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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A Christmas Message from ABCUSA General Secretary C. Jeff Woods

Read a Christmas message from ABCUSA General Secretary Dr. C. Jeff Woods, below: I have always loved Christmas. I enjoy the lights, the food, the gatherings, the music, and especially the season of Advent. As a local church pastor, I relished the opportunity to shepherd a group of people toward the celebration of the birth […]

ABHMS Thanks its Donors at Inaugural Donor Appreciation Gala

VALLEY FORGE, PA (11/29/23)—American Baptist Home Missions Societies is able to realize its missional priorities thanks to the donors who make its many programs, scholarships, and grants possible. In order to celebrate and cherish them, ABHMS hosted the Inaugural Donor Appreciation Gala at its Leadership and Mission Building in late September of 2023. The event […]

American Baptist Leaders Release Storybook Video for 2023 Christmas Season

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/29/23)—American Baptist Churches USA is pleased to offer a new children’s storybook video to the American Baptist family based upon the book, “I am God’s Dream” by Matthew Paul Turner. Members of the National Executive Council provided the narration for the story and director Jeremy Fackenthal produced the video. “I am […]

ABHMS Board of Directors Congratulates Rev. Dr. Gina Jacobs-Strain on Call to Become New ABCUSA General Secretary

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/22/23)—The Board of Directors of American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) extends its heartfelt congratulations to Rev. Dr. Gina Jacobs-Strain who has been announced as the new General Secretary of ABCUSA! Dr. Jacobs-Strain currently serves as executive director for American Baptist Women’s Ministries and is a member of the National Executive […]

Cleveland Baptist Association Calls the Rev. Dr. TaNikka Sheppard as Regional Executive Minister

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/22/23)—On November 13, 2023, the Board of Trustees of the Cleveland Baptist Association enthusiastically and unanimously called the Rev. Dr. TaNikka Sheppard as its new regional executive minister. She will begin on January 5, 2024. Board president Rev. Dr. James P. Quincy, III said, “Rev. Dr. Sheppard brings a unique mix […]

ABHMS Calls New Director of Communications and Marketing

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/21/23)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is pleased to announce that Curtis Ramsey-Lucas has answered the call to become the new director of the Communications and Marketing unit at ABHMS. A long-term ABHMS employee, Ramsey-Lucas has served 20 years as the editor of “The Christian Citizen,” an award-winning digital and print […]

Burma Advocacy Group Members Visit Malaysia, Thailand

FREEHOLD, NJ (ABNS 11/21/23)—The Burma Advocacy Group, which is comprised of 25 civil society and religious organizations, visited Malaysia from September 28-30 and Thailand from October 1-6, 2023. The objective of the visits, led by Rev. Dr. Roy Medley, Convener of the Burma Advocacy Group (BAG), was to assess the situation of refugees from Burma […]

A Thanksgiving Message from General Secretary Dr. C. Jeff Woods

Psalm 103:1-5 Bless the LORD, O my soul,    and all that is within me,    bless his holy name. 2 Bless the LORD, O my soul,    and do not forget all his benefits— 3 who forgives all your iniquity,    who heals all your diseases, 4 who redeems your life from the Pit,    who crowns you with […]

American Baptist Churches Board of General Ministries Meets November 3-5, 2023

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/16/23)—The Board of General Ministries met at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in King of Prussia, Pa., beginning on Friday, November 3 with an Appreciation Celebration service for ABCUSA General Secretary Rev. Dr. C. Jeff Woods. At the service, family, friends, staff and persons who have worked with Woods recognized his leadership […]

ABCUSA Announces “Least of These” Grant for Giving Tuesday 2023

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/15/23)—American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) is excited to announce an inspiring initiative for Giving Tuesday 2023 that empowers churches to make a meaningful impact in their communities. The “Least of These” Grant, aimed at providing support to the most vulnerable in our neighborhoods, is set to be a game-changer. Read the […]