Dr. Jim Walker
Lead Pastor
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Pastor Jim came to Hazelwood Baptist Church as lead pastor in April of 2007 following a 10 year pastorate in Jefferson City, Missouri.
He grew up in St. Louis County, is a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, MO.
He and his wife, Gina, have two adult children. David, is an aerospace engineer who lives in Huntsville, Alabama, with his wife Blair and two grandchildren, Clark and Eva. Amy, a nurse educator who lives in the Kansas City area, is married to Ian Cole a pharmacy tech. They have one child, Aubree. Both are dedicated to faith in Christ and are active in their church families.
Jim and Gina enjoy time with family, taking walks, having folks over at their house, and just enjoying life. Gina especially loves music and spending time with her grandchildren. Jim is a chaplain to the Hazelwood Police Department and very active in mission work locally and internationally in Peru and El Salvador.