Missionary Profile: Johnny Walker

Because February is the month for the America for Christ Offering, this month we feature Johnny Walker, Executive Director of Kodiak Baptist Mission (KBM), in Kodiak, Alaska.

Johnny reinvigorated and expanded Heritage Farms, the organization’s equestrian program for children.  All of their horses are all friendly and safe for kids.  However, as they teach children to care for horses, they also teach them to be safe around such large beasts.

Kodiak Baptist Mission was established in 1893.  In addition to Heritage Farms, KBM’s other programs include summer day camp, Sonshine Preschool, after-school program, food bank, and pastoral retreat center.

At summer camp, children in grades 1 through 8 are provided a safe, friendly, Christ-centered environment in which to use their imaginations to discover hidden talents and abilities, experience new adventures, and learn about the wonderful world around them.  Activities range from kayaking, pottery, fishing, and gymnastics, to name a few.

Kodiak Baptist Mission is committed to providing the utmost care to developing minds through preschool programs.  Sonshine Preschool cares for children aged 3+ in a safe and intentionally-structured setting.  Children learn social skills by playing together and caring for others; pre-academic skills (math, writing, letter names and sounds); music and art; and, most importantly, they learn about Jesus’ love for them.

Johnny hails from West Virginia, where he was middle-weight state wrestling champion in 1979.  He graduated from West Virginia Institute of Technology in 1982 and married his high school sweetheart, Robin, in that same year.  Robin is a full-time volunteer with KBM’s various children’s programs.  Johnny and Robin are parents to Johnny III, a medical doctor; and Jenna, a nurse practitioner.

Please pray for Johnny and Robin and their work at Kodiak Baptist Mission.  Thank you!

Learn more about Kodiak Baptist Mission by visiting this website:  www.kodiakbaptistmission.org.