.

“After an audition I was at my wit’s end. I could not make ends meet. I had multiple jobs,” she said. “I had tears in my eyes and I was at the end of my rope and I said, ‘God, why am I on this Earth. Why am I here?’ … I was suicidal.”

Listen to White reveal the amazing details that set her on a journey to finding God:

White, star of’s new original series The Healing Tribe — a series that offers the inspiration needed to live an abundant life and to walk out of chronic illness, addictions, trauma, depression and anxiety — said she was sobbing as she spoke to God in that moment.

“I said, ‘If you’re real, you need to show me who you are, because I have lost hope and I have no will to live,’” White recounted.

An Encounter With a Stranger

It was at that very moment that a man in an old, red beat-up car with a “Jesus Loves You” sticker beeped his car horn. When White looked over at him, he waved and pointed to the radio playing in his car.

As the man drove off, White tuned the radio to the same station and was astonished by what she heard.

“It was a pastor repeating the words I had just cried out to God … [he was] saying there’s people out there crying out to God and they don’t know their purpose and God is here and he has a plan for your life and it’s a good plan,” she said, highlighting the essential value of hearing that message in the moment. “I think God knew I was going to take my life.”

Please Support The Stream: Equipping Christians to Think Clearly About the Political, Economic and Moral Issues of Our Day.

White went on to share how this experience set her on course to finding Christ and a church community. Now, White is hosting The Healing Tribe in an effort to help others “find the tools that God has given us to live an abundant life.”

“This is something that I’m so passionate about, because I really struggled and have struggled with my physical health my entire life,” she said of the show. “My heart behind The Healing Tribe is I’ve connected with women who love the Lord that have found healing in the most random ways.”

Heather McKean joined Andrea Logan White and Tiffany Jeffers to create The Healing Tribe. You can read more about McKean’s story and Jeffers’ journey and stream all 15 episodes on today (grab a free, 30-day trial here).

“I believe there’s a lot of people suffering in silence … I believe the biggest battlefield we all face,” White said. “I’m always seeking to be the best version of myself — mind, body and spirit … We cover it all. And we are very open with it, because I believe we have to.”


This article was originally published on Pure Flix Insider. Visit Pure Flix for access to thousands of faith and family-friendly movies and TV shows. You can get a free, one-month trial here.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Comments ()
The Stream encourages comments, whether in agreement with the article or not. However, comments that violate our commenting rules or terms of use will be removed. Any commenter who repeatedly violates these rules and terms of use will be blocked from commenting. Comments on The Stream are hosted by Disqus, with logins available through Disqus, Facebook, Twitter or G+ accounts. You must log in to comment. Please flag any comments you see breaking the rules. More detail is available here.
God Will Use Our Nation’s Pain
John Yeatts
More from The Stream
Connect with Us