A brief biography of Walter Boston, Jr.
Walter Boston, Jr., is a native of Rocky Mount, North Carolina, where he was born and raised. He and his wife Lisa share the joy of one son, Walter, III and a daughter, Charity Ashley. He was also blessed to rear a cherished given son, Steven L. Freeman. The Boston’s reside in Charlotte, North Carolina.
He received Jesus Christ as personal Savior and Lord at the age of fourteen and in that same year acknowledged his call into Christian ministry. While practicing ministry he enrolled in to The Rocky Mount School of the Bible earning an associates certificate in theology and biblical leadership. In August of 1980 he was licensed as a minister of the gospel. In 1981 at the age of seventeen, he was catechized, ordained and installed into his first senior pastorate at a First Baptist Church in rural North Carolina. He also served as senior founding pastor of City of Praise, Inc. for twenty four years.
In 1991, he earned a Bachelor of Theology, in 1993 a Masters of Divinity: both from Union Christian Bible Institute, Durham, North Carolina and in 2005 a Doctor of Divinity from School of Bible Theology and University, San Jacinto, California. He also holds a certification in family counseling.
As a Christian academic, he has taught as adjunct and resident professor and guest lecturer at a number of Bible colleges, and has also served in the distinguished post of Dean of Academic Affairs. He still frequents colleges and institutions of higher learning as a guest lecturer.
As a veteran leader, he mentors leaders in varying sectors in the United States and abroad. He is an author and columnist writing for several newspapers and magazines. He was one of 100, 2013 official nominees for the, John C. Maxwell leadership award, Faith Based Category. He is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards.
Since the conception of his ministry, he continues to make many radio and television appearances world-wide. His travel is broad in the United States and now five continents, forty nations serving in: churches, conventions, universities, public and private schools and businesses.
A gentleman who has devoted himself to the work of the Kingdom of God and equipping leaders in many sectors, he does it with integrity, based upon a spirit-led life; is the lexis that describes Walter Boston, Jr.