"It was February of 1978 and I was a college junior at Mississippi State University. Sitting in Sarris's restaurant, I was invited to a campus meeting by two students, one of which was Steve Murrell, then a freshman. Although I had been born again, I was desperately searching for the power of God in my life. Walking into a small meeting that night, I was introduced to the pastor's wife Linda, who seemed to be feeling ill. Later I was told that she had been fasting for God to send leaders to their new campus church. Her husband Walter was speaking that night and well, to make a long story short, I raised my hand while he was trying to speak and asked did he believe in this thing I had read about in Scripture called the baptism of the Holy Spirit. He and several others eventually prayed for me and I received God's promise (Acts 1:8) that night.
Over the next few years, Walter and Linda Walker were excellent pastors to me, Steve and many others. Today, after working for Charisma magazine, writing many books for many prominent Christian leaders and working for Crowne ministries for almost ten years, he lives in Nashville and attends our church. He is currently working for the Youth Life Learning Centers alongside James and Debbie Lowe. God has been so faithful to bring back into our lives such a wonderful couple." - Rice Broocks
[See the Christianity Today article for Walter Walker and Rose Weiner's take on the ad hoc committee meeting and Bob Weiner's take on their "revelation." Youth Life Centers is Darrell Green's outfit. See the link below for details on Darrell Green's White House connections. Walker wrote frequently for the Forerunner, Maranatha's newspaper and Rose Weiner's branchild. Lee Grady, founding editor of the Forerunner, later became editor of Charisma. ]