Reverend Dr. Alyn E. Waller
Senior Pastor, Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church

Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church has been led by the Reverend Dr. Alyn E. Waller since July of 1994. Enon Tabernacle, the oldest African American Baptist Church in the Germantown section of Philadelphia has been a beacon light in the community for 147 years. Under Dr. Waller’s dynamic leadership, the church has experienced exponential spiritual and numerical growth. Enon Tabernacle strives to be “a place where people encounter God”. Dr. Waller leads Enon in meeting the needs of its congregants, the Philadelphia community, the nation, and the African diaspora through more than ninety culturally relevant ministries. Enon Tabernacle has been a leading church in addressing the issues faced in our region and beyond. The church has engaged in highlighting educational, health and economic disparities in the African American community, deepening civic engagement, understanding and accountability, unapologetically protecting and actively engaging youth through athletics, joining the fight to eradicate human trafficking. In addition, Enon blesses many with its award-winning music ministry.

Rev. Dr. Alyn E. Waller speaks truth to power through his preaching, teaching, and exemplary leadership skills. When presented with a need, the gifted visionary Dr. Waller, leads Enon Tabernacle in finding a solution that meets the need and blesses all involved. God uses Rev. Waller’s love for humanity to transform lives with The Gospel Message. Rev. Dr. Alyn E. Waller’s partner in marriage and ministry is Ellyn Jo Waller, Ed. D. Together they have two accomplished adult daughters, Eryka Lynn Waller and Elynn Morgan Johnson; son-in-law Corey M. Johnson; and a beautiful granddaughter, Kori Lynn Johnson.

Dr. Guy Generals
President, Community College of Philadelphia

Dr. Donald Guy Generals is the sixth president of Community College of Philadelphia, serving more than 25,000 students from diverse backgrounds.

Previously, he served in leadership positions at Mercer County Community College, the Katharine Gibbs School, SUNY Rockland Community College, and Passaic County Community College.

His book, Booker T. Washington: The Architect of Progressive Education, was published in 2013. Dr. Generals earned his Ed.D. in Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education at Rutgers University.

Dr. Ronald A. Matthews
President, Eastern University, a Dual Admissions Partner

Ronald A. Matthews joined Eastern University in 1992 and was appointed the 10th President of Eastern University effective March 1, 2018. Prior to this call, Dr. Matthews served as Professor of Music, Chair of the Music Department, and since 2010, Executive Director of the Fine and Performing Arts Division.

From 1982-1992, Dr. Matthews was the Chair of the Department of Music at what is now Cairn University. For several years, he was a Thomas F. Staley Foundation lecturer/artist and served on professional and denominational boards and task forces. From 2005 until 2018, he was the Pastor of Worship Arts at Church of the Saviour in Wayne, PA.

Dr. Matthews has conducted, recorded, and performed in France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Switzerland and the Vatican. He is a commissioned and published composer. He has performed and recorded regularly with his younger brother, Rev. Dr. Gary Matthews, in concerts and workshops throughout the United States and internationally. His older brother, Dr. John T. Matthews, is Professor of English at Boston University. Dr. Matthews' most recent release is a jazz piano Christmas recording, Holly and Ivory.

The Community College of Philadelphia Foundation Presents
An Evening of Jazz
The Presidents and the Pastor

With opening performance by the Community College of Philadelphia
Student Jazz Ensemble


Friday, September 22, 2023
7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Bonnell Building Auditorium
Community College of Philadelphia, Main Campus
1700 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA

Funds raised will support the Community College of Philadelphia Scholarship Program.

Please R.S.V.P. by Monday, September 18, 2023.
Complimentary parking is available in the College's garage.

This event is SOLD OUT



Dr. Guy Generals, President, Community College of Philadelphia

Dr. Guy Generals
Community College of Philadelphia

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Dr. Ronald A. Matthews, President, Eastern University, a Dual Admissions Partner

Dr. Ronald A. Matthews
Eastern University, a Dual Admissions Partner

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Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church

Reverend Dr. Alyn E. Waller
Senior Pastor
Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church

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Eastern University Transfer Agreement

Community College of Philadelphia Foundation
1700 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 751-8042
EIN 23-2612698

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