John M. Walker (bishop)

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John Moore Walker, Jr. (1888-1951) was the 3rd bishop in the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, and was the 1st bishop born in the state of Georgia to a bishop in the state of Georgia.


Walker was born 24 November 1888 in Macon, Georgia to John Moore Walker, Sr., and Clara Pruyn Roosevelt Walker. In 1910 he graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Georgia. In 1913 he received his Bachelor of Divinity from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. The Right Reverend Frederick F. Reese ordained Walker as a deacon and later as a priest at Christ Church in Macon, Georgia, Walker's childhood parish.

From 1914 to 1918, Walker served several southeast Georgia towns as a Missionary Priest. Finally, in 1918, he was called to be rector of St. Paul's Church in Albany, Georgia. He later served at St. Peter's Church, Charlotte, North Carolina and at St. Luke's Church in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1942 he was elected bishop of Atlanta.

He died on July 16, 1951.


John Walker was the 434th bishop consecrated in the Episcopal Church.

See Also...[edit]


  • Bishop Walker's Page, Diocese of Atlanta Centennial website. Accessed: 2 March 2006
  • The Episcopal Church Annual. Morehouse Publishing: New York, NY (2005).
Episcopal Church (USA) titles
Preceded by
Henry J. Mikell
3rd Bishop of Atlanta
1942 – 1951
Succeeded by
John B. Walthour