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The Leadership Team

Dr. John M. Wallace, Jr., Ph.D. is is a pastor, professor and social entrepreneur. He is the senior pastor of Bible Center Church, located in Pittsburgh’s Homewood neighborhood, and the David E. Epperson Endowed Chair and professor at the University of Pittsburgh. Read more>>

Dr. Cynthia M. Wallace, Ed.D., is the Executive Pastor of Bible Center Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  She also serves asthe Executive Director of The Oasis Project, which is the community and economic development division of Bible Center Church. Read more>>

Stephan Davis is the President and Executive Coach of Davis & Associates. Davis & Associates is a results-focused executive coaching and human resources services business that also specializes in human resources, training & development and board governance training.
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Dr. John M. Wallace, Jr., Ph.D., is a pastor, professor and social entrepreneur. He is the senior pastor of Bible Center Church, located in Pittsburgh’s Homewood neighborhood, and the David E. Epperson Endowed Chair and professor at the University of Pittsburgh. At Pitt, Dr. Wallace
teaches social entrepreneurship and holds appointments in the School of Social Work, the Katz Graduate School of Business and the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences (Sociology).

Dr. Wallace integrates his faith and work through his research, teaching and service at Pitt and through the ministries of Bible Center. He is the founder of The Oasis Project—the community and economic development division of Bible Center. The Oasis Project’s “businesstries” include Everyday Café, Oasis Property Maintenance and Management, Oasis Micro-Farm and Fishery, Oasis Transportation Services and The Maker’s Clubhouse science, technology, engineering, agriculture and math (STEAM) Education program, and Own Our Own Economic Opportunity Center.

Dr. Wallace earned his AB from the University of Chicago and MA and PhD from the University of Michigan. He completed the Executive Program in Social Entrepreneurship at Stanford and has been certified to deliver some of the nation’s leading enterprise development programs, including CO.STARTERS, Steve Blank’s Lean LaunchPad®, The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program, and Michael Gerber’s E-Myth Program.

 



Dr. Cynthia M. Wallace, Ed.D., is the Executive Pastor of Bible Center Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  She also serves as the Executive Director of The Oasis Project, which is the community and economic development division of Bible Center Church. The Oasis Project has several out-of-school time programs, a transportation company, a property maintenance and management business and two food related venues, Everyday Café and Oasis Farm and Fishery.
 
Cynthia M. Wallace earned a bachelor's degree in behavioral sciences from the University of Chicago and a master's degree in educational administration from the University of Michigan.  She has a master’s degree in marriage and family counseling from Geneva College and a doctorate in school leadership from the University of Pittsburgh.
 
Cynthia has extensive experience as an elementary school teacher and administrator.  She has also taught future educators as an adjunct professor in the teacher education departments at Concordia University in Ann Arbor, Michigan and at Carlow University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Cynthia is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and works part-time as a therapist with children and families in the community of Homewood.
 
Cynthia has recently joined the national faculty for Made to Flourish, where she trains pastors on helping their congregations understand God’s perspective on economics and the connection between faith and work.
 
Beyond her academic and professional pursuits, Cynthia has been married for over thirty years and is the mother of four adult children.

Stephan Davis, SPHR, is the President and Executive Coach of Davis & Associates. Davis & Associates is a results-focused executive coaching and human resources services business that also specializes in human resources, training & development and board governance training.

Stephan has provided human resources and organizational development technical assistance to businesses, not-for-profit organizations and churches since 2004. Stephan also serves as an “Executive in Residence” with the Forbes Fund Foundation providing human resources expertise and coaching services to not-for-profit organizations in the Greater Pittsburgh region.

He also has provided services to PACE as a certified Executive Coach and human resources specialist for several years.

Stephan holds a Bachelor of Arts from West Virginia State College. He has attained the designation of Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM), and is a coach through YMCA of the United States of America (YUSA) (2010), and the International Coaching Federation (2005).