Our Minister

Evangelist Gerald Walker

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God. This favorite scripture best describes the philosophy of Brother Gerald Walker.  Evangelist Gerald Walker is the oldest of five children born to Arlee and Edward Walker in Chicago, Illinois.  


A native Chicagoan, Brother Walker attended Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, IL. where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business and Economics. For over 35 years he worked as a Field Examiner for banks and financial institutions in Chicago, and is currently Senior Minister of the Maypole Avenue Church of Christ in Chicago, IL.


Gerald was baptized into Christ in June of 1975 by his minister and father in law, Brother William E. Jones Sr.  He has been preaching since 1979 and served as Assistant Minister of the 87th street Church of Christ in Chicago for over 20 years. Bro. Walker became Senior Minister at the Harvey Church of Christ in 2005 and led that congregation for 11 years. He answered the call from longtime friend and mentor Dr. Nathaniel Dean and became Senior Minister at Maypole May, 2017.


He has preached across the brotherhood, held gospel meetings and spoken on local, regional and national lectureships, as well as facilitated many workshops. His greatest joy is teaching bible classes. 

He is also a former member of the United Acapella Chorus and the United Quintet of Chicago.


Gerald has been married to the former Deborah Rachelle Jones since July, 1976. He and Debbie have one son, Gerald Jason Walker. He and his wife Amy reside in Brooklyn, NY. 

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