(Simply complex from the Pastor's Desk)
Based on current events a man was found guilty of culpable homicide. Culpable homicide has been defined simply as "the unlawful negligent killing of a human being". I have asked many people if they believe that those that cried out for the crucifixion of Jesus Christ committed “culpable homicide” or was it simply murder. Everyone agreed that it was murder…some even said in the first degree. However, I contend that it was in fact culpable homicide based on the words of Jesus Christ…”Father, forgive them for they know not what they do”. The victim clearly came to the defense of the guilty…He became the expert witness for the accused. Jesus Christ even in His suffering came to the defense of a people who had just ridiculed and mocked Him…even while He was in the process of redeeming their souls. Had He not done this we would not have been restored back in right standing with God.
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Pastor Dwain Walker
Pastor Dwain Walker has lead Greater St. John Missionary Baptist church in strength and truth for the past 11 years. He accepted his call to the ministry in 1991, and was later licensed and ordained in February of 1994. He believes that there is a need for stability and integrity from church leadership in order to create an environment that opens an invitation for the community to come and worship and he has facilitated that environment for his church family.
Pastor Walker believes spiritual commitment and personal involvement is the key to ending the revolving doors in our faith-based communities. He has fully committed his heart and life to Jesus, compelling others to do the same. He encourages believers to never settle, to acquire the necessary skills to promote spiritual growth, to develop the right attitude which facilitates godly wisdom, and to take their prayer, faith, giving, worship, service, and praise to the next level.
Although many believe that building a new edifice is necessary for a church’s growth and development, Greater St. John is focusing on “spiritually building the church body” because the members want to be all they can be and grow spiritually.
Pastor Walker has the experience and ability to communicate with people from all walks of life. He uses his life experiences to allow him to minister to all who will hear the Word of God. He believes we have to be able to reach the people within the community and share with them the knowledge that we have about God. The church has plans to create many more service-type programs to continue to meet the needs of the community.
He is currently employed by the Harris County Flood Control District where he has been a committed and outstanding employee for 15 years. He has been married to First Lady Mardara Walker for 11 wonderful years. Together they have 5 children and 8 grandchildren.
The Church Where Love Rains strives to fulfill its biblically defined mandate of the Great Commandment of our Lord according to Matthew 22:37, 39 which states: "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind" and "You shall love your neighbor as yourself."
First Lady Mardara Walker
First Lady Mardara Walker is spiritually gifted in leading women to the heart of God by developing and nurturing dynamic women's ministries at Greater St. John Missionary Baptist Church. Through much prayer, thought, and time Mardara has birthed the DIVA Ministry.
Her unique perspective on ministering to women to assist with the difficult issues women encounter while growing in God has facilitated the development of the Divinely Inspired Victoriously Anointed Ministry. The DIVA Ministry was created to give young women a place to come to talk about their issues. The church has many “spiritually led women” who are available to be a sounding board for the younger women and give biblically based advice and instruction. An anointed woman of God, Mardara is committed to building a vibrant, God-honoring ministry alongside her husband.