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The Right Reverend John T. Walker

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• St. Philip’s Church, Harlem   

The Right Reverend John Thomas Walker, 1927-1989

During his lifetime, Bishop Walker was distinguished for his boundless support of social activism and his pursuit of interdenominational dialogue. His ministerial career began with a temporary position at St. Mary’s Church in Detroit and ended as the nation’s second African American diocesan bishop for the Diocese of Washington.    He is one of the 5 signers of the original incorporation papers for the Union of Black Clergy and Laity which changed its name to Union of Black Episcopalians.  The national organization was founded in St. Philip’s Church in Harlem February 8, 1968

[Published Winter 2020]


The Right Reverend John T. Walker