Pastor James Walker grew up as the son of a Southern Baptist pastor. The church has always been an important and influential part of his life. He is happily married to Debbie Hilbish Walker, and together they have four adult children: Amy, Ian, Jamie, and Emma. He is a graduate of both Palm Beach Atlantic University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
He has served on staff at Northway Baptist Church in Dallas, TX and Shandon Baptist Church in Columbia, SC. He was the Senior Pastor of Azalea City Baptist in Valdosta, Ga, Biltmore Baptist Church in Asheville, NC, and First Baptist Church Alpharetta, GA before coming here. He has been Lead Pastor of Lake Hills since 2012.
Pastor James’ passion is the life, growth, and health of the local church. He believes that every local church should strive to have a significant impact for the Kingdom, beginning in the local community and reaching to the world.