Pastoral Advisor/Facilitator

Claude Walker





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Dr. Claude Walker is a native of Virginia.  He graduated from Jarvis Christian College in 1956 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion.  A lifelong member of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), he earned his Master's and Doctorate degrees from Lexington Theological Seminary and Brite Divinity School (TCU), respectively.

Dr. Walker began his professional career in 1959, serving in both the religious and private sectors.  He has served over 55 years as an Ordained Minister in the Christian Church and has served on various committees and boards in different regions of the Christian Church.  He has served as President of the NAACP chapter and Vice President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) chapter in Nashville, Tennessee.

In 1967, he began 20 years of employment at Jarvis Christian College.  He developed and secured funds to establish the Leadership Development School and the Emmitt J. Dickson Institute at Jarvis.  Dr. Walker is a Life Member of the JCC/SCI National Alumni Association.  He has served as Interim Pastor at several Disciples churches in Texas, as well as in Ohio and Missouri.  He served as a Trustee of Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University.  He also served on the Committee on Ministry for the North Texas Area of the Christian Church in the Southwest.

Dr. Walker is married to Sherley Collier-Walker.  They reside in Dallas and have a blended family of six children and 13 grandchildren.

   February 2019   
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