Remembering the Life and Legacy of Evangelist Jerry B. Walker

It's hard to believe that Evangelist Jerry B. Walker has been gone now to heaven for 5 years.

It was on December 6, 2006, that Dr. Jerry B. Walker died at his home in Sugar Land, TX, after a long season of declining health. Through it all, he never once complained but gave praise and glory to Almighty God. He was a dear friend of the Morgan family. He has preached crusades, revivals, and meetings in our churches, as well as in camp meetings, PTL, TBN, and other television ministries.

Without a doubt, Jerry B. Walker, was one of the most gifted and talented evangelists in the International Pentecostal Holiness Church. However, his ministry reached over all denominational barriers and he was a welcomed speaker in Assemblies of God churches, Church of God churches, Congregational Holiness churches, Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian, and Episcopal churches. You could not help but love him and his style of preaching.

Often a featured speaker at World Conventions and Revival Conferences and Crusades, he was the first Charismatic to be invited to conduct Miracle Services in St. Paul's Anglican Cathedral in Toronto, Canada. He is recognized by the press as a "20th Century Billy Sunday."

Reverend Walker was preceded in death by his parents, the Reverend Mr. Mont E. Walker and Ellen Shanks Walker, his sisters: Pauline Walker Gottschalk and Kathleen Walker Hufstedler, a brother: Mont "Buster" Walker, nieces: Linda Silverstone and Jan Hufstedler.

He is survived by his nieces: Cherry Ellen Walker Meadows of Sherman, Texas; Vicki Walker Lewis of Galveston, Texas; Cecilia Hufstedler Morgan of Dallas, Texas; Sara Hufstedler Davidson of College Station, Texas; and Mary Hufstedler Adams of Nacogdoches, Texas. Great Nieces and Nephews: Keath Lewis of New York City, New York; Rob Lewis of Austin, Texas; Katie Morgan of Dallas, Texas; John Mark Davidson of Hawley, Texas; Lisa Davidson of Abilene, Texas; Haley Adams of College Station, Texas; and Samuel Adams of Nacogdoches, Texas. Great Great Nephew: Kellan Davidson of Hawley, Texas.

Reverend Walker, a proud veteran, served his Country as a member of the United States Air Force for eight years.

Jerry B. Walker was an ordained minister of the Texas Conference (now called Grace Bible Ministries Conference) for over 50 years. He was ordained by the late Rev. Dr. Robert L. Rex, an assistant General Superintendent of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Brother Walker's evangelistic work will continue on supporting Missions and Ministry students through the ministry. In lieu of flowers, the family and his Board of Directors respectfully request donations be sent to The Jerry B. Walker Evangelistic Association, PO Box 18769, Sugar Land, TX  77496-8769.

Reverend Walker will be greatly missed and is loved by countless thousands of people around the world whose hearts he touched and their lives were forever changed by the Lord Jesus Christ.

Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, December 12, 2006, at 10 a. m. at The Settegast-Kopf Co. Funeral Home (Williams Trace exit). Visitation was Monday, December 11, 2006, from 6-8 p. m. Graveside services were held in Lubbock, Texas, at Resthaven Memorial Park, at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 14, 2006.

The funeral service were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Mark Bristow at the Settegast-Koft Funeral Home in Sugar Land, TX. The Rev. Dr. John Hedgepeth, senior pastor at Northwood Temple in Fayetteville, NC, also spoke at Jerry's funeral.

[Editor's Comment: I was in touch with Jerry B. Walker by phone up until the last days of his life. He was always upbeat in spite of his pain and suffering. He was looking forward to going back into the pulpit to preach. I remember one time Bishop J. Floyd Williams told me that Jerry B. Walker paid more tithes into the church than any other preacher. It is little wonder that God blessed him so much. He was a giver and gave his all in preaching and ministering to people in the altars, or right in the pews. He had unusual gifts that one would have to say were supernatural, and he gave God all the glory. He pointed people to Jesus Christ, and I can only imagine the thousands of people that will be in heaven through his anointed ministry.

May God continue to bless the memory of this great man of God.]

Remembering the Life and Legacy of Evangelist Jerry B. Walker