Wallace C. Gaither, Jr., was born in Rowan
County, and was led to Christ at an early age by his parents.
He accepted Jesus Christ as personal Savior in August, 1975,
at age 11.
He had good jobs during his adult life and also was self-
employed for many years, but he never really found a satisfy-
ing career or occupation.
The old Methodist preacher, E.M. Bounds, said, "A man ought never to go into the
ministry unless he just can't stay out of it!" That was the case for Pastor Gaither. After trying many things to find purpose in life, and after going through a difficult loss in his mid-30s, the Lord finally revealed His calling.
Again in the month of August, this time in 2001, at a point when it seemed every-thing was working against him, Pastor Gaither cried out, "Lord, what do You want me to do with the rest of my life?" The Lord's answer was clear: "Follow Me!"
Pastor Gaither (affectionately called "Junior" by friends) has been doing his best to follow the Lord since that day. He gave up a lucrative job, went back to school, studied for the ministry, and even went to the mission field in China. He has been pastor of Lyerly Evangelical Church since 2006. He and Lynne Earnhardt Gaither have been married 30 years.
Pastor Gaither earned a Doctor of Theology from
Central Carolina Institute of Theology, as well as
certifications in Biblical Counseling, Junior Counsel-
ing, The Synoptic Gospels, The Life of Jesus, and
Lay Ministry & Leadership.
Pastor Gaither's Life Verses
My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. James 1:2&3
It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man. Psalm 118:8