For several years the churches Dr. Walker has pastored were listed in the top ten in baptisms among Southern Baptist churches in Texas, and one year during his pastorate, the First Baptist Church of San Antonio led the Southern Baptist Convention in baptisms with 1187. Dr. Walker has preached regularly across the South and Southwest in local church “revival meetings”, evangelism conferences, and national and statewide gatherings, such as the national Southern Baptist Pastor’s Conference and the Baptist General Convention of Texas. In addition to Baptist meetings, he has increasingly been involved in gatherings that have included a broader scope of the Body of Christ, both inter-denominationally and ethnically. He is the author of “It’s All in the Family,” a look at Christian family life. Besides preaching and spending time with the Alamo City family, Pastor Walker also enjoys the Out-of-Doors in practically every form — from hiking, fly-fishing and snow skiing the mountains in Southwestern Montana around Yellowstone National Park, to assisting some of his rancher friends in managing their South Texas deer herds.He also spends time jogging (the goal is an hour 3 times a week) – and playing tennis, which he and Shirley enjoy either as a teammates or as opponents.As a family over the years, the Walkers have grown closer as they have regularly stepped into outdoor adventures that have stretched them, scared them at times, and always given them something fun and exciting to remember. Almost from the time they could walk , Abbi, Katie and Evan have been out in a God-made world camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, snow skiing, and water skiing…enjoying almost anything that would let them be outside together as a family. “Buck”, the Boykin Spaniel, and “Sallie Mae”, the Red Bone Hound, are also a part of just about everything the Walkers do outside. Now with two new sons-in-law in the mix, Ryan and Adam, the clan is growing, and David and Shirley are excited about the future with the thought of some more little hikers and skiers showing up one day!
Presently, Pastor – Alamo City Church San Antonio, TX (1987- )
Pastor – First Baptist Church San Antonio, TX (1983-87)
Pastor – San Jacinto Baptist Church Amarillo, TX (1980-83)
Pastor – First Baptist Church Hobart, OK (1978-80)
Assistant Pastor – Sagamore Hill Baptist ChurchFort Worth, TX (1977-78)
Minister of High School /College Youth Sagamore Hill Baptist Church Fort Worth, TX (1975-77)
Minister of Youth – First Baptist Church Houston, TX (1974-75)
Assistant Minister of Youth – First Baptist Church Houston, TX (1973 -74)
Minister of Youth/Activities – Garden Oaks Baptist Church Houston, TX (1972 -73)
S. P. Waltrip High School (Houston, TX, class of 1971)
Houston Baptist University: Bachelor of Arts, 1975 Majors: Christianity and Psychology
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary: Master of Divinity, 1978-Doctor of Ministry, 1981 Functional Major: Evangelism and Missions
Dissertation (Project Report): Equipping Young Men in a Young Church for Age-Old Tasks: A Foundational Program for Christian Men, Teaching Selected Principles of Biblical Discipleship
Licensed: May, 1971 in the Garden Oaks Baptist Church, Houston, TX.
Ordained: April, 1976 in the Garden Oaks Baptist Church, Houston, TX.
Honors and Appointments:
Lettered in football in high school as a quarterback.
Lettered in tennis in college.
Member of the Social/Service Fraternity, Alpha Pi Kappa, at Houston Baptist University.
Member of the National Scholastic and Leadership Fraternities, Alpha Chi and Omicron Delta Kappa.
Winner of the Interfraternity Council’s Scholastic Award for 2 years at Houston Baptist University with a grade point average of 4.0.
Named to Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities.
Served as President of the Baptist Student Union equivalent, “Christian Life on Campus”, at Houston Baptist University.
Received these awards upon graduation from Houston Baptist University:
The President’s Award
“Mr. Houston Baptist University”
The Christian Action Award
The Riverside Scholarship for Graduate Studies
Graduated Magna Cum Laude
Selected by the Southwestern Seminary Faculty to preach in Chapel during “Senior Preaching Week”.
Recipient of Southwestern Seminary’s Evangelism Award.