I met Bishop Lennox Walker about ten years ago when we were both invited to serve on a committee at General Headquarters. I was immediately impressed by his heart for the Lord's church and his passion to extend the work into new areas.
Bishop Walker is a pastor and an overseer in Eastern Canada. We need more people like him.
In case you don't know him, here's some info from his website.
Bishop Lennox Walker is the Administrative Bishop for Church of God in Ontario. Thirty-eight (38) years ago after a near death and life altering incident, Bishop Walker gave his life to the Lord. He is a radical and unconventional speaker, known in both local and international circles for preaching dynamic, life changing and inspirational sermons. Without question, Bishop Walker seeks to advance the Kingdom of God by empowering God’s people around the globe.
For those familiar with Bishop Walker’s leadership record, you know he has served in numerous positions in the Church of God, starting as a young Evangelist, travelling the hilly terrains of Clarendon, Jamaica. He was a brilliant student at Bethel Bible College in Jamaica, under the tutelage of Dr. Lindsay Arscott. Upon graduation he was assigned Pastor of Old Harbour and later West Prospect New Testament Church of God in Jamaica.
After immigrating to Canada, Bishop Walker served as Assistant Pastor and Assistant Superintendent of Redemption International Faith Ministries and for five years, as Senior Pastor of East Toronto Church of God, now Grace Fellowship Church of God Ministries in Scarborough Ontario.
Alongside his role as Administrative Bishop, Bishop Walker is currently the Senior Pastor of Praise Cathedral Worship Centre – the largest Church of God church in the Canada, where he has been ministering for over nineteen (19) years. He has served the Church of God in various capacities… District Overseer, MIP Coordinator, Regional Council Member, National Council Member, and also on the National Pastor's Advisory Council in Cleveland Tennessee. He currently serves on the Black Ministries Council for Church of God International in Cleveland, Tennessee.
He was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal by the Government of Canada in 2013, and in 2015 conferred with honorary Doctorate of Divinity from CICA for his distinctive leadership and exemplary work in community development.
Bishop Walker is a visionary and his vision extends well beyond the church. Associating with him, you will realize that he has a deep rooted passion for young people and the elderly. He has travelled extensively around the world, positively impacting lives in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, South America, the Caribbean, various parts of the United States and Canada, as he ministers the Gospel at crusades and conferences, and serving others on the mission-field.
On a yearly basis Bishop Walker through Praise Cathedral Worship Centre, sponsors students at Bethel Bible College and offers numerous scholarships to those who struggle with funding their education, locally and internationally.
A resident of the City of Mississauga, Lennox and Dorett have two daughters, three sons, and a daughter-in-law (Shawn, Chaunyce, Damar, Shamar, Lamar and Andreen) and a grandson, Elijah. Bishop Walker is a congenial leader with great compassion for others; a deeply embedded passion for the Call of God upon his life, which makes him cry easily equating him to the prophet Jeremiah. He loves politics and golfing and he appreciates the finer things in life. Bishop Walker, no doubt, is leaving a dynamic spiritual legacy that indeed will impact his children, the church, education and the political arenas.
Also from the Church Website in regards to the history of the congregation:
In December 1996, yet another young family man, Rev. Lennox D. Walker, was appointed pastor. He entitled his first sermon, “The Sky is the Limit: We Can Make It If We Try!” Under his leadership, the church experienced tremendous growth which led to a shortage of space for members and visitors—members frequently vacated their seats to make room for visitors!
As the sanctuary was located in a residential area, the rapid growth caused stress to the surrounding community, which resulted in frequent parking and noise complaints from neighbours. After much consideration, Rev. Walker and the council made the recommendation to relocate to a more accommodating space and, in 1999, the Erin Mills Church of God building was sold.
In February 1999, the congregation began worshipping at the Meadowvale Secondary School auditorium, which remained their sanctuary until April 2005. By now an ordained Bishop of the Church of God, Bishop Walker continued to edify the church, immersing them in biblical teachings and exhorting them to live out key Christian principles.
Not long after relocating to the school auditorium, the members purchased a 3.67 acre lot on Millcreek Drive in Mississauga and built a 1,500 seat sanctuary. On May 1, 2005, the congregation moved into their new church home, which was renamed Praise Cathedral Worship Centre. The church also established the motto: A Church Where Folks Love One Another.
In September 2008, the church opened a daycare on its premises. Today, Hearts in Bloom Academy (HBA) is a flourishing child care and early childhood education facility.
Under the continued leadership of Bishop Walker, Praise Cathedral Worship Centre remains the largest Church of God body in the Eastern Canada Region.