Craig Walker, Founder and President of Pass On Ministry, provides coaching and consulting for pastors, staff, and church leaders.
Craig came to faith in Christ at twenty-five while working for Rimmir Corporation, a division of General Motors in Matamoros, Mexico. He spent the first twenty-five years of his life chasing empty dreams; now he is using the rest of his life to help other find and follow Jesus Christ.
In 1981, when Craig trusted Christ he immediately began serving in his home church under the leadership and mentorship of Senior Pastor, Kenny Lewis.
After Craig was called into full-time Christian ministry he, Kenny Lewis, and Mike Jones planted Brownsville Community Fellowship Church in Brownsville, Texas. Since then, Craig has planted churches in Noblesville, IN and Celina, TX.
Craig has dedicated himself to learning to lead well. However, he experienced a crisis in ministry in 2010.
After planting Lifeway Church in Celina in 2008 and watching it grow to over 300 in average Sunday attendance in just three years, Craig saw it plateau and slowly begin to decline. The church barely resembled the once thriving church.
Wanting to quit and not believing a church could return to health and solid growth after such a fall, he prayed for God to let him leave. However, the thought came to Craig, “If God is God?”
That was it—“If God is God?”
Craig found the courage to hang on and do what he believed God asked him to do one day at a time.
By 2014 the church was turning around. Hope was being restored to the congregation. Once again, people were coming to faith in Christ and being baptized. New staff was added. The church had returned to health and solid growth.
Craig credits the turn around to his belief that God really is God and that he can do anything. He also credits coaching. During this crisis Craig was coached by Jim Johnson and Paul Basen, Co-lead Pastors of Preston Trail Community Church in Frisco, Texas, and Daniel Mueller of Solid Executive Coaching.
Debbie, Craig’s wife, has supported him in every aspect of his calling. In this new ministry Debbie plans to serve pastor’s wives, believing they are the most underappreciated and underserved group in all of ministry.
Craig and Debbie have six children, two daughters-in-law, two sons-in-law, eight grandchildren!
My Values & Beliefs
Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. (Matthew 6:33, NLT)
Go and make disciples… And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age. (Matthew 28:19-20, NLT)
Passionate about Results
Work brings profit, but mere talk leads to poverty! (Proverbs 14:23, NLT)
Open and Honest
Wounds from a sincere friend are better than many kisses from an enemy. (Proverbs 27:6, NLT)
Intelligent people are always ready to learn. Their ears are open for knowledge. (Proverbs 18:15, NLT)