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Our First Lady

Ellyn Jo Waller, Ed.D. is the partner in marriage and ministry of Rev. Dr. Alyn E. Waller, the Senior Pastor of Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church. They are the proud parents of two beautiful and accomplished adult daughters, Elynn Morgan (Corey) Johnson and Eryka Lynn Waller. The Wallers are blessed with a granddaughter, Kori Lynn Johnson.

Ellyn Jo is engaged in civic and humanitarian efforts. She has devoted herself to education, women’s empowerment, and champions the fight against human trafficking, domestically and internationally.

Ellyn Jo served as a Special Education teacher in Ohio, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania. Locally, she taught Life Skills in the Southeast Delco (PA) School District and served as a Special Education Specialist for the Upper Merion (PA) School District. During her doctoral program in Curriculum, Instruction and Technology in Education with a focus in Literacy Education, Dr. Waller taught in the College of Education at Temple University. She continues to advocate for students with special needs.

Ellyn Jo’s continued commitment to education is witnessed by her service as President of Community College of Philadelphia Foundation, Board Member of Waldron Mercy Academy, Board Member of Healthy News Works and a member of the United Negro College Fund Philadelphia Area Office Leadership Council.

Ellyn Jo’s commitment to the eradication of human trafficking is evidence by her leadership of the She’s My Sister Anti-Human Trafficking Ministry of Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church. This ministry hosts annual human trafficking awareness events which benefit the work of New Day to Stop Trafficking Program of the Greater Philadelphia Salvation Army and Hannah’s House, LLC in Glassboro, New Jersey. Ellyn Jo is a member of the Philadelphia Chapter (PA) of the Links, Incorporated and served as the organization’s National Human Trafficking Chair from 2015-2018.

Ellyn Jo’s commitment to the empowerment of women is enacted through Under The Church Hat blog which she started in January 2021. Monthly, Ellyn Jo writes devotions for modern Christian women. Under The Church Hat seeks to assist Christian women in their spiritual growth and development through entries and exercises designed to strengthen and empower. She is a firm believer that God blesses people with influence and affluence not for ourselves but for others. Ellyn Jo desires to please God and bless others in everything she does.