Meet Dr. Wallace Noble, Pastor

Rev. Wallace L. Noble was born and reared in New York City.  In March 1975, he accepted his call into the ministry under the Rev. Idonia Stewart's leadership. Rev. Noble received his local preaching license in March 1975. He is a 1978 graduate of Livingstone College, Salisbury, NC.  There, he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. He is also a graduate of Samuel Dewitt Proctor, School of Theology, in Richmond, Virginia. There, he received his Master of Divinity Degree, May 1981. In May 2016, the Board of Trustees of Livingstone College elected to honor him with the Honorary Doctor of Ministry.

Rev. Wallace L. Noble was ordained a deacon in June 1978 and ordained an elder in October 1982.

Rev. Noble served as pastor of the following churches:

  • Star of Zion AME Zion, Talladega, Alabama from 1982-1985.
  • Smith Metropolitan AME Zion Church, Anniston, AL (1985-1989).     
  • Thompkins Chapel Metropolitan AME Zion Church, Chattanooga, Tennessee (1989-1996). 
  • Old Ship AME Zion Church, Montgomery, Alabama (1996-2000). 
  • Organized and founded Refuge Temple AME Zion Church (2003 – 2016).
  • Rev. Noble was asked to supply Big Zion AME Zion Church, Letohatchee, AL, for three months.  Three months turned into three years (2007-2010).

Rev. Noble served as Presiding Elder of the West Montgomery District of the Central Alabama Conference October 2000 – August 2016.

Rev. Dr. Noble served as the President of Lomax-Hannon Junior College, Greenville, Alabama,  from March 2001 to July 2004.


  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

In September 2016, Rev. Dr. Wallace L. Noble officially transferred from the Central Alabama Conference to the New York Annual Conference of the North Eastern Episcopal District. 

Presently, Rev. Dr. Wallace L. Noble serves as the proud pastor of St.  Catherine AME Zion Church, New Rochelle, NY.  (September 2016 – to the present.)                  

Rev. Noble is married to Mrs. Diane Storey Noble, and they recently celebrated 35 years of marriage. They are the proud parents of two young men, Wallace James Noble and Justin Jarrod Noble and his wife Evetta, their son, Josiah Noble. 

Meet Lady Diane Noble, First Lady

Mrs. Diane Storey Noble was born and raised in Talladega, Alabama.  She was a member of Kelly Springs Missionary Baptist Church, Munford, Alabama.  Diane attended Harry L. Ayers State Technical College and completed studies to become a certified optician.  She did further studies at Chattanooga State Community College taking classes toward a degree in counseling.

Many people often call her "Lady Di."  Mrs. Noble fills the role of the pastor's wife to Pastor Wallace L. Noble, of St. Catherine AME Zion Church, New Rochelle, New York.  Mrs. Noble holds the position as the Local Chairman of Life Members of the Women's Home & Overseas Missionary Department at St. Catherine and the District Chairperson of Life Members of the Westchester District of the New York Annual Conference. This organization is responsible for raising funds for (1) overseas Field Workers, (2) providing grants for educational training for students attending our four-year institution, Livingstone College and Seminary, Hood Theological Seminary, Salisbury, NC., (3) Grants-in-Aid for our schools in Monrovia, Liberia, West Africa, Nigeria, and (4) assistance with operational expenses of the Women's Home & Overseas Missionary Society.

She enjoys what she does, never complaining, and is willing to go the extra mile for others.  She is a devoted wife, mother, and friend to all.  Several years ago, Mrs. Noble was victorious over her bout with cancer.  Her faith, prayer life, and taking God at His Word were the spiritual tools she used to get her breakthrough.  During her sickness, she prayed for others that were just as ill or worse than her.  She led individuals to Christ in her family and community.  She may have been down, but not out, because the Bible says that "….  a woman that feareth the Lord she shall be praised…"  Proverb 31:30

First Lady Noble, being a God-fearing woman, a pastor's wife, mother of two sons, Wallace James and Justin Jarrod, a precious daughter-in-law, Evetta Gaston-Noble, and our first grandson, Josiah Noble, born August 10th, you are so much to so many.  Thank you for your service to God, your husband, your family, and your church.