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Reverend Dr. Alyn E. Waller

Reverend Dr. Alyn E. Waller


Reverend Dr. Alyn E. Waller

Reverend Dr. Alyn E. Waller is the Senior Pastor of Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A highly sought after revivalist, lecturer and musician. Dr. Waller is a true visionary who has been described by Upscale Magazine (February 1999) as “an individual who has been called to operate far beyond the restraints of traditionalism”. Dr. Waller’s partner in ministry and marriage is Ellyn Jo Waller, the leader of Enon’s Women’s Ministry and a devoted mother to their two daughters, Elynn Morgan and Eryka Lynn.

A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Dr. Waller was born on April 8, 1964 to the late Reverend Dr. Alfred M. Waller, Sr. and Mrs. Belva J. Waller, his earliest spiritual influences. After graduating from Shaker Heights High School in Shaker Heights, Ohio, Dr. Waller continued on to Ohio University in Athens where in 1985, he was awarded a Bachelor. Degree in Music Business (B.G.S.). Dr. Waller was licensed to the gospel ministry on June 7, 1987 and ordained on November 27, 1988 at Shiloh Baptist Church in Cleveland, Ohio. A gifted singer and musician as well as preacher from 1987 until 1990 Dr. Waller utilized both gifts as Minister of Music at Canaan Missionary Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky.

Dr. Waller has earned a Master of Divinity Degree (M.Div.) from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky and a Doctor of Ministry degree in Ministry to Marriage and Family (D.Min.) from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania.

In September of 1990, Dr. Waller accepted the call to the Pastorate at First Baptist Church of Donora in Pennsylvania where he remained until June of 1994. In July of 1994, Dr. Waller became the Pastor of Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church. God’s anointing on his pastorate has been evidenced by unprecedented numerical and spiritual growth. As a result of Enon’s growth four worship services — one on Saturday evening and three on Sunday morning. Discipleship is under girded by three weekly bible study experiences —including the “Hour of Power” lunch hour study in center city Philadelphia — and a number of other Christian education experiences. A web—based bible study is also being developed and more than fifty plus ministries meet the needs of the Enon family and the surrounding communities.

Responding to the specific needs of the local community, Dr. Waller led Enon’s membership to establish the Enon—Coulter Community Development Corporation (ECDC), a non—profit community development corporation that provides educational and support services to children and families. Under Dr. Waller’s leadership, ECDC sponsors Innovative programs, including a pre—school preparatory program for neighborhood children, an after school advanced computer program for teens, and a Christian summer camp experience.

With a varied and extensive ministerial background, Dr. Waller has lectured at numerous institutions throughout the United States including Union Theological Seminary in New York City, Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary and the Center for Urban Theological Studies in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and The National Bible Conference presented by The California State Baptist Convention. He also continues to minister in song, both as a soloist, and with the Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church Mass Choir.

In October 2004 Pastor Alyn E. Waller’s personal music project was released — a CD entitled “With His Permission”. Pastor Waller waited seventeen years to hear the Lord say, “Yes and Amen” to the completion of this work. It is only with His permission that this project has come to fruition.

In November 2004 — Radio Outreach began on WURD 900 AM in Philadelphia; Sunday evenings “Hour of Power” — also on Wednesdays (2005) — “It’s Family Time” his co—host, his lovely wife, Mrs. Ellyn Jo Waller. In August 2007, the WURD Outreach ministry ended and the Lord blessed — with another broadcast on Praise 103.9 FM WPPZ., which officially began September 8, 2007.

Pastor Alyn E. Waller wrote his first book “Enjoy Your Journey”— International release date was March 28, 2006; Philadelphia book release date — April 5, 2006 — on December 13, 2007 — a Journal for this book was published, released and available for purchase. This publication was printed in Korean — June 2008.

Pastor Waller spent ten days in Seoul, South Korea — preaching the Gospel at the Myung Presbyterian Church, the Yoida Full Gospel Church and The Suwon Full Gospel Church. The attendance for these worship services ranged from 80,000 persons to 100,000 persons.

July 29, 2006 — the Lord answered the prayers of The Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church with the completion of the new edifice and the Inaugural Worship Service. Enon Tabernacle is now one Church in two locations. — Enon West and Enon East — A Place Where People Encounter God”. — Dedication Service was held on Saturday, September 16, 2006 The Lord blessed Enon and as of October 2007 — Enon has 12,000 plus members.

October 2006 — Rev. Dr. Alyn E. Waller was nominated by the Mayor of Philadelphia to serve on the new City Board of Ethics.

Pastor Waller in 2007 and in the summer of 2008 has led and will lead members and friends of the Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church congregation to Kenya, Uganda and Capetown, South Africa; to serve, to give a helping as well as to share in Ministry — spreading the Word and sharing The Gospel of Jesus.

October 2008 — Pastor was appointed to the Kimmel Center Board of Directors, Kimmel Center, Inc., Avenue of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Dr. Waller is involved with numerous service organizations and has been awarded countless honors for his leadership in the community.