Adrian Wallace is a community development professional and minister, In 2015, he founded and served as President and CEO of The Bishop and Chase Foundation, a community development corporation based in Lexington. From 2016-2017, he joined the staff at Community Ventures to assist with their statewide neighborhood level revitalization and development.
Adrian’s interest in community development grew out of his experiences working with families through inner city ministry at Broadway Christian church and while on staff at Employment Solutions, Inc. a nonprofit who helps people with intellectual disabilities with education and job placement.
Adrian learned that the help that people needed was bigger than what he could offer as an individual or even as one church or one organization. With his business and his community work, he seeks build what Lexington needs.
Adrian currently serves as a Community Chaplain with the Lexington Police Department, on the Board of Directors of Arbor Youth Services (Chairman of the Board 2017), the Lighthouse Ministries, 4Kids Incorporated, the Steering Committee for the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI), the Executive and Political Action Committees for the Lexington NAACP. He was appointed by Lexington Mayor and city council in January 2015 to serve on the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Homelessness Prevention and Intervention Board. That same year, Adrian was commissioned as a Kentucky Colonel, Aide-de-Camp to the Governor of Kentucky. He is also a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
He attended Kentucky State University in 2004, majoring in Pre-Law and later studied at Asbury University from 2012-2014, pursuing a Bachelor’s in Leadership and Ministry, upon leaving the military.
Adrian and his wife, Jennifer, have four beautiful girls and one boy. They reside in Lexington, Kentucky.
Adrian Wallace is a former member of the Kentucky Army National Guard. Use of his military rank, job titles, and photographs in uniform does not imply endorsement by the Kentucky Army National Guard, the Department of the Army or the Department of Defense.