Wallace Phillips, senior pastor

With a relevant message and a transparent approach, Pastor Wallace Phillips equips his audience both spiritually and practically for the road ahead. His disarming honesty captures attention and encourages trust as he shares the wisdom he has accrued through a lifetime of ministry.

Pastor Wallace's passion is investing into the lives of believers - especially Christian leaders. Through a holistic approach and relationship of nurture and encouragement, he equips and builds them to go after God despite circumstance. His anointing is earmarked by a unique multiplication effect and the ability to unite people from varied ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.

As a leading pastor with the Assemblies of God, Pastor Wallace has served the local congregation of Carpenter's Shop International Church in Ahoskie, NC for over 25 years. He has grown it from a single location with 12 white members to multiple locations with multicultural constituents totaling hundreds weekly.

You can read the chronicles of Pastor Wallace's journey in his two books, Just Plain Vanilla: A Pastor's Story and All Dressed Up And No Place To Go: Closed Doors At The Lord's House.


Pastor Wallace is an executive presbyter of the Assemblies of God, a certified life coach with the Church Multiplication Network, and founder and president of Barnabas21, Inc. – a ministry to those who serve in Christian leadership.  He is a graduate of North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. and Southeastern University in Lakeland, FL. He earned his Doctor of Ministry degree from Omega Seminary in Monroe, Louisana.

He is married to Joy Phillips, who is also a credentialed minister. They have three children, Joshua (Cassandra), Abigail (Jeremy), and Zach.  You can visit him online at www.wallacephillips.com.