Kevin Walden

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Associate General Secretary for Congregational and Pastoral Effectiveness Rev. Dr. Kevin A. Walden served local churches effectively for over 30 years. As a local pastor he worked to equip people to share their faith and to use their gifts and serve their communities. Those experiences led him to serve pastors on the regional level as Regional Pastor with Pastoral Leaders in the American Baptist Churches of Pennsylvania and Delaware region, developing educational opportunities, leadership learning communities and other ministries which fostered personal and professional growth.Walden is passionate about Transformational Spiritual Leadership, a style of leadership which aims to assist pastors and congregational leaders work together as they discern God’s will for their unique church in their community.Walden is a discipleship product of First Baptist Church of Omaha, Nebraska; and a graduate of two American Baptist schools, Ottawa University (BA) and Central Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.). He also completed work at Fuller Theological Seminary (D.Min.).

Walden is married to Melody Walden, who serves as pastor of an American Baptist congregation. In addition to being active together in ministry on both local and regional levels, Walden’s extended family has served the Lord in the American Baptist Churches for generations as pastors and missionaries.

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Join us in Prayer – View a Recording of the August 5 Call to Prayer

This American Baptist Churches USA Call to Prayer was recorded during an open event held on Wednesday, August 5. You may view the recording below. We invite you to share in churches, on social media and elsewhere as you are led. Join us in prayer. The Call to Prayer, co-hosted by ABCUSA President Karen Podsiadly […]

Golden Rule 2020: A Call for Dignity and Respect

As we get closer to our national election and as many Americans have concern that the days ahead will be filled with hostility and hatred which will further divide our country, we encourage you to visit our page for Golden Rule 2020. The initiative, which began a few months ago, encourages people to apply Christian […]

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Join us for a Call to Prayer Event on Wednesday, August 5

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/3/20)—American Baptists and friends are invited to join American Baptist Churches USA for a Call to Prayer event on Wednesday, August 5 at 2:00pm EDT. Register for the Call to Prayer event here – all are welcome to attend. The Call to Prayer will be co-hosted by ABCUSA President Karen Podsiadly […]

Oklahoma Couple Endorsed as Global Servants to Serve in Thailand

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/7/20)—Eric and Yuree Lembke have been endorsed by International Ministries (IM) to begin the process of raising support to serve as global servants to Thailand. Yuree, a member of the Karen ethnic group, was born in Myanmar, and at the age of three, her family fled persecution by crossing into Thailand. […]

We need to hear from you! 2021 Biennial Mission Summit Survey

Please submit your responses below. 1. Given the present circumstances, how do you feel about attending the 2021 Biennial Mission Summit?*Select onea. I would attend with no concerns.b. I would attend if all of the proper health safeguards were put into place.c. I would not attend until there was a dramatic change in the current [...]

American Baptist Churches USA Remembers Rep. John Lewis

American Baptist Churches USA remembers Rep. John Lewis, civil rights leader and U.S. representative for Georgia’s 5th congressional district. Lewis, an American Baptist, received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and was a pioneer in the Civil Rights Movement struggle for racial equality. He was one of the leaders of the Freedom March on Washington in […]

Call to Prayer Event Planned, Task Force Focused on Anti-Racism to Meet

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/16/20)—The American Baptist Churches USA Board of General Ministries Executive Committee voted at its June 2020 meeting to reconstitute the task force on race and racial violence. The new task force will have an “anti-racism” focus. ABCUSA President Karen Podsiadly recently shared the following definition of anti-racism, “Anti-racism is the active […]

ABCUSA Announces Search for Associate General Secretary for Mission Resource Development

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/15/20)—The ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary announces a search for a new Associate General Secretary for Mission Resource Development. The person in this position is responsible for overseeing the fund development activities associated with the ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary. Major responsibilities involve promoting United Mission, working with potential […]

A Generosity Project Reflection: Stewardship of the Pandemic

The Generosity Project is a collaborative effort between ABCUSA, regions, and local congregations.  The Generosity Project aims to help pastors re-frame the conversation around stewardship and generosity in their congregations. Bi-monthly blogs help support new growth and understanding as we deepen our ministry and discipleship. The reflection below was provided by Rev. Stacy Emerson. In […]