Pastor Larry Walkemeyer

Larry Walkemeyer has served as Lead Pastor since 1991. Starting in 1991 with a handful of committed “white folks”, the church has grown into a large multi-ethnic church. A priority on local and global church planting has led to the start/rebirth of 25 churches nationally and dozens in Ethiopia, Philippines and Indonesia.
As Director of Equipping and Spiritual Engagement for Exponential (the world’s largest church planting resource group), Larry seeks to influence the church of Jesus toward multiplication. Holding a doctorate in church leadership and as the author/co-author of ten books, Larry speaks and consults frequently across the USA. 
Azusa Pacific University has recognized Larry with the Centennial Award, naming him one of the most influential graduates in its history. Larry serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees for Azusa Pacific University. 
Larry and Dr. Deb Walkemeyer have been married since 1978 and they write and speak frequently on marriage. They have two amazing adult daughters. Larry enjoys snow skiing, waterskiing, biking, mission trips and long walks on the beach.