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Reverend Dr. Alyn E. Waller, Senior Pastor
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 Dr. 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 the Ohio University in Athens where, in 1987, he was awarded a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Business. Dr. Waller has earned a Master of Divinity Degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky (1990) and a Doctor of Ministry Degree in Ministry to Marriage and Family from Palmer Theological Seminary (formerly Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary) in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania (1998). In 2014, Dr. Waller received an honorary doctorate from Lincoln University.
Dr. Waller was licensed to the gospel ministry (1987) and ordained (1988) at Shiloh Baptist Church in Cleveland. He utilized his music and preaching gifts as Minister of Music at Canaan Missionary Baptist Church in Louisville, KY (1987-1990). In 1990, Dr. Waller accepted the call to the pastorate of the First Baptist Church of Donora (PA), where he remained until June 1994.