2019 LUNCHEON Speaker:


James David Gailliard was born and raised in North Philadelphia. After graduating from the nationally acclaimed Central High School for Boys, he matriculated to Morehouse College where he was on both Honor Roll and Dean’s List. After many years in corporate America, he accepted a call to full-time ministry and has spent the last 15 years of his life dedicated to human, economic, and community development. Since 2005, he has pastored Word Tabernacle Church in Rocky Mount, NC. Word Tabernacle has grown from a church plant of 14 people to a mega-church serving thousands of families from ten North Carolina Counties and six Virginia counties. In 2013, Word Tabernacle was named amongst the 100 fastest growing churches in America. The church is beginning the final phase of a 3 year, $11 million building reuse project. One of the largest of its kind in North Carolina.

In addition to his responsibilities as Pastor, he serves as President of The Impact Center, a place where programs, partnerships, and paradigms are provided that enable people to progress.