The Hebron World Church, a multicultural fellowship committed to the spiritual growth of the whole family, offers areas of service in 15 different ministries from administrative to outreach. Their focus is teaching how to live a victorious life through the reviving, restoring and redeeming blood of Jesus Christ.
The Rev. Charles Wallace II is known to his congregation as a very approachable and accessible pastor. From Laurens, S.C., he was raised in a Christian home by parents Charles and Joyce Wallace.
A 1986 graduate of Lawrence County High School, Wallace attended The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, on a football scholarship and graduated with a degree in business administration. Wallace received a master's in divinity from the Christian Life School of Theology and is currently a doctoral candidate, expected to graduate later this year.
An accomplished singer, he is the co-founder of The Citadel Gospel Choir and has performed in cities from Paris to Brussels and recently officiated and sang at a platinum wedding. He and his wife Paryn have three sons, Charles, Carson and Caedan.
Wallace said that he accepted Christ as a sophomore in high school. Years later he came to understand the full meaning of having a personal relationship with the lord.
Wallace and his wife owned a hotel in South Carolina for five years. He sold the hotel and accepted the call to preach in 2000. He became the executive pastor of the Grace Community Church in Greenwood, S.C. They moved to Atlanta in 2003 and to Conyers in 2005. Wallace worked full time as a church financial consultant.
In December 2006, Hebron World Church was formed and is an affiliate with the Assemblies of God fellowship. The congregation moved from their former 2,000 square foot location to an existing 11,000 square foot building at 7165 Turner Lake Circle in February 2008.
Wallace said he recognizes that life brings challenges and disappointments and that people need healing. He wants to help those who are sick and tired of church as usual. Stephen Joyce describes his experience at Hebron as one of great learning, growing and empowerment. Another member, Jan Shipman who serves on the Leadership/Finance team said she knew instantly that Hebron was the church she had been looking for.
"Hebron truly is a special place," Shipman said. "After moving to the Conyers/Covington area in 2004 and visiting many churches in search of a church home, I saw the televised ad for Hebron ... asking simply if I was looking for a change. After my first visit, I was pleasantly surprised to see that they lived up to their promise by welcoming me in a way that was different than other churches. There was definitely a spirit of God's love in the air which was further exemplified through Pastor Charles and Pastor Paryn."
Wallace's goal as pastor is to help people possess their God given destiny. He works daily to connect with people who have never had a relationship with Christ.
"I am a magnet for those people," Wallace said. "I meet and ask them where they go to church. If they aren't in church, I ask why."
Pastor Paryn Wallace leads the women's ministry and will also teach liturgical dance classes in the fall. The church offers a strong couple's ministry that meets on Fridays to seek answers based on scripture. Entrepreneurs can attend classes to access support and resources. Man Talk meets monthly to discuss real issues facing men today. In addition, there is a ministerial training program. The church is averages feeding 50 youth daily during their summer enrichment program.
HWC offers Sunday worship service at 10 a.m. A Wednesday Bible study is held at 7:15 p.m. The church is presently seeking someone to play the keyboard.
According to Wallace, Hebron is a phenomenal church because it provides the total package to enrich anyone's spiritual growth.
"Hebron is an awesome place to worship and fellowship," Wallace said. "It is an environment of love and laughter, a place to learn about and grow in Christ, a forum to discuss any and everything - and the best part is, it just keeps getting better."
For more information on Hebron World Church, call (770) 787-8002, or log on to www.hebronwc.org.