In 1973, a Baptist Bible College graduate asked a friend and classmate from that Springfield, Mo., school to help him start a church in Milton.
“We didn’t have a job, we didn’t have an income, we didn’t have a place to live, and we didn’t have a problem,” Jerry Walker, founding pastor of what now is known as West Florida Baptist Church, told guests celebrating the 50th anniversary of the church at a special service July 8. “We had a commission to save souls, and that was all we needed.”
Alana Stewart Brown, daughter of former West Florida Baptist Church Pastor Alan Stewart and wife of current pastor Mike Brown, interviews her childhood friends Mark, Clint and Clay Walker, the sons of founding paster Jerry Walker.
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