Lee’s Center For Pentecostal Preaching Named For Dr. Paul L. Walker

  • Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Lee University’s Board of Directors has unanimously voted to name the university’s new center for Pentecostal preaching in honor of the late Rev. Dr. Paul L. Walker. 

Dr. Paul L. Walker served as the chairman of Lee’s Board of Directors from 1974-84 and as a liaison advocate from the Church of God Executive Committee, also serving as the general overseer for the Church of God from 1996-2000. He pastored Atlanta’s Mount Paran Church of God for over three decades and was among several generations of the Walker family to attend Lee and contribute significantly to the university’s development. 

His career in pastoral and executive leadership was marked throughout by a reputation for inspired, dynamic preaching, such that he is considered among the finest pulpit orators to emerge in the modern Pentecostal movement. Such a track record of consistent, exemplary preaching makes Walker a perfect honoree for the center now bearing his name.

“There would be nothing more satisfying to my dad than to know that under his name ministers are being trained to be effective preachers. He would be thrilled with this recognition,” said Lee President Dr. Mark Walker. “The entire Walker family is grateful to the Board of Directors for this honor.”

The program is being funded through Lilly Endowment’s Compelling Preaching Initiative. The aim of the initiative is to foster and support preaching that inspires, encourages, and guides people to come to know and love God and to live out their Christian faith more fully.

The Paul L. Walker Center for Pentecostal Preaching is the core of Lee’s proposed Compelling Preaching Initiative program that will cultivate compelling and transformative preaching among aspiring and active Pentecostal preachers. 

For more information about the Paul L. Walker Center for Pentecostal Preaching, call 303-5080. 


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