Dr. E. Wayne Gaddis, Sr.
Dr. E. Wayne Gaddis, Sr., is the Senior Pastor of Greater True Light M.B.C. in Los Angeles, CA, which is a church with a vital Message and vital Ministries (Greater True Light MBC is the Only African-American Church on the University of Southern California U.S.C Campus). He continues to preach the word of God without fear or favor, believing as God leads him, he must lead the people of God.
Dr. Gaddis believes the scriptures, both the Old and New Testament, are the inspired Word of God. God’s Word is the only infallible rule of faith and practice. In it is all that is needed for a person to know how to love God and their neighbor (II Tim. 3:16-17; II Peter 1:3, 20-21). All scripture is sufficient for all areas of ministry including preaching, teaching, and counseling.
As the President of the California Missionary Baptist State Convention, Dr. Gaddis has a prolific vision and is committed to preparing a new generation of leaders for the California Missionary Baptist State Convention. It is his desire to build a strong convention and advance the Kingdom of God. Dr. Gaddis has a “Huddle Leadership Approach” and his “Six Pillars” for the CMBSC has been embraced by the brethren.
Dr. Gaddis is leading the CMBSC to meet the needs of twenty-first century churches. As a progressive visionary, Dr. Gaddis leads the people of God in spiritual worship services, with a yearning to see the church and the California Missionary Baptist Convention achieve greatness. The only way to do this is to reinforce its foundation and work together to build the kingdom of God.
Dr. Gaddis has held various positions with various religious organizations, including former Vice President of The Baptist Ministers’ Conference of Los Angeles & Southern California, Co-Chairman of the Educational Board and Co-Chairman for the Site Committee for the National Missionary Baptist Convention of America, and Treasurer of the California Missionary Baptist State Convention. He currently serves as First Vice Moderator of the Pacific District Missionary Baptist Association and humbly serves on several committees and boards that make an impact in the City of Los Angeles, California and the lives of countless others.
Dr. Gaddis has more than thirty years as a pastor. Beyond his many pastoral accomplishments and academic credentials, he genuinely loves the people of God. He is a “tender shepherd” who takes his calling seriously. He truly has a passion to serve the people of God.
Dr. Gaddis is a leader that is positive, productive and progressive – leadership that you can count on!
Dr. Gaddis is happily married to Doris Gaddis and is thankful for 37 years of holy matrimony. He is the father of three children: E. Wayne, Jr., Darrius and Ashlee and has a lovely daughter-in-law Michelle. Dr. Gaddis is also a proud grandfather of three, E’wayne, Saniya and Landon.