Bishop Christopher C. Walker grew up in Oklahoma and currently is the pastor, along with his wife Lady Katavah Walker, of Greater Grace International Church in Marietta. Bishop Walker discusses in depth his family tree which he traces back to Isom Jackson, an enslaved person from South Carolina who went west with the Cherokees on the Trail of Tears. He mentions a cousin descended from Isom Jackson, a physician in Tulsa, who was murdered in the 1921 Tulsa Massacre. Bp. Walker recalls coming from a line of preachers and musicians. His father is a minister and Vietnam veteran. After high school, Christopher Walker enlisted in the U.S. Navy and became a combat medic. Badly injured in Desert Storm, he spent three years recovering at the Bethesda Naval Hospital. There, he experienced a call to the ministry. The second half of the interview is devoted to his experiences as an evangelist and then pastor of Ponders Avenue Baptist Church in Smyrna and currently Greater Grace International Church.
Interview with Bishop Christopher Walker, 2022-07-28, Cobb County oral history series, Kennesaw State University Oral History Project, 1973- , KSU/45/05/001, Kennesaw State University Archives.
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