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 their four year old son Clark. Amy, who lives in the Kansas City area, is married to Ian Cole and is in the nursing field serving as an RN. Both are musically talented, are walking with 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 grandson Clark. Jim is a chaplain to the Hazelwood Police Department and very active in mission work locally and internationally in Peru, El Salvador, and India.