Calling to Community Empowerment

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ANTIOCH, TN— Mt. Zion’s Bishop Joseph Walker III has led his congregation to the service of Nashville and beyond, guided by a deep passion to restore and unite the ever-changing community.

He’s led the historic church for nearly three decades, he said, growing its membership from 175 to over 30,000 people. “Thirty-two years I’ve been in ministry,” he said of his calling to preach. “Isn’t that something? I started when I was two. Just kidding,” he joked.

It may sound like an anomalous achievement but an open mind, empathetic drive and a keen eye for opportunity and needs has br...