Phillip Anthony Walker has been the Senior Pastor of Mt. Pleasant Worship & Outreach Center (MPWOC) since 1994. He was affirmed as an Apostle in November 2009 by Truth Covenant Ministries, under the leadership of Bishop Dr. Haywood Parker.
He is executive director and founder of Rehobeth Outreach Ministries, which acquired the Shammah Winds Apartment complex in Southeast Raleigh through a million-dollar tax credit, in conjunction with United Equities and the Social Enterprise group. He is also founder of the Tree of Life Community Development Corporation, which operates under the aegis of MPWOC. Apostle Walker serves on the Comprehensive Anti-Gang Initiative Advisory Team, which combats gang violence and facilitates prisoner reentry programs in the Raleigh area.
His passion is urban ministry and revitalizing distressed communities through spiritual and economic empowerment and relational development. He has helped spearhead the Strategically Organized for Action and Results (S.O.A.R 110) initiative, which connects Jobs for Life training and recreation for gang abatement for young men and women.
He currently oversees Tree of Life Covenant Ministries, which has one church affiliate – New Day Community Worship & Outreach Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. – and has ministered the gospel in Guayaquil, Ecuador. He recently authored a book entitled, An Invitation to the Extraordinary: Releasing the Water-Walker Within.
Before becoming the full-time shepherd, Apostle Walker was a software engineer at IBM. He accepted the call to preach the gospel in September 1977 and was ordained by the Holy Churches on the Rock Association in October 1979. His spiritual foundation was received under the tutelage of his mother, Pastor/Founder Lois W. Hinton.
He is married to Co-Pastor Vickie G. Walker, and they have two daughters – Cheri and Danaka — who serve in ministry. He also has two granddaughters, Briana and Donise.