Reginald A. Wells preached his initial sermon on his 16th birthday, December 2, 1984. He was licensed at Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church in Holt, Alabama. Later, he was ordained by the Union Association in North Carolina. After high school, he enlisted in the United States Army and served in Desert Storm/Desert Shield. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Shaw University, and a Master of Divinity Degree from Shaw University Divinity School, Raleigh, NC. In May 2015, earned the Doctor of Ministry Degree in Preaching and Leadership from the United Theological Seminary in Dayton Ohio. He began serving as Pastor of the Falling Run Missionary Baptist Church, Fayetteville, NC on February 20, 2013. He is the former Pastor for Administration/ Pastoral Care/ Governmental Concerns at the Lewis Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Fayetteville, NC (September 2010 – March 2014). Other churches where he has served as Pastor include: Leach Springs of Raeford (March 1990 – December 1992) and New Christian Chapel of Rose Hill (December 1992 – August 2010) and led the congregation in the construction of a new facility. In addition, he has served as special assistant for Religious Affairs for Governor Beverly Purdue.
As a civic leader, Dr. Wells has served three terms as a member of Duplin County Board of Commissioners, Former Trustee of the Board of Directors of Duplin General Hospital, Kenansville, North Carolina; Former Member of Board of Directors for First Bank Duplin County; Former Member of the Board of Directors for Duplin County Home Hospice.
In addition, he serves as Moderator of the Middle District Missionary Baptist Association; Parliamentarian for the General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, Inc.; General Board Member of the General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, Inc.; Executive Committee Member of the General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, Inc.; Former Executive Secretary/Treasurer of General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, Inc.; Former Chairman of the Elections Committee of the General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, Inc.; Former Chairman of the Program Committee, General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, Inc.; and several other boards and commissions. Also, he has preached and lectured on the continents of Africa and Asia. He is a member of the Kappa Rho Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Dr. Reginald Wells has been married for 28 years to the very supportive Dr. Roxie Cannon Wells, who is the President of both Hoke Healthcare and Bladen County Hospital, which is a part of Cape Fear Valley Health System, Fayetteville, North Carolina. They share in the love of one daughter, Jalyn Reid, a sophomore at Wingate University, Wingate, NC.