Senior Pastor

Reverend Patrick J. Walker

Pastor Patrick J. Walker

Reverend Patrick Jonnathan Walker is a native of Washington, DC.  He was educated in the public school system of our Nation’s capital, graduating from McKinley Tech Senior High School.  In 2006, Pastor Walker completed a preaching practicum at Regents College of Oxford University in Oxford, England. He is a graduate of Washington Bible College in Lanham, Maryland, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Pastoral Theology.  Additionally, Pastor Walker was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Sword of the Spirit Bible Institute in 2011; and in 2012, the Washington Baptist Seminary conferred upon him the same doctoral honor. An avid learner, Pastor Walker earned his Master of Divinity degree from The Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University in 2015.

 

Reverend Walker began preaching God’s word at the age of 15, and was granted a license to preach by his home church, the Isle of Patmos Baptist Church in Washington, DC, under the leadership of the late Reverend Dr. George B. Rogers. Reverend Walker served three years of active military service with the United States Army's 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He received numerous citations for outstanding military and civic achievements.  He was honorably discharged in July 1988.  In January 1991, the historic Destiny Baptist Church in Martinsburg, West Virginia called him to serve as its Senior Pastor.  After ten years of extraordinary service at Destiny, the late Reverend Robert L. Walls, Sr. recommended Reverend Walker to the officers and members of The New Macedonia Baptist Church, Washington, DC to become his Co-Pastor and successor in the biblical model of Moses and Joshua in January 2001.  Reverend Walker was overwhelmingly elected as New Macedonia’s third Pastor in June 2003.   

 

Reverend Walker is a much sought after teacher and preacher with a gift of administration.  He was selected to participate in the Lott Carey Pastoral Excellence Program in 2006 and upon completion of cultural immersions in Guyana, Jamaica, and South Africa he graduated from the program in December 2008.  Additionally, Reverend Walker is a recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow Award, the highest award for community service given by the Rotary Foundation and Rotary International. He has conducted various revivals, crusades, Christian Education workshops, lectures, and Bible study sessions throughout the United States and abroad.  He serves as an instructor for the Congress of Christian Education for the Baptist Convention of the District of Columbia and Vicinity, and the Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc., where he has formerly served as Parliamentarian.   Additionally, for 2011 and 2012, Reverend Walker served as the 49th president of the Missionary Baptist Ministers’ Conference of Washington DC & Vicinity. In October 2012, Reverend Walker was elected to serve as president of the Baptist Convention of the District of Columbia and Vicinity (BCDCV). Under his leadership, the BCDCV established a home missions grant to aid member churches in the Washington, DC, Metropolitan area and completed a foreign missions project, building a school in St. Mary Parish, Jamaica.  Additionally, Pastor Walker facilitated improvements both structurally and constitutionally. He also led the beloved Convention to substantial financial growth and stabilization. He completed his very successful four-year tenure October 13, 2016.

 

He is married to the very lovely former Miss Priscella Harris of Norfolk, Virginia, who has proven to be an invaluable asset to the ministry of her husband.  They are blessed with two beautiful children, Maya Bethany and Patrick Jonnathan, II. Reverend Walker is a kind, Christian gentleman who is convinced that it is through the preaching and teaching of God's Word that the body of Christ has power to minister to suffering humanity and win them to Him!