the Walker Baptist College and treasurer of the Ameri¬
can National Baptist Convention, and Business Manager of
The Weekly Sentinel.
The honorary degree of " Doctor of Divinity" was con¬
ferred upon him in 1890 by the State University of Ken¬
„ During the summer of 1891, Dr. Walker in company with
the Rev. B. R. Carter of Atlanta, Ga. took an extensive
trip through Europe and the Holy land and besides stay¬
ing for awhile in England and on the Continent and in
Aeia, he took a peep over in to Africa. On his return he
lectured throughout the South and in Boston and New
York and every where with profit and success. Many of
the leading newspapers throughout country spoke in terms
of praise and admiration of the wonderful preacher and
The Rev Dr Walker is only 34 years old—quite young
indeed to have accomplished so much for the advance¬
ment of Christ's Kingdom
When Rev. Mr. Walker was leaving Hephzibah, in 1880, for La -
Grange, one of his white friends, Coi A. C. Walker, gave him a let¬
ter of recommendation which speaks for itself. Here is what the letter
"The bearer, Rev. C T. Walker, is the fourth in desent from a
family of Negroes brought from Virginia toBurke county by my grand
father in 1713- As slaves they were noted for their admirable qualities
and as freemen have sustained their reputation.
Charles, by his energy, has obtained an excellent education and
for two years has been licensed teacher of one our public schools. His
character is irreproachable' in all respects and by none is he esteemed
more than by the more intelligent white citizens among whom he
lives. It gives me great pleasure to testify to his worth and I most re¬
spectfully ask for him the generous consideration of the new people,
with whom he is about to cast his lot. We sincerely regret his de¬
parture from among ue, as he was exercising a most happy influence
with his own race here"
Rev. Walker came to Augusta in 1883. In 1885, upon the comple¬
tion of Tabernacle church, and on the day of its dedication all the
papers of Augusta spoke in highest praise of the work accomplished
and invariably referred to the edifice as an everlasting monument to
the perseverance and energy of the pastor, Rev C. T. Walker.
Rev. Walker spent the fall of 1886 in the North, soliciting funds
to complete the payment of his church propertv. His church had by
their own efforts paid $10,000 of the $12,000, which the lot and edifice
cost. He carried many letters of recommendation from leading men
of the South.
Dr. Love, of Savannah, pastor of the largest Baptist church in the
world, wrote: "Rev. Charles T. Walker is one of the leading men of
Georgia and is alright."
Prof Wm. E Holmes of the Atlanta Baptist ^Seminary, wrote: "I
cheerfully recommend Rev Mr Walker and his cause to 't*"» ",,H:"