A man of vision and focus, Dr. Eric Wallace couples his rich educational background with a unique ability to challenge the status quo. His post-graduate degrees in Biblical Studies (MA, ThM, PhD), together with his passion and strong message, inspire exciting change. Eric holds the distinction of being the first African American to earn a PhD in Biblical studies from Union-PSCE.
Dr. Wallace’s publishing tenure spans well over fifteen years. When president and CEO of Wallace Publishing and Computer Graphics, he published the Lamb’s Book, a Christian business directory, and the New Life Journal, a bimonthly magazine. He also served as editorial director for Urban Ministries, Inc. (UMI).
In 2004, Dr. Wallace dreamed of a multimedia company and began to implement that vision. However, he was encouraged to run for political office, and he chose to delay launching the company for two years. In 2006 Wallace ran for State Senate in Illinois’ 19th district. Dr. Wallace’s campaign drew the attention of news sources and politicians. Over the last few years, he has served on the African American Advisory Board for the Republican National Committee, as Chairman of the African American Republican Council of Illinois, as member of the Outreach Advisory Board for the Illinois GOP, Co-Chairman of the Cook county Republican Party, Vice-President of Rich township Republicans and served as commissioner on the Illinois Transatlantic Slave Trade Commission and the Village of Matteson’s zoning and planning Commission.
In 2008 Dr. Wallace extended his ambitions to publish a political magazine encouraging African-Americans to cling to their natural conservative principles that are often ignored when making political choices. Wallace named his digital magazine after the first black newspaper Freedom’s Journal. Hence, in January of 2008 Freedom’s Journal Magazine was born. He has authored two books: Integrity of Faith, an autobiography, and Jesus on Trial: The unique presentation of Jesus in the Gospel of John. Both books are published by Integrity Books, a subsidiary of Dr. Wallace’s current company, Wallace Multimedia Group, LLC.
All these admirable goals and plans are based on Dr. Wallace’s unique philosophical premise that “our cause requires that we stand for what we say we believe, and that we actively engage in the political process that represents us.”
Eric, a former resident of Matteson IL for nine years now resides with his wife Jennifer in Flossmoor, is the father of two sons, Eric C. Wallace (26 yrs) who graduated from Chicago’s Columbia College May 09; and Greg M Wallace (24 yrs) who matriculated at UIC for two years. Wallace wants to serve as US Representative for Illinois’ 2nd Congressional district in hopes of providing viable alternative for people trapped by failed education and social policies, which don’t benefit them. Eric is a reformer, who will work for ethics, fiscal and social reform through Responsible government, Individual Liberty and fidelity, Strong family values family, and Economic Empowerment (the R.I.S.E. principles).