HONORING THE 45TH PASTORAL ANNIVERSARY OF DALLAS A. WALKER, JR.; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 201
(Extensions of Remarks - December 20, 2018)

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    HONORING THE 45TH PASTORAL ANNIVERSARY OF DALLAS A. WALKER, JR.

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                           HON. BRENDA JONES

                              of michigan

                    in the house of representatives

                      Wednesday, December 19, 2018

  Ms. JONES of Michigan. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the 45th 
Pastoral Anniversary of Dallas A. Walker, Jr., Minister of Detroit's 
Wyoming Avenue Church of Christ.
  Born in Vernon, Alabama, Pastor Walker comes from a strong lineage of 
faith leaders. His grandfather was a pioneer minister in Northwest 
Alabama and his father served as a church elder at the Mayfield Church 
of Christ in Fayette, Alabama. His mother was a devout Christian that 
lived to see her two youngest sons fulfill a family legacy proclaiming 
the Gospel of Christ.
  Pastor Walker graduated from Lamar County Training School, and went 
on to attend Southwestern Christian College. He later earned a 
Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of Detroit Mercy 
and a Master' s Degree in Professional Counseling from Wayne State 
University in Detroit. Pastor Walker began his formal ministry at the 
Church of Christ in Athens, Alabama. He has also served two other 
Alabama congregations, the Woodland Park Church of Christ in 
Birmingham, Alabama and the Farris Drive Church of Christ in 
Huntsville, Alabama.
  Pastor Walker and his wife of 54 years, Beverly MacDonald Walker 
(deceased), have three kids, Pamela Spear, Jennifer Leake, and Dallas 
A. Walker, III.
  Widely known as a ``Preacher's Preacher'', he is an international 
evangelist, that has traveled firsthand to numerous biblical sites, 
among them the Mountain at Nebo, Bethlehem, the Sea of Galilee, 
Jericho, and the Garden of Gethsemane.
  Pastor Walker is a stalwart spiritual compass in the city of Detroit. 
He can be seen all over the district sharing the scripture and hosting 
revivals. His dedication to the community was honored with secondary 
street naming of Wyoming and Chippewa Avenues. He also sits on the 
board of the Board of Directors of the National Association of 
Celebrated Seniors.
  Mr. Speaker, I ask you and my colleagues to join me in applauding 
Pastor Dallas A. Walker, Jr. for his 45 years of service in ministry at 
the Wyoming Avenue Church of Christ.

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