The Reverend Dr. Gregory Louis Wallace is a native of Louisville, Kentucky. He accepted Christ at an early age. In April 1963, he united with the Centennial Olivet Baptist Church and was baptized by the late Rev. W. F. Wilson. On December 18, 1973, Dr. Wallace was licensed to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Dr. Wallace was ordained to the Gospel ministry on July 2, 1977.
Doctor Wallace is a graduate of Louisville Central High School. In January 1974, he enrolled in the University of Louisville and graduated May 14, 1978 with the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology. In August 1978, he matriculated at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky and graduated December 19, 1980 with the Master of Divinity (M. Div.) Degree. Dr. Wallace matriculated again at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and graduated with the Doctor of Ministry (D. Min.) Degree on December 16, 1983. His doctoral thesis was titled: “A Ministry Formation Training Program for Licensed Black Ministers of Louisville, Kentucky.” Dr. Wallace graduated from Temple University, Philadelphia, May 16, 1996 with a Master of Arts (M.A.) Degree. Dr. Wallace also graduated from Temple University on January 28, 2000 with the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Degree. His doctoral dissertation was titled; “Social Stratification in the New Testament and Early Christianity Through 125 C.E.: Class, Race, Gender, and Economics.”
Dr. Wallace served as pastor of Massie Zion Baptist Church, Louisville, Kentucky. He also served as pastor of Bethel Community Baptist Church, St. Petersburg, Florida. He served as pastor of Union Baptist Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Presently, Dr. Wallace is the Pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Dr. Wallace has been professor at Simmons University, Louisville, Kentucky, teaching courses in New Testament Survey, Formation of Christian Ministry, and Historical Survey of Christianity. He has also been an instructor at Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, teaching courses in Introduction to World Religions, Religions in America, Hebrew Bible, and African American Religion. Dr. Wallace teaches courses in New Testament Studies at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Dr. Wallace is married to Geraldine and thanks God for her and their daughters (Alexandria and Trinity).
[revised: October 29, 2018]