Dr. Walker Marsh is a third generation native of Walker, LA – where he lived until he married Joan Covington (also from Walker, LA) in December of 1976. Walker and Joan have been happily married ever since and have been blessed with three, now grown, children.
Walker was saved at the age of six when he made a profession of faith at Walker Baptist Church, under the ministry of Rev. Herman Wilkinson. He continued growing and maturing in his faith at Walker Baptist, and it was there he first felt the Lord calling him to service. Throughout his high school (Walker High, graduating 1972) and college (Louisiana State University, majoring in Sociology), he served in a jail ministry at the Livingston Parish Jail and in music ministries with many of the area churches and mission trips. He joined Judson Baptist Church in 1974 – it was there the Lord called him into pastoral ministry and he remained there until graduating from seminary in 1979.
He spent the next few years serving in Alabama and South Carolina, before being called into the Navy Chaplaincy in 1984. He spent the following 23 years serving with the Navy and Marine Corps. After his retirement from military service, Walker and his family settled in Slidell in 2004 and he established a Christian counseling ministry. He also spent time serving with the Department of Veteran Affairs in a counseling ministry to those affected by various combat related trauma. He retired from the VA in 2013 and joined the GMBC staff as our Director of Counseling.