Lee Taps Walker to Lead Ministerial Development Share Tweet Email LinkedIn 07/08/17 Top News University Wide All Inclusive Dr. Mark L. Walker, veteran Atlanta area pastor, will join the Lee University family on August 1 to lead the school’s ministerial training programs.In addition to his faculty role as Chair of the Department of Christian Ministries, Walker will serve as a senior administrator, with a seat on the President's Cabinet as vice president for Ministerial Development.In his combined roles, Walker will lead an ambitious new initiative in Lee’s goal of training young men and women for ministry. Using his skills and experience, he will help prepare aspiring pastors, missionaries, youth and family ministers, chaplains, and other students working toward a career in ministry.“Dr. Walker’s accomplishments in pastoral ministry, combined with his academic background, provide a unique preparation for this important assignment,” said Lee President Dr. Paul Conn. Dr. Mark WalkerWalker will be coming to Lee from his role as senior pastor of Mount Paran North Church of God, one of the denomination’s largest congregations, with campuses in Marietta and Canton, Georgia. He has served as a pastor there for 25 years, and senior pastor since 1997. Prior to that he pastored First Assembly of God in Orlando, Florida.Walker has been a member of the Lee University Board of Directors since 2010. With a national reputation as a popular teacher and preacher, Walker frequently appears in seminars and conferences across the country. He has been elected on multiple occasions by his ministerial peers in the Church of God to its highest deliberative bodies, the International Executive Council and the North Georgia State Council. Walker earned his PhD in organizational leadership from Regent University and his master’s and bachelor’s degrees in counseling and business administration from Georgia State University, respectively.