East Walker Church of Christ in Sumiton, Alabama serves the communities of eastern Walker County. The mission of East Walker is "To be the church that Christ envisioned by upholding His will presented in the New Testament. We try to capture the spirit of evangelism, benevolence, and love and unity. We strive to reproduce the plan of salvation, the organizational structure, and the pattern of worship." The East Walker family is a church where all are welcomed by hugs, hand shakes and smiling faces. There are benevolence and service programs for adults, ladies class on Wednesday night as well as various activities for children of all ages.
"Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you." - Hebrews 13:17
Favorite Hymn: Blessed Assurance
Favorite Bible Verse: Joshua 24:15
Maury became a christian when he was 13 years old. He likes to golf, fish, hunt and work in the yard/garden.
Favorite Hymn: Amazing Grace/Lead Me to Some Soul Today
Favorite Bible Verse: John 3:16
Earl enjoys helping others, and helping to lead people to Christ. He became a Christian at 22 years of age.
Favorite Hymn: It is Well with My Soul
Favorite Bible Verse: I John 1:7
Gerald was baptized at the age of 25. He likes to camp, cattle farm and being involved with the church of Christ.
Favorite Hymn: Sing to Me of Heaven
Favorite Bible Verse: Phillipians 4:13
When Oneal is not spending time with his grandkids he enjoys yard work. Oneal became a Christian when he was 9 years and 8 months old.
"I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship."
- Romans 12:1
Has been the minister for East Walker for 25 years. He is married to Deborah Bennett and they have four children and one grandchild. Barry also teaches Biblical Studies at Faulkner University campus in Birmingham. He coordinates the Lads to Leaders program at East Walker. He is always willing to help others and enjoys spending time at the lake.
Started working with the youth group at East Walker in 2013. He also serves as a deacon of the church. Mike is married to Jennifer Peppers Jones and has two sons. In his spare time, Mike enjoys hunting and spending time at his sons' football games. Go Vikings!
The congregation meets monthly nine months of the year to fellowship and write love notes to those in spiritual and physical need. Wednesday in the summer are Summer Series with guest speakers and the ladies have a retreat each year. Christmas is the time of year for caroling as a congregation. The youth group frequently has devotionals and competes monthly in Bible knowledge competition against other congregations in Walker County. Annually they attend camp and participate in Extreme, a weekend outdoor team building experience.
Every week after evening service the youth of the church gather to study and grow in their spiritual walk through the Lads to Leaders/Leaderettes program. The 5th grade and under have a group that visits nursing homes and makes care packages for the elderly as well as sponsors a Valentines luncheon for the widows and widowers. Easter brings the annual egg hunt.
There are endless opportunities to grow in the Lord with the East Walker Church of Christ. Please come and grow with us!
There is something for everyone. East Walker has programs that will help you increase your faith and your works.
As a family we grow together both spiritually and physically, positively impacting the lives of those around us. We strive to always show God through our actions. We welcome the opportunity for you to join us.
Amy and Abbey....
Amy helps Abbey take food to the widows. Doesn't that food look good!
Boys having fun too.
Desert and games are always a good combination for a fun time.
Easter Egg Hunt
Addie finds one of her first eggs... Look Addie there is one behind you!
Coooooooooookies! Who is that under those big eyes? Barry do you know who that is?
Young girls prepare drinks
What beautiful girls giving a helping hand.
The complete group minus the ladies that helped prepare the food.
Micah why do you look so happy? You just wiped the floor with the competition.
Ladies preparing the food
Ladies at the church enjoying fellowship as they prepare food for the widows.
Hard at work writing those letters...
Wow! That is tough work. My hand is hurting just watching you write those letters. Keep up the good work!
Three of our ladies sweep the top 3. Way to go Ladies!
Group at L2L
What a great group of kids! You make East Walker Church of Christ very happy. We are proud of you.
We take egg hunting seriously!
Run Forest! Run! I think you missed one out there by the bee hives.
Trunk or Treat
Watch out Wilson! I see someone's eyes around the corner.
Fellowship right before the storm. Getting their energy up to write all those letters.
Back at the Church....
After the Lads to Leaders competition we all come back and have a L2L celebration. Congratulations guys!
We are very glad that you chose to visit with us today. It is our goal to make everyone feel welcome. Though we are not perfect, we are saved by God's grace and continually working to be more like Christ.
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