Sean and Bethany and their children (Andrew and Julia) have spent more than 10 years as missionaries in Central Asia. From 2003 to 2007, they were sent by Presbyterian World Mission and Sean managed a computer training center and together served a local church. After returning to the US in 2007, Sean worked with the Presbyterian Frontier Fellowship helping to mobilize churches and individuals to be involved in sharing Christ with unreached people groups around the world and in Central Asia in particular.
In 2011, the Walkers returned to Central Asia with The Antioch Partners (TAP) where Sean pastored an International Church and taught at a small theological school, while Bethany directed and taught at a school for missionary kids with over 80 students.
In the summer of 2017, they returned to the States to serve in The Antioch Partners (TAP) home office in Houston, Texas. Sean is serving in the newly created Operations Coordinator role where he is managing critical aspects of TAP’s organization, like the information and accounting systems and processes, and serving on TAP’s leadership team. He will also assist TAP’s director in developing strategic partnerships with churches to be more effective in engaging in God’s global mission.
Although the Walkers location has changed, their call has not: they are still passionately committed to helping to share the Gospel and build-up the church, especially among the unreached peoples of the world. They will now be doing so in TAP’s home office which will effectively multiply their impact through the more than 60 missionaries now serving with TAP and, God-willing, dozens more in the future, as TAP continues to grow and send more workers into God’s harvest fields around the world.
Sean grew up in Northern Virginia and was raised in the faith at Vienna Presbyterian Church. He holds a B.S. degree in Aero/Astro Engineering from MIT (1989) and an M.Div. degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (2013) and is an ordained minister in the PC(USA). Bethany is a Presbyterian pastor’s-kid and spent her early years in Mississippi and her high school and college years in Ohio. She has a B.S. degree in Elementary Education and Spanish Education from Bowling Green University, a Masters in TESOL from the University of Findlay (1999) and a Masters as a Reading Specialist from Virginia Tech (2009) and over 12 years of experience teaching in public schools in Cincinnati and Northern Virginia.
To donate by check to the Walker’s Support:
Make checks payable to The Antioch Partners, write “Preference for Walker Support” on memo line and mail to:
7132 Portland Ave., Suite 136
Richfield, MN, 55423