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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ABHMS Promotes Valued Strategist to National Coordinator Role

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/20/23)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is pleased to announce that the Rev. Abigail Medina Betancourt, a member of the Intercultural Ministries team, has been promoted to National Coordinator of Intercultural Engagement. Her new role includes an expanded portfolio of responsibilities focused on supporting ministries in multicultural and intercultural contexts and […]

ABHMS Fills Key Positions on Leadership Empowerment Team

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/20/23)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is pleased to announce that Alexzandria Sanchez was hired as National Coordinator for Scholarships and Emerging Leaders after an exhaustive national search. She previously served as a digital content coordinator for ABHMS. In her new role, Sanchez will manage ABHMS’ comprehensive scholarship and continuing education […]

Legacy Sunday is February 19, 2023

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/20/23)—On Legacy Sunday, you can plan a service on generosity, as well as provide informational resources to your potential donors about how they can use planned giving with the help of the American Baptist Foundation to empower your ministry and mission. Planning a Legacy Sunday Planning a Legacy Sunday involves several […]

ABHMS Calls for Edwin T. Dahlberg Peace Award Nominations

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/18/23)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) seeks nominations for the Edwin T. Dahlberg Peace Award to be announced at the 2023 American Baptist Churches Biennial Mission Summit to be held June 23-25 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Edwin T. Dahlberg Peace Award is given to an individual or church for […]

General Secretary Search Nominations and Applications Invited Through February 24

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/17/23)—Information about the American Baptist Churches USA General Secretary Search is now available on the American Baptist Churches USA website. Please visit the General Secretary Search page for more information about American Baptist Churches USA and the General Secretary Search Process, to view a position profile, and to learn more about […]

ABHMS Calls National Coordinator for Latino Ministries

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABSN 01/16/2023)— American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) has called the Reverend Abner Cotto-Bonilla to serve as National Coordinator for Latino Ministries, effective January 2023. In this key position, he will focus on cultivating and nurturing relationships with and among Latino and Latina-identifying individuals in the United States and Puerto Rico. Dr. […]

ABHMS Calls National Coordinator for Asian Ministries

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABSN 01/16/2023)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) has called the Reverend Michele Turek to serve as National Coordinator for Asian Ministries, effective January 2023. In this vital role, she will connect partners and cultivate leaders within the Asian community, with a focus on building relationships, sharing resources, and coordinating training, organizational and […]

Special Prayer Service in Observance of the Two-Year Anniversary of Military Coup in Burma

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/12/23)—American Baptist Churches USA and the American Baptist Churches Burma Refugee Commission are issuing a Call to Prayer for Burma (Myanmar) for a special prayer service at 8:30PM ET on Tuesday, January 31. (The service will be live in Burma at 8:00 AM local time, and live in Thailand at 8:30 […]

“Looking Back and Giving Thanks” – Personal Memories of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Dr. Albert Paul Brinson

“Looking Back and Giving Thanks” – Personal Memories of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was shared by Dr. Albert Paul Brinson, retired associate general secretary, American Baptist Churches USA in January 2023. Brinson was the 2021 recipient of the Cora and John Sparrowk President’s Award. Learn more here. My first memories of Martin Luther King, […]

General Secretary Search Committee Announces Update on Search Process

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/10/23)—After a year of research and extensive analysis of survey results, in-person meetings, and focus groups the General Secretary Search Committee is pleased to announce that the Position Description for a new General Secretary of American Baptist Churches USA will be available on the ABCUSA website beginning January 17, 2023. The […]