Regency Baptist

A Place for Hope in the Heart of the Metroplex

Our Pastor

Dr. Bob and Betty Wallace


Pastor Bob Wallace grew up in a Christian home in a southern New Jersey town near Philadelphia. As a teenager, he placed his trust in Jesus Christ as his personal Savior and began studying at a local college to become a teacher. Shortly afterward, God placed the burden on his heart to go into full-time ministry. He attended Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina, where he received both his B.A. in Bible and M.A. in Christian Education.

In 1964, he married Betty Richardson and moved to the Chicago area to become the youth pastor at the Oak Forest Baptist Temple.  Many of the teenagers who sat under the ministry of "Pastor Bob" have since gone on to serve the Lord as pastors, on the mission field, or in other areas of Christian service.

After serving ten years as youth pastor, God called Pastor Wallace to move his family from Chicago to Dallas, Texas to become the pastor of the Galilean Baptist Church. He spent over twenty years as pastor at Galilean and was instrumental in overseeing the church’s move from the Oak Cliff section of Dallas out to the suburb of Cedar Hill.

In June 1997, God brought Pastor Wallace to Regency Baptist Church.  During the years that he has been here, many souls have been saved, families have been reached, missionaries sent from our congregation, and believers have been strengthened in the faith.  In May 2012, Pastor Wallace was honored by Crown College with an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree for faithful Christian service.

The Wallaces live in Arlington and have three daughters, six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.