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File #: 190797    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 10/10/2019 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 11/14/2019
Title: Also naming the 200 block of West Coulter Street as "Reverend Dr. Alyn E. Waller Way," in honor of Reverend Dr. Alyn E. Waller, and in commemoration of his life-long and dedicated service to the citizens of Philadelphia.
Sponsors: Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember O'Neill, Councilmember Johnson
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 19079700, 2. Signature19079700
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Also naming the 200 block of West Coulter Street as "Reverend Dr. Alyn E. Waller Way," in honor of Reverend Dr. Alyn E. Waller, and in commemoration of his life-long and dedicated service to the citizens of Philadelphia.
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WHEREAS, Reverend Dr. Alyn E. Waller is the Senior Pastor of Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A highly sought-after revivalist, vocalist, and lecturer, Dr. Waller is a true visionary of church and community who serves humanity far beyond the restraints of traditionalism. Dr. Waller's partner in ministry and marriage is Dr. Ellyn Jo Waller, the leader of Enon's Women's Ministry. They are devoted parents to two adult daughters, Elynn Morgan and Eryka Lynn; and

WHEREAS, A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Dr. Waller was born on April 8, 1964 to the late Reverend Dr. Alfred M. Waller, Sr. and Mrs. Belva J. Waller, his earliest spiritual influences.

WHEREAS, After graduating from Shaker Heights High School in Shaker Heights, Ohio, Dr. Waller continued on to the Ohio University in Athens where, in 1987, he was awarded a Bachelor's Degree in Music Business. Dr. Waller has earned a Master of Divinity Degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky (1990) and a Doctor of Ministry Degree in Ministry to Marriage and Family from Palmer Theological Seminary in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania (1998). In 2014, Dr. Waller received an honorary doctorate from Lincoln University; and

WHEREAS, In July 1994, the Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church called Dr. Waller to lead them as their Senior Pastor. God's anointing on Dr. Waller's pastorate has been evidenced with unprecedented spiritual and numerical growth. Because of this growth, in July 2006, Enon became "one church in two locations"; and

WHEREAS, Today, Enon holds three weekend worship services, including live-streaming one service on the internet, to serve a congregation that has grown from under 300 to 15,000 members; and

WHEREAS, In addition to worship, t...

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