Kristian & Shannon Walker have been involved in full-time worship, evangelistic and church ministry since 1992. In 1996 they launched a full-time traveling worship ministry with the vision of seeing people refreshed, renewed and drawn closer to the Lord through anointed ministry in music. In 2011 they transitioned from their traveling worship ministry to partner with Christian Life Assembly in Camp Hill, PA (their home church) in worship ministry, with Kristian filling the role of Worship Arts Pastor. Kristian and Shannon have a real heart for investing in the next generation and have been strongly involved in building the youth fine arts program at their church and helping coach many of the music teams in preparation for the Assemblies of God Fine Arts Festival program. Their daughters, Aria and Elise, are also an integral part of the worship and media teams for the student ministries.
Kristian is also the Worship and Music Liaison for the Pennsylvania-Delaware District of the Assemblies of God, providing encouragement and support to the pastors and worship leaders of the 390 churches in that region and coordinating worship for all district events throughout the year. He holds regular training and roundtable retreats for worship leaders and helps foster connectivity among the worship pastors of the district.
Throughout their lives the Walkers have had first-hand experience seeing music used to break down walls, soften hearts, and to usher in the presence of God. They always strive to utilize a balance of ministry through worship and ministry from the Word to create an atmosphere where these things can take place. Up to this point in their ministry, the Walkers have ministered in 44 of the United States, and have had the opportunity to do short-term missionary evangelism in 30 different countries throughout Europe, Russia, Latin America, the Caribbean and the Middle East.
Kristian and Shannon both grew up in ministers homes, and are blessed with quite a heritage of 27 ministers throughout their respective family trees combined. Kristian’s parents were in pastoral ministry for over 50 years, and his 2 older brothers are involved in ministry as well. Shannon’s father, Duane Nicholson, has ministered with a gospel singing group, The Couriers, for 58 years.
The Walkers both earned degrees in music at Central Bible College in Springfield, Missouri, where Kristian also received his degree in Bible. They were a part of the Revivaltime Choir and Frontline, which toured throughout the U.S. and provided music for the international radio broadcast of the Assemblies of God. Kristian, an ordained minister, traveled alongside his father-in-law in The Couriers for a period of time, and has also served as a healthcare Chaplain.
Kristian and Shannon have recorded 10 CDs, including a devotional worship series comprised of “Simply Worship”, “Simply Seeking” and “Simply Exalting”. Kristian recently produced his second ‘live’ worship recording entitled, “Surrender LIVE”. The Walkers teach seminars on worship, have been the guest speakers for both worship and marriage retreats and have had many opportunities to share their music ministry on television as well. They enjoy any opportunity to provide support and encouragement to church musicians, worship leaders and pastors.
Kristian and Shannon have a heart for leading people in worship with sincerity and passion. Their goal is to lead, teach and train in a way that leaves people remembering what they experienced in god’s presence more than who led them there.