Rev. Dr. Dwayne Anthony Walker was born in Rock Hill, South Carolina. He moved later with his family to Chicago, Illinois, where he received his early education in the Chicago Public Schools. He is a graduate of Livingstone College, Salisbury, North Carolina where he received the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science. After accepting the call to preach, he enrolled at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. While a student, he served as Assistant Pastor for Youth and Young Adult Ministry at John Wesley A.M.E. Zion Church in Washington, D.C. He received the Master of Divinity Degree in 1989 and in June that year, he was appointed Pastor of Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church in Detroit, Michigan.
In November of 1994, Dr. Walker was appointed to serve as Pastor of Jones Tabernacle A.M.E. Zion Church, Indianapolis, Indiana. In addition to serving as Pastor of Jones Tabernacle, Dr. Walker served as Administrator of Kuumba Horizons Child Development Center. He was also a member of the board of Celebration of Hope, member of the board of Volunteers of America and a member of the Advisory Board of United Negro College Fund. In May 2004, Dr. Walker received the Doctor of Ministry degree from Wesley Theological
Seminary, Washington, D.C. In September 2005, Bishop George W.C. Walker, Sr., Piedmont Episcopal District, appointed him as pastor of Little Rock A.M.E. Zion Church, Charlotte, North Carolina.
Dr. Walker currently serves as a member of The Board of Trustees of Livingstone College, The Board of Dorothy Walls Conference and Retreat Center, member of The Black Political Caucus, The NAACP, and Chairman of the Little Rock Community Development Corporation, former member of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Planning Commission and the Community Relations Committee.
Dr. Walker is the son of Retired Bishop and Mrs. George W.C. Walker, Sr. He was married to the late Geneva T. Moore Walker, who God welcomed home in July 2012. He is the proud father of four beautiful daughters: DeAndra, Dana, Daivene and Deborah. Dr. Walker has one grandson Dylan Amir, and one granddaughter, Meliya Geneva.