Bishop Walker follows in the footsteps of other influential black ministers who have regularly hosted programs on BET. Bishop Walker’s theme, explored weekly, will be “hope” and his messages will encourage listeners to believe in a better life and a better world regardless of circumstances — whether economic hardship, political turmoil, mental anxiety, or physical illness. Bishop Walker will help listeners gain a greater understanding of the biblical definition of hope as a “confident expectation” that, even though aspects of life are unknown and unclear, we are born to fulfill a true destiny.
“I am so honored to be the featured minister for ‘The Relevant Word,’ and I’m extremely grateful to BET for giving me this national platform to make a difference in people’s lives,” said Bishop Walker. “Most importantly, I am eager to encourage listeners across the country to live in hope. Through Jesus Christ, we can come to view the uncertainties of life in a more positive light, believing that God has a greater purpose for us.”
A native of Shreveport, Louisiana, Walker received a Bachelor’s degree from Southern University in Baton Rouge; a Master of Divinity degree from Vanderbilt University and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Princeton Theological University. He also holds two honorary Doctorates from Meharry Medical College and Southern University. At the age of 24, Bishop Walker began his pastorate at Mount Zion with just 175 members. Today, the ministry stands at more than 30,000 souls with three locations in the Nashville area. Bishop Walker’s stirring oratory and pastoral approach draw people of every age and from every walk of life to the Word of God.
The Relevant Word set to premiere on March 5, 2017 and will air every Sunday at 6:30 a.m. EST/5:30 a.m. CST.
For more information on Bishop Walker and Mount Zion Baptist Church, please visit, www.mtzionnashville.org