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dc.contributor.authorScott, Thomas Allan (1943- )
dc.contributor.otherWalker, Christopher C., Bp.
dc.coverage.spatialCobb County (Ga.)
dc.identifier.citationInterview 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.
dc.descriptionBishop 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.
dc.description.abstractOral history of Bishop Christopher Walker, Walker discusses his family tree, life, and path into ministry.
dc.rightsThe digital reproductions on this site are provided for research consultation and scholarly purposes only. To request permission to publish, reproduce, publicly display, broadcast, or distribute this material in any format outside of fair use please contact the Kennesaw State University Archives.
dc.subjectOral histories.
dc.subjectVideo recordings
dc.subjectTulsa Race Massacre, Tulsa, Okla., 1921
dc.subjectCobb County (Ga.)--History
dc.subjectChurch work
dc.titleInterview with Bishop Christopher Walker

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    The Cobb County Oral History Series was conducted by Thomas Scott, Professor of History at Kennesaw State University, and others, of prominent citizens of Cobb County, Georgia. The series was started in 1978 and interviews are still being conducted. The interviewees were people of various backgrounds from Cobb, Cherokee, Paulding, Bartow, Gordon, and Fulton counties.

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