Dr. Graham B. Walker, Jr. received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the Florida State University and his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. Dr. Walker previously served as Professor of Theology and Asian Cultural Studies at the Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary. He has also served as visiting Professor of Religion at Samford University in Alabama, as Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at St. Catherine’s College in Bardstown, KY, as well as Instructor of World Religions at Simmons Bible College in Louisville, KY. He has published numerous articles in various religious journals and has authored Elie Wiesel: A Challenge to Theology.
In 1999 Dr. Walker joined the faculty of the McAfee School of Theology, Mercer University. He is the Associate Professor of Theology and Philosophy. He assumed the administrative position of Associate Dean for the McAfee School of Theology in July 2000. He also serves as the Mercer University Liaison for the Asia Baptist Graduate Theological Seminary. (Mercer University and ABGTS formed a partnership for Theological Education in August 1999.)
Prior to joining the McAfee School of Theology, Dr. Walker had served as Academic Dean for the Asia Baptist Graduate Theological Seminary with administrative headquarters in Baguio City, Philippines (1993-1999). In June 2012, the ABGTS Board of Trustees elected him as interim president for ABGTS.
Graham Walker Jr., was born in Orlando, FL, and considers Orlando, FL his hometown. He was reared in Singapore as a child of missionary parents and returned to the United States in 1974 to attend the Florida State University where he earned the Bachelor of Arts degree. There he met and married MaryAnn (Mimi) Damonte. Together they served as interim ministers at Lakeside Baptist Church in Lakeland, Florida before continuing their education at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY where he earned both the Master of Divinity and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees concentrating in Theology and World Religions. His dissertation is title: "Elie Wiesel: A Challenge to Contemporary Theology." He received additional course work from the Graduate School of Religion, Vanderbilt University.
Graham and Mimi have three children: Ashton, Hannah, and Ariel.