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Clergyman

Charles Thomas Walker, American clergyman.

Background

Walker, Charles Thomas was born on February 5, 1858 in Hephzibah, Georgia, United States. Son of Thomas and Hannah Walker. Father died before son was born, and mother died when he was 8.

Education

Educated Augusta (Georgia) Institute (colored), later Atlanta Baptist College, now Morehouse College. (Doctor of Divinity, State University of Kentucky, 1891.

D D., Atlanta Baptist College, 1903. Doctor of Laws, Lynchburg [Virginia] U. and Theological Seminary).

Career

Entered ministry Missionary Baptist Church at 18. Pastor in Georgia until 1899. Pastor Mount Olivet Church, New York City, 1899-1903.

Founder Colored Young Men’s Christian Association, New York City. Founder, 1886, and from then pastor Baptist Institutional Church, Augusta (largest Negro church in the United States, built at cost of $100,000). Delaware World Baptist Alliance, London, England., 1905, later delegate same, at Philadelphia.

Moderator Walker Baptist Association 17 years. Vice president National Baptist Convention, United States of America. Vice president-at-large Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia.

Etc. Chaplain, rank of captain, 9th Immune Regiment, Spanish-American War, 1898. Served at Santiago, Cuba.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: The Colored Man Abroad, or What I Saw in Europe and the Holy Land. Speaker at mass meeting of 12,000 people, at Chicago, February 1918, on “The Nation’s Call to Service and the Black Man’s Answer”. Addressed 8,000 delegates of Walker Baptist Association, at the Armory, Newark, New Jersey, September 14, 1919. on “The Duty of the Negro During the Reconstruction Period”.

Membership

Mason, Odd.

Connections

Married Violet Franklin, June 28, 1879.

father:
Thomas Walker

mother:
Hannah Walker

spouse:
Violet Franklin