Tally Wilgis

Senior Pastor

Hello, Friend.

My name is Tally - pronounced Tall-E (but if you get close, I'll count it). The best thing about me is that I'm blessed to claim Kristy, Caleb, and Ainsley as my family.

My story began in Baltimore as the son of a single teenage mom. I grew up in the housing projects of Baltimore and by God's grace became the first in my family tree to graduate High School. I would later earn a bachelor's degree in government and a master's degree in theology. Most of my ministry life has been spent starting new churches. I've been thankful to start churches in Texas, Virginia, and a few in Maryland. Additionally, my heart for outreach has led me to co-founded an inner-city youth outreach ministry called G.E.M. (Gospel. Education. Mentoring) and a foreign mission called Captivate Global that feeds, educates, and cares for children in East Africa.

I've seen God do amazing things in and through my life. It's been fun. At this stage of life, I love encouraging and equipping people to chase their own God-given dreams.

Having served in ministry for over twenty years from church plants to mega-churches and all sizes in between, I've come to value honest genuine community above almost everything else the modern church has become. I really believe that we've made this thing a lot more complicated than it needs to be and the church has become infinitely more complicated than Jesus requires.

I'm a fan of my friends, my hometown teams, Rich Mullins, The Raggamuffin Gospel, cornhole, diversity, 90's rap, modern country, classic rock, and what a community of people who love God and each other can do together.

My heart is to live every day loving Jesus and my neighbor. I always want the people I love to meet Jesus so they too can fall into the arms of His grace. It's a very freeing place to be.

Thanks for reading this far. Please know that God has a purpose and a plan for you to be with Him forever in Paradise. He's made the invitation free and available to you. We'd love to meet you.

From one raggamuffin to another, welcome to the Paradise Community.

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