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In honor of my mother,
Judy S. Walker
March 25, 1944 - March 22, 1994
Tony Walker was born in November 1983 in Anderson, SC. His childhood rarely involved going to church. His family situation was unstable, but he had a mother who did the best she could.
In March 1994 at the age of 10, his mother was murdered by his step-dad (more details here). He was then taken in by a life long friend of his mother. That family was given custody of Tony and took him in as their own son.
With the new addition to the family, they saw the need to raise Tony in church. In 1995, they began attending Gethsemane Baptist Temple in Starr, SC. In the winter of 1995/96, at the age of 12, Tony made a false profession of faith to please his new parents, but his life never changed.
The journey into teenage years began and resulted in regrets and disobedience to what he heard every Sunday and Wednesday at church. Still, his "adopted" parents raised him in church so he could be brought up under the word of God.
Then things changed in the spring of 2001 at the age of 17 when Tony began to realize the things he was involved in were not only displeasing to his parents and those who knew, but to God himself. With simple faith and a simple prayer, Jesus saved him. Something happened that did not happen in 1995/96, his life changed!
He began to pay attention in church, read the Bible, witness, and try to make his senior year of high school count for God. As high school drew near to the end, questions about what to do after high school began to come into his mind. In January 2002 he attended an all men's meeting at church and during the altar call told the Lord that he would preach if that is what he wanted from him.
He preached his first message the next month, graduated high school in May 2002, began attending Savannah Valley Bible College, and graduated in December 2004. He also began attending Tabernacle Baptist Bible College in August 2002 and graduated in May 2009. In July 2005 he married his high school sweetheart who is a great wife and friend. In September 2009 he became a proud father of a beautiful baby girl and in September 2011 the father of healthy twin boys. In March 2018 a second daughter was born, and now he and his wife have two sons and two daughters.
In April 2014 he became the Youth Pastor at his home church, Gethsemane Baptist Temple in Starr, SC.
"But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good...”
- Genesis 50:20 -
"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”
- Romans 8:28 -