Dr. Tom Wallace
Dr. Tom Wallace was born August 22, 1930, in Odd, West Virginia, the second of six children. His parents were Lonnie and Reba Wallace of Toughkenamon, Pennsylvania. He was married to Janith May Farr of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, from 1950 until her death in 2002. They have four children: Debbie, Tom Jr., Tim, and Donna. Dr. Wallace remarried on August 7, 2004, to the former Mary Cluck of Athens, Tennessee. Dr. Wallace and Mary are living in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and travel together in the ministry.
Dr. Wallace was saved at General Motors Assembly Plant in Wilmington, Delaware. He began preaching in the noon services at the plant and preached there until leaving for Bible College. He served on the Staff of Highland Park Baptist Church, Chattanooga, Tennessee, with Dr. Lee Roberson for two years. (1953 and 1954)
Education and Honors:
1948 – Graduated from Kennett High School, Kennett Square, PA
1954 – B.A. Degree – Tennessee Temple University, Chattanooga, TN
1971 – Doctor of Divinity Degree from Bob Jones University
1994 – Doctor of Divinity from Louisiana Baptist University
2003 – Doctor of Divinity from Canadian Baptist Bible College
He pastored 3 great churches:
Baptist Bible Church of Elkton, Maryland, 1954 to 1971
Beth Haven Baptist Church of Louisville, Kentucky, 1971 to 1986
Franklin Road Baptist from September 1, 1991, to January 2000
Pastor emeritus of FRBC, Murfreesboro, TN, from 2000 to present
Active in radio work for over 30 years
Published two church papers, “The Visitor” and “The Beam,”
Founder of Elkton Christian Schools, Elkton, Maryland, (K-12)
Founder of Beth Haven Christian Schools, Louisville, Kentucky, (K-12)
Pres. of Franklin Road Christian Schools, Murfreesboro, TN, (K-12) 1991 to 2000
Established a Bus Ministry of 18 routes in Elkton, Maryland,
Expanded Bus ministry in Louisville, Kentucky, to 42 routes.
Tripled attendance at Louisville Church in first 2 years.
Led Baptist Bible Church, Elkton, MD, through eight building programs.
Led in building a 3300-seat auditorium BHBC, Louisville, KY.
Led FRBC, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in building a new educational building.
Led in purchase of two additional properties.
Past president of International Fellowship of Fundamentalists.
Served as president of Board of Directors of BIMI for 8 years.
Vice-President of the “Sword of the Lord,” Murfreesboro, TN
Vice-President of Beacon World Missions.
Executive Board of Frontline Fellowship