James D. Gailliard, Sr.
The Reverend James David Gailliard, Visionary leader, teacher, author, and father, serves as Senior Pastor/Teacher of Word Tabernacle Church
located in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.
describes himself as a "brother from the hood, blessed with salvation and education."
Born and raised in North Philadelphia, PA, he
is a product of Central High School
He later matriculated to Morehouse College, Moody Bible Institute and Trinity Theological Seminary having earned degrees in Biochemistry, Theology, Pastoral Ministry and Business Administration.
An unusually gifted preacher and teacher, Pastor Gailliard is much sought after as a conference speaker, revivalist and workshop facilitator and has been featured in publications and magazines the world over.
is the recipient of the Spurgeon Award for Outstanding Community Ministry by the Billy Graham School of Southern Baptist Seminary
in Louisville, KY and the Church Planter Award for Outstanding Leadership
in Starting Congregations by the North American Mission Board
leadership Word Tabernacle has grown from 14 members in 2005 to over 2,300 currently.
The church has rejoiced to see nearly 1,400 people baptized, the development of over 50 active ministries and a multi-million dollar budget during that same time period.
He is the President/CEO of The Impact Center, a not for profit corporation focusing on human, economic and community development by offering programs throughout Eastern North Carolina in the areas of education, housing, health-care, employment and public policy.
The Impact Center
programs have been funded by state, local, and federal agencies.
is the Host of "Down the Middle", a weekly call-in radio program expressing inspirational, independent, and intellectual commentary on the major issues facing our nation.
ministry verse is Isaiah 50:4, "The Lord has given me the tongue of the learned that I should know how to speak a word in season to him who is weary..."