Bishop George W.C. Walker Sr. (Retired)



Born: October 11, 1940

Married: Mrs. Geraldine J. Walker

Children: Four children, seven grandchildren



Bishop Walker is a graduate of Clinton Junior College, where he received an A. A. degree. He earned an A.B. degree from Benedict College in 1970, and the Master of Divinity degree from Hood Theological Seminary in 1971.



His pastorates include Rock Hill and Piney Grove, Pageland, South Carolina; St. James and Mt. Airy, Chesterfield, South Carolina; Foundation and Tabernacle, Rock Hill, South Carolina; Jones Memorial, Columbia, South Carolina; and Greater Walters, Chicago, Illinois.

Bishop Walker was elected bishop on August 5, 1988 at the 43rd General Conference as the 81st bishop of the A.M.E. Zion Church. Bishop Walker was also elevated to the Senior Bishop post of the A. M. E. Zion Church in 2004.



He has served in leadership positions on several boards of the A. M. E. Zion Church and with ecumenical organizations, representing the Church and mankind. Some include: Publishing House Board; Harriet Tubman Foundation; Restructuring Committee; Balm in Gilead; conference and connectional level positions.

As Presiding Bishop of the North Eastern Region Episcopal District, he led the conferences in the purchase of a stately Episcopal residence, located in Farmington, Connecticut. The residence was dedicated on October 11, 1997. As Presiding Bishop of the Piedmont Episcopal District since 2004, he has led these conferences in the purchase of an Episcopal residence in Waxhaw, NC, which is in the suburbs of Charlotte, NC. This residence was dedicated in the fall of 2006.
 

  • December 25, 2017
    Merry Christmas
    Galatians 4:4-5
    But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, so that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.
  • January 1, 2018
    Happy New Year
    2 Corinthians 5:17
    Therefore, if anyone be in Christ, he is a new creature. Old things have passed away, behold, all things are become new!
  • January 15, 2018
    Martin Luther King Jr Day
    The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday is a perfect opportunity for Americans to honor Dr. King’s legacy through service. The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a beloved community. Visit https://www.nationalservice.gov/mlkday for more information.
  • February 12-16, 2018
    Board of Bishops' and International Ministers & Lay Association Meeting
    Norfolk Waterside Marriott Hotel
    235 East Main Street
    Norfolk, VA
    Register by February 5, 2018!
  • February 14, 2018
    Ash Wednesday
    Ash Wednesday is always celebrated on a Wednesday seven weeks prior to Easter Sunday. For Christians, the day marks the first day of Lent and the starting of 6 weeks of fasting and penance.
  • February 14-March 29, 2018
    Lent
    Lent begins on Ash Wednesday each year and for Christians starts the 40 day period of fasting. The day represents the 40 days Jesus spend fasting in the wilderness.
  • February 14, 2018
    Valentine's Day
    We love because he first loved us 1 John 4:19
  • March 11, 2018
    Daylight Savings Time
    Spring forward - Turn your clocks forward an hour at 2 a.m. local standard time (At 2 a.m. on March 11th, the clocks after they are moved forward an hour, will read 3 a.m. local daylight time).

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