Baptist Pastor, Missionary, and Teacher
By Hershael York
Wallace York was from Lexington, Kentucky. He married Doris Hearn in 1950 and they had three children, two daughters and a son.
He was a graduate of Lexington Baptist College, sponsored by the Ashland Avenue Baptist Church, the church in which he had been saved, baptized, and ordained. He began a mission work on Wilderness Road and saw it organized as the Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church in the 1950’s. In 1957 he was called to pastor First Baptist Church, Alexandria, KY. In 1960 he moved to Manaus, Brazil, where he planted a church before returning to the states for health reasons in 1961. He was pastor of the Richland Baptist Church in Owen County, KY, 1962-63. He served as pastor of the Olmstead Baptist Church in Logan County, KY, 1963-1966, and of Julien Baptist Church in Christian County 1966-1975. He was also the Dean of the Clarksville Baptist College from its founding until 1975. He pastored the Grace Baptist Church in Warren, Michigan, 1975-1979, and the Twelve Ryan Baptist Church, also in Warren, 1979-1989. In 1989 Bro. York became an Associate Pastor at Ashland Avenue Baptist Church until his retirement in 1998. In retirement he moved to Princeton, KY, and served many churches as interim pastor until his death in 2009 at 79 years old.
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