Mel Walker is the president and co-founder of Vision For Youth, Inc., an international network for youth ministry. Mel is a frequent speaker (both nationally and internationally) at youth, church leadership, family life, and parenting conferences. He speaks to thousands of students, church leaders, and youth workers each year and has organized and led several regional, statewide, and national youth and youth ministry conferences and events. Mel is a graduate of Clarks Summit University (then Baptist Bible College & Seminary), AA & BRE, MMin, and has done graduate work at Iowa State University and Faith Baptist Theological Seminary.
Mel & his wife, Peggy, are the parents of 3 grown children, and now have 8 grandchildren. Mel & Peggy are active in Heritage Baptist Church in Clarks Summit, PA, where they co-lead the college-age young adult ministry. Mel is also a part-time youth pastor at Wyoming Valley Church in Wilkes-Barre, PA.
After serving as a youth pastor in Michigan for several years, Mel then taught youth and family ministry courses and served in various administrative roles at Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny, Iowa, and then at Baptist Bible College & Seminary in Clarks Summit, PA. He also ministered for several years as the director of student ministries at a denominational publishing company, where he led in their complete revision of the youth ministry curriculum. He is the author of eight other books, including Inter-Generational Youth Ministry: Why a Balanced View of Connecting the Generations is Essential for the Church, which was also published by Overboard Ministries and Vision For Youth Publishing.
Mel is available for speaking in churches, seminars, and conferences, and he consults with churches around the country on how they can effectively reach and impact emerging generations. He can be reached via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.