Dr. Wells is the founding pastor of the O’Fallon Apostolic Assembly. He has served in the ministry of the Apostolic Faith since 1976. For six years he served in various capacities at the Apostolic Pentecostal Church of Morgan Park, Chicago, Illinois; holding such positions as: Vice Chairman of the Youth Department and Chairman of the Drama Guild.
Dr. Wells has been involved with Word Ministry for forty-three years and has served in the pastorate for the past forty-one consecutive years. In 1982, the Lord called Dr. Wells to the pastorate of the House of Prayer Apostolic Church in Carbondale, Illinois, wherein he served until 1987. At such time, Dr. Wells received a mandate from the Lord to establish the O’Fallon Apostolic Assembly, where he currently serves as the Senior Pastor.
Dr. Wells has been highly profitable in the vocation whereunto he has been called. He steadily demonstrates the authenticity of the scripture found in Proverbs 18:16, “A man’s gift maketh room for him and bringeth him before great men.”
Dr. Wells served for six years as the Administrative Assistant to the Honorable Bishop Alphonso Scott, Diocesan of the Twelfth Episcopal District (Pentecostal Assemblies of the World). In 1992, Dr. Wells was elevated to the office of District Elder and in 1997; he was elevated to the office of Suffragan Bishop in the Haitian District Council. Dr. Wells continues to hold these offices.
Dr. Wells has preached and taught over 3,000 sermons, seminars and bible classes, to date. He has written, directed and produced several plays, including, Are You Ready for the Rapture and The Great White Throne Judgment. Dr. Wells has hosted the Annual Visions Bible Conference since its inception in 2000, sponsored by the O’Fallon Apostolic Assembly. Dr. Wells has also authored a book entitled Challenges in the Ministry; a book is geared to help instruct new ministers that have been called to the ministry.
Dr. Wells is highly regarded as a prolific teacher and plenary speaker for the Midwestern District Council, the Illinois District Council and the Northwestern District Council. He is the former vice chairman for the Twelfth Episcopal District, Midwestern District Council of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World and is the current Administrator for the Haitian District Council. Recently, Dr. Wells, was assigned to the Fifth jurisdictional leader of the Midwestern District Council Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, and in June 2018, he will be elevated to Jurisdictional Bishop of the Fifth jurisdiction during the Lively Stone consecration services.
The Lord has indeed blessed Dr. Wells to not only be firmly established in the community, but he has also been wonderfully blessed beyond measure in his personal life. Dr. Wells is the proud husband of his high school sweetheart, Joyce Ann Wells. Dr. and Elect Lady Wells have been married for fifty-four amazing years. They have four children and eleven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Notable Accomplishments and Other Recognition:
• Bachelor of Science in Christian Education from Emanuel Bible College in Macon, GA.
• Associate Professor for the Rehoboth Bible College, St. Louis, MO.
• Doctor of Divinity from St. Thomas Bible College, Jacksonville, FL.
• Appeared in the 2004 year’s edition of “Who’s Who in America (religion)”
• Published several articles in the Christian Outlook Magazine (the Official Publication of
the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc.)
• Authored Challenges in Ministry
• Affiliated member of the United Congregations of Metro East (an organization committed to
issues of social justice)