Who We Are
Wallace Mobile Healthcare, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit medical mission organization created on a foundation of Christian faith and values. WMH was created to bring quality basic health services to our uninsured and underprivileged neighbors in Knox County, Tennessee and nearby rural Appalachian communities.
About Dr. Wallace
Wallace Mobile Healthcare is named in memory of Dr. William "Bill" Wallace. Dr. Wallace was a Southern Baptist missionary born in Knoxville, TN in 1908. After completing his surgery training at Knoxville General Hospital, he sought a post with the Southern Baptist International Mission Board and was assigned to serve in Wuchow, China. He devoted his entire career to the Chinese from 1935 until his death in 1951. It wasn’t just medical care that he provided for the people of South China, but he also offered ministry through prayer and a unique sense concern for each patient. The Chinese had heard sermons before, but “in Bill Wallace they began to see one, and that made the difference”. During the many years that Bill ministered in China he endured the Japanese invasion, civil war, hunger and the coming of communism. Bill was arrested and falsely accused of being a spy by the Chinese. He later died in a lonely Chinese jail cell. The people of Wuchow were saddened by the loss of the doctor who had lived only to serve them.
Wallace was buried in an unmarked grave. Chinese Christians later would risk their own
lives to place a simple marker where he was laid to rest that read,
"To live is Christ." Rarely has a grave marker so
accurately summarized a life. But then, rarely has a person's life so
exemplified the principle expressed in Philippians 1:21, "For me
to live is Christ and to die is gain."
Bill Wallace was an ordinary man who, in the providence of God, lived an extraordinary life. He was willing to forgo marriage and family, a prominent career and a comfortable future in America for the sake of ministering to people in need. His service brought physical and spiritual healing to countless people.
What We Do
Wallace Mobile Healthcare, Inc. provides free healthcare services to the underserved and uninsured in communities we serve. Our healthcare services are completely free to those who qualify. Our mobile healthcare clinic Volunteers serve other underprivileged and underserved communities elsewhere in the United States and around the world. Our goal is to share the love of Christ with our neighbors by bringing them much needed basic healthcare services, wellness education and spiritual support.
Wallace Mobile Healthcare, Inc.