Reverends Sam J. and Angelia D. Walker both ordained Itinerant Elders in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, were called by God to lead the establishment of this body of believers. Being assured of their call of God and the significant ministries this church would offer the community, they and the people of God vowed to start the church in Birmingham, Alabama
Sam J. Walker, D. STh, is the senior pastor of Ebenezer Victory Empowerment Church, in Birmingham, Alabama. He was ordained an Itinerant Elder in the AME church in 1973 and has progressively served as senior pastor at several AME churches in the South, East and North Alabama conferences of the 9th Episcopal District comprising the state of Alabama.
He is a trained seminarian having attended Daniel Payne College, Bethany Seminary, and Chandler Theological Seminary -Emory University. Not only is he a scholar of God’s Word, he has a sensitive ear to His voice. He is equipped and ready to empower the saints of God through anointed teaching and powerful, insightful messages. He taught at the Nichols-Grady-Thomas School of Religion and served as a member of its Board of Directors.
He is a compassionate leader who has trained over twenty ministers who accepted a call to ministry under his pastoral leadership. He has a deep passion for the salvation and development of young people. As such, he volunteers as an at-risk youth councilor, works with the Madison City Board of Education In-school Suspension class Liberty Middle School and instituted a Christian “Rite-of-Passage” program for young males ages12 to 15.
He is married to Reverend Angelia D. Walker and has one daughter, Kristen S.W. Glover.
Angelia D. Walker
“A worshipper, who serves the Lord with gladness”
Sam J. Walker
"A man of God, who is sold out for the Kingdom of God"
Reverend Angelia D. Walker is an ordained Elder, co-founder and co-pastor of Ebenezer Victory Empowerment Church, Birmingham, AL. She is an anointed, passionate and committed minister who shares the gospel energetically and offers hope to those with whom she shares.
Reverend Walker is a student of the Word and an anointed teacher who possess the ability to articulate scriptural concepts with understanding. As an advocate of Christian Education, she has established several community based ministries that promote the spreading of the gospel through the teaching ministry. Under her leadership, community bible studies were conducted in Hobe Sound Florida, Port Selerno, Florida and Scottsboro, Alabama. In 2003, she founded a nondenominational faith based ministry, STARS- Sister Teaching and Reconciling Sisters that promotes spiritual growth and wholeness for women.
She is a sought after presenter at workshops, women conferences, retreats, revivals and worship services. She has served as acting pastor of several churches in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, in addition to serving at several AME Churches assisting her husband.
She graduated from Tuskegee University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Harvard Business School Executive Education Program for Management Development. She attended Columbia Theological Seminary, Atlanta, Georgia. She is employed with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration/ Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL.
Among her other honors and affiliations are: National Registry of Outstanding Young Women of America; Iota Phi Lambda Sorority 2004 Woman of Distinction; AT&T African American History Honoree, and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
She resides in Madison, Alabama with her husband, Dr. Sam J. Walker and they have one daughter, Kristen S.W. Glover.