Pastor Larry Walkemeyer

Dr. Larry Walkemeyer serves with his wife, Deb, as Strategic Catalyst for Multiplication for Free Methodist USA encouraging the multiplication of disciples, leaders and churches nationally. He is part of the Executive Leadership Team of the Free Methodist USA.

He is also Global Pastor for Light & Life Church, Long Beach, CA., a multiplying, multi-ethnic church he and Deb led for the past 30 years. During their tenure the church grew dynamically, and planted churches both nationally and globally.

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, from which Larry holds a Doctorate of Ministry, 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. They write and speak frequently on marriage, ministry, and leadership. They have two amazing adult daughters. Larry enjoys biking, working out, snow skiing, waterskiing, boating and traveling.