We’ve chosen another food drive for our next missions project. On October 12, Helping Harvest is having a Celebration of Community and Hope.
From Richard Auman, Staff-Parish Relations CommitteeA Conference announcement, on February 12, both appointed and described our incoming pastor: Pastor Wallace enjoys drama, music, community outreach, and most of all preaching the uncompromised word of the Lord.
On Pastor Wallace’s first Sunday, July 2, we will have one combined service at 10 AM followed by a reception.
His passion for music, drama, and community outreach began in 1998 when he founded a Christian ministry theater production company. Since then, he’s written, directed, and produced gospel skits and stage plays.
In 2001, Wallace became both an on-call weekend chaplain for Reading Hospital’s Emergency Team for Crisis Intervention and Associate Chaplain at Albright College.
Then, after earning a Master of Divinity degree from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, he received his first appointment in 2003 to New Beginnings Community Church in Reading. In 2008 he became pastor at St. Matthew’s Church, with a half-time assignment at Calvary UMC, Wyomissing.
For the last eight years he’s been assigned to Covenant Church in Lancaster. While there, Pastor Wallace earned his Doctor of Ministry in Contextual Leadership at Palmer Theological Seminary, Eastern University.
He received his first ordination in 1999 as an itinerant deaconate in the Philadelphia Annual Conference of the African Methodist, and then three years later he was ordained as an itinerant elder. In 2010 he became an elder in full connection with the Eastern PA Conference of the UM Church.
Pastor Wallace has served on a number of committees including District Conference on Ministry, the Cross Racial/Cross Cultural Team, and the ICare team. Currently he serves on the Board of Ordained Ministry and as an Assisting Elder in the West District.
Our new pastor is married to Dr. Brenda Ingram-Wallace, a psychology professor and Vice President at Albright College. They live in Spring Township with their three adopted children.
Pastor Wallace will assume his duties at Lincoln Park on July 1.