Pastor James A. Waller

Pastor's Biographical Sketch

Pastor WallerPastor James A. Waller, Sr., became the Pastor of Providence Baptist Church on Sunday, November 28, 1982. A man of God, who considered every person in Providence as "special"...with something special to offer"...an "Acre of Diamonds" in our own backyard.

In the eighties, his Vision was on people. "We love people...not things...We use things--not people." Pastor Waller preached the Body of Christ. Christ is the Head and we are all members with the varying gifts and offerings to bring.

In the nineties, his vision refocused to "Community Outreach"...taking a positive stance that would bring Providence Baptist Church into the Millennium as a church with God's people focused..."on doing God's work"..."a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of Faith"...(Acts 11:24).

Married to the former Marguerite Pickett; father of two children: Ebony Alexis and James A., II.; Grandfather of Domi; father-in-law of Domino. Rev. Waller was born and reared in Wayne, PA, with his parents and two brothers. Both his father and one of his brothers were ministers.

In October, 1982, Brother Waller accepted the call as Pastor of Providence Baptist Church and effective July 1, 1983, he resigned his position as a middle manager with the IBM Corporation (where he had been employed for 17 years) to become full-time Pastor.

During Pastor Waller's pastorate many have been added to the roll and many ministries have been added to the Church. Pastor Waller led Providence Baptist Church to become the fourth largest contributor to Foreign Missions in the National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Inc.