Our Founder

Ken Walker
December 24, 1944 – March 5, 2017

Ken Walker was the founding pastor of New Hope Community Church in St. Albert, Alberta, Canada. He and his wife Fay have been ministering to the Edmonton area since the late 1960’s. He began his walk with Jesus Christ while attending Burnaby South High School through the influence of his friend John Fluevog. He served on pastoral teams at: Sherwood Park Alliance Church, Central Baptist Church, Castledowns Community Church, and McKernan Christian Church. Ken was a public educator at Edmonton City Center Church Corporation, and has served on the board of The Rotary Club in St. Albert, Alberta. Ken was a member in good standing with the Congregational Christian Churches in Canada and served as Padre and as a Board member with the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 271. Additionally he was active with the St. Albert Chamber of Commerce. Pastor Walker’s ministerial services were frequently called upon by: The St. Albert Funeral Home & The St. Albert Chamber of Commerce. He ministered to the elderly by conducting chapel services at: Ironwood Estates & The Youville Home. Ken was an important part of the St. Albert community and will be missed.