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New Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church
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We welcome our new Pastor, Pastor Reginald L. Wade, and First Lady Wade!
About Our Pastor
The Reverend Reginald L. Wade is a highly sought-after preacher, teacher, presenter, trainer, organizer, and visionary leader. He is a native of Columbus, Georgia. Born a Military Brat in Fort Benning, GA to the late SFC Louis Wade, NCOIC and Mrs. Geraldine W. McCray whose father Lester McCray was one of the original Black Paratroopers in the 555 regiment. Reginald spent his early childhood in Columbus, GA and was educated in the Muscogee County school district before moving to Jonesboro, GA and graduating from Lovejoy High School. He was the founding Pastor of Love Fellowship African Methodist Episcopal Church and Love Fellowship Christian International Church.
Reverend Wade has served and serves several social, civic, and community organizations and has received several national merits, awards, and recognitions like Who's Who Amongst American Teachers, Black History Makers of Tomorrow-McDonald Corp., Life Touchers and Changers.
Reverend Reginald L. Wade has served in the called ministry for over 20 years. He was called at an early age but did not accept his call until 1995 when he was in college. Reverend Wade likes to say he is a spiritual mut as he has been part of several denominations and non-denominational ministries in some form or fashion… his roots include, CME, AME, COGIC, Baptist, Presbyterian, etc. He was initially licensed and ordained in the Baptist Denomination under Pastor Sabin Strickland, and then in the AME church under Pastor Alexis Brookins and has served various congregations as a strategic planning director, choir director, Youth Pastor, associate and assistant pastor and Pastor. In 2004 Reverend Wade returned to his roots of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Often jokingly called the “Music” or “Praise” man. As a preacher/teacher he is known for being transparent, telling it straight and keeping it real. His illustration and Life application principals cause him to be able to connect and feed God’s People in an extraordinary way. He enjoys and believes in blended and highly spirited worship and praise with sound doctrinal word-based teaching and preaching. Bishop William Phillips DeVeaux ordained Reverend Wade Intenerate Deacon in 2009 after completing the African Methodist Episcopal Institute for Clergy’s Board of Examiners.
Rev. Wade is a visionary, planter, sower, worker and a fisherman of men. He has designed and built four churches and has served as a consultant in several others. He also serves as a professional training and development specialist and has a gift for AV, Electronics Technology, Computer Information technology and event management.
Rev. Wade graduated and received his Bachelor of Science in Technology Education/Engineering Technology from Georgia Southern University. He did his graduate studies for the Master’s in Educational Supervision and Leadership at Columbus State University. He has attended ITC and Candler Theological Center of Emory University and is currently pursuing his Master’s and Doctorate of Pastoral studies from Ohio Christian University.
Professionally Rev. Wade is a Teacher/trainer, administrator, implementation specialist, curriculum designer, event planner/manager, project manager, IT trainer/manager, and has worked in education, higher education, hospitality, Corporate America, and as an entrepreneur and consultant. He currently serves as the SIS Implementation Consultant with Tyler Technologies.
Most Recently Rev. Wade served as the Senior Pastor at Springfield Baptist Church, Hogansville, Ga. Upon his arrival at Springfield Baptist he became a mainstay in the community…championing youth causes and as a constant reminder of growth and development.
After visiting New Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, Rev. Wade prayed and fasted asking God for direction and received a vision for New Macedonia and obeyed the call of God and turned in his proposal and resume to become the next Pastor of New Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church. On January 26, 2019 Pastor Wade was called to take the helm and become the Pastor of the 151-year-old New Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Georgia. Pastor Wade is a great visionary, leader, counselor, friend, and servant hard working, loving Pastor. Spiritually Pastor Wade is not only a Pastor but a Coach, and a Father leading the New Macedonia family. He preaches and teaches the word of God with simplicity and with life application. Pastor Wade is a champion of order, a proponent of organization, and a stickler for Excellence in ministry! His passion is ever present for the youth as a mentor, coach, parent, and friend. While you will often find him with a smile, laughter, and light heartedness, he is one who is serious about the things of God.
Pastor Wade’s Philosophy is simple… “Passion of and for Christ… Love and Compassion for all… Zeal for Excellence in Ministry!”
Pastor Wade is married to Lenell Wade and together they have 5 children (Randy, Lakeisha, Timothy, Christian, Cameron) and 4 grandchildren (Nadia, Noryssa, K’ydn, Osiris and Zy’ire).