Ministry in Action
Indiana National Day of prayer
Catherine F. Walker
Rev. Tom Walker - President
Founder of The Governors Prayer Team. Former Director of Ground Forces for the
2005 Global Day of Prayer, US. Founder and Chairman, Indiana National Day of
Prayer. Former Director of Projects, America's Prayer Team.
A graduate of EIT in 1987, Tom first became involved in ministry in Dramatic
Arts and Media. His commitment to education in the sciences and youth was
seen in his work as a FIRST Robotics Competition Leader and Mentor. He
worked professionally for GE and International Paper as a Senior Project
Engineer and let his voice and his commitment to technology be heard through
his involvement in TAPPI and training in Six Sigma.
Tom's involvement in ministry and prayer deepened as he accepted an
appointment as Pennsylvania 's Regional Coordinator for the National Day of
Prayer Task Force. As the market toughened for International Paper's Fine
Papers Division they closed and Tom accepted a new position in Indiana which
consumed much of his free time. While in prayer he asked God "Why did you
bring me here Lord, surly there is a purpose for me, a purpose other than
being an Engineer?"
The Lord seemed to have answered Tom almost immediately when latter that day
he was downsized. He looked at this as confirmation and hasn't looked back
since. Within days he was appointed successor for the National Day of Prayer
Task Force 's Indiana State Coordinator. Tom founded and now chairs the
Indiana National Day of Prayer Inc. which reaches out and ministers to the
leaders of Indiana and particularly the Indiana Legislature. Later Tom was brought on board by Mr. David Butts and
Dr. Cornell Haan as Director of Projects for America 's Prayer Team. After a
slow start up Tom was released to work on other local projects (development
of the Governors Prayer Team in Indiana) and continue his work of developing
bible studies for the leaders at the States Capital and in Washington DC.
This is when the dream of
fulfilling Gods vision for a unique new ministry tool was realized. Tom
shared the lessons that God allowed him to experience while starting his
ministry during an unexpected phone call with David Jahnke. The conversation
was quickly realized to be a divine appointment. Tom spoke of simple needs
like a means of fostering an online community of intercessors and supporters
for his ministry, website, repeatable online donation encouragement with 501
C3 receipting. A relationship and ministry where both born on that day.
Tom has been a guest on dozens of radio shows, local, regional and
Global TV shows like Lesea 's "The Harvest Show". He has
been captured in print by a number of Christian and secular news and
business papers and periodicals. Tom claims "this was all done
to promote the causes that God had held my feet to the fire on",
"God has challenged this shy and introverted broken clay pot
of a man to communicate to the world His passion to commune with His
children in prayer and to encourage them to drop their nets at the
shore... and follow Him".
Catherine F. Walker - Secretary
Professionally Cathy comes from the healthcare industry and financial industries. She makes keen use of her perceptive incites as a claims examiner. Her insights are often put to use in weighing out the day to day functions of the ministry regarding the determination of the ministries direction and involvement in projects. She is the constant student researching numerous topics to aid in her task of advisor.
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