HER STORY






                                               
                                                 Rev Patricia S. Wallace was born Patricia Smith, on February 18,1954, seventh of eight children to                                                   Mr. Isaac and Mrs. Ardena Lowman Smith, who are resting from their labor.  



Married to Mr. Frank Dewitt Wallace, for 35 years, she is the mother of five beautiful children. Although two preceded her in death, Precious Jerese Thompson, and Jonathan Dewayne Wallace, there is still five in number, Eric Jermaine Thompson, Joni Shenell Wallace, Jeremy Franklin Wallace, Trevor Wallace and Sharnee Bunn.

Rev. Wallace was educated in the school system of Palm Beach County where she received her elementary and middle school education from East Lake High School and graduated in the class of 1971 from Pahokee High School.  

After studying at Allen University in Columbia, S.C., and Palm Beach Community College in Belle Glade, Florida, Rev. Wallace would obtain her Bachelors of Business Administration from Edward Waters College, (Climb Program) at Harvest AME Church Satellite, Jacksonville , FL., in May 2004. Rev. Wallace attended Asbury Theological Seminary in Orlando, Fl. receiving a Master of Divinity on May 17, 2014. Rev. Wallace was the first recipient of the Harry Hoosier Award for excellence in Preaching at the Asbury Seminary.  

Rev. Wallace was appointed in 1986 as Church School Superintendent of the West Miami District, which covered seven counties in South Florida, by Presiding Elder F. A. Allen and served until being called into ministry at St. James, Pahokee, Fl. Under Rev. J. L. Peterson in 1988.

Rev. Wallace was licensed to preach in the AME church on 9-11-88 by Presiding Elder F.A. Allen and admitted into the South Florida Annual Conference where she would be ordained an Itinerant Deacon by Bishop S. A. Cousin in 1991. Bishop Frank C. Cummings would ordain her an Itinerant Elder in 1993.  

On March 12, 1997, Rev. Wallace was blessed by God to be the founder of Harvest African Methodist Episcopal Church in Pahokee, Florida. The church family would purchase a sanctuary and liquidate the mortgage in four years. Bishop Cummings dedicated and laid the corner stone for the Sanctuary. Bishop John Hurst Adams burned the Mortgage. The church has been blessed with growth spiritually, numerically and financially for the past 17 years. 

Rev. Wallace accomplished other goals as she pursued her calling in ministry and in 1992 was the Founder/CEO of C.Y.C.I. Concerned Youth for Community Improvement Inc. a 501-C3 organization supporting families and youth in the Western Palm Beach