Pastor Isaiah and Lady D. Waddy
Isaiah J. Waddy
"Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me."- Isaiah 6:8
Reverend Isaiah J. Waddy was born in Thomasville, Georgia. The oldest of four children, Rev. Waddy was educated in the public school system of Thomasville, Georgia. Upon graduation from High School, Rev. Waddy attended Albany State University in Albany, Georgia. His college education was interrupted with three years in the United States Army where he served in Vietnam. After his military career, he returned to Albany State University and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in 1974. Rev. Waddy continued his studies at Valdosta State University (M.S. 1987) Valdosta, Georgia; and the Interdenominational Theological Center (M. DIV. 1987) Atlanta, Georgia.
Rev. Waddy received his call to the ministry at an early age and answered the call to ordained ministry in 1980. Rev. Isaiah J. Waddy is known as a dynamic Gospel preacher and revivalist. He has preached all across the continental United States and abroad. Rev. Waddy's soul-stirring messages have resulted in thousands of souls being added to the Kingdom of God. He presently serves as senior pastor at St. Paul A.M.E. Church.
Since 1982, Rev. Waddy has served as a pastor in the African Methodist Episcopal denomination. He served the people of Knights Monumental A.M.E. Church, Stockbridge, Georgia from 1983-1985 where he laid the first cornerstone in the Church’s history. He served as pastor of Knights Monumental and Wesley A.M.E. Church, Newnan, Georgia from 1984- 1987 where he led the congregation in a total renovation of its sanctuary and fellowship hall. He served as pastor of the St. John A.M.E. Church, Fairburn, Georgia from 1987-1994 where he guided the congregation in purchasing land and erecting a new $600,000.00 facility.
Rev. Waddy was assigned to Cosmopolitan A.M.E. Church, Atlanta, Georgia from 1994-1997. In June 1997, Rev. Waddy was assigned to Greater St. Peter A.M.E. Church. Upon his arrival, he led the congregation in over $75,000.00 of improvements without borrowing any funds. Within two years, Rev. Waddy led the St. Peter’s congregation to Clayton County, Georgia, one of the fastest growing communities in Metro Atlanta. In November of 1998, the congregation purchased 18 acres of property located between Jonesboro and Fayetteville, Georgia as the home of the church’s new $1.2 million worship facility. The dedication ceremony was held on June 25, 2000. In 2001, the church opened its Daycare Center from ages 6 weeks to 5 years old. Most recently, Rev. Waddy was appointed as the Presiding Elder of the Celebrated Central District, composed of over 20 churches, working to support and supervise a number of pastors while increasing the faith and work among God’s people.
Rev. Waddy served as the secretary of the Atlanta North Georgia Annual Conference for 7 years. He has served as the president of the AME Ministers Union. Rev. Waddy served five years on the Planning Board for the City of Fairburn, Georgia. He serves on the Board of Examiners, Atlanta North Georgia Annual Conference. Rev. Waddy is the past Chairperson of the Clayton County Black Ministers Fellowship. He served 4 years as the Accountant for the Sixth Episcopal District (Georgia).
Rev. Waddy is married to Deborah Waddy and they reside in Jonesboro, Georgia. Rev. Waddy is a proud father, grandfather, andgreat-grandfather.