Hezekiah Xzavier Walker, Jr. known in showbiz as Hezekiah Walker is a popular American gospel music artist and pastor of prominent Brooklyn New York megachurch, Love Fellowship Tabernacle.
He was born on the 26th of December, 1962. He is 57 years old.
Walker has released several albums on Benson Records and Verity Records as Hezekiah Walker & The Love Fellowship Crusade Choir.
Let’s take a look at his biography below:
Hezekiah Walker Full Name, Age, Hometown and Early Life
He was born Hezekiah Xzavier Walker, Jr. on December 25, 1962, in Brooklyn, New York City, USA. He is 57 years old.
Walker joined a choir at the age of eight when he was a teenager, he started writing songs.
When he was only 14, his father died. And he lost his mother as well when he was 21 years old. Her mother died on her way to church.
He joined Long Island University with Sociology as a major subject. He later enrolled at the Hugee Theological Seminary and the New York School of the Bible.
Hezekiah Walker Personal Life
The artist Hezekiah is a divorcee. Walker had tied his knot with his ex-wife, Monique in 1992 before his divorce in 2016.
The couple also had been blessed with a daughter named KyAsia Monét Walker.
Hezekiah Walker Career, Awards, and Nominations
He formed his first gospel group, ‘The Love Fellowship Crusade Choir’, when he was in his twenties and serving as a Pentecostal minister.
Walker and the choir released a pair of albums in 1987 and 1990 before Walker turned to a solo career, releasing Focus On Glory in 1992.
A year later he released Live In Toronto, which proved to be his breakthrough, and the album hit the top of the gospel charts. Forming another choir, this one called the Love Fellowship Tabernacle Church Choir.
Walker continued to release albums recorded live on the church circuit, including Live In Atlanta at Morehouse College in 1994, Hezekiah Walker Presents The LFT Church Choir in 1998, Family Affair in 1999, and Love Is Live! in 2001.
In 2001, Hezekiah & The LFT Church Choir were nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Best Gospel Artist, Traditional on the strength of the album Love Is Love! Walker has won Grammy Awards for Best Gospel Album By Choir Or Chorus twice: once for Live in Atlanta at Morehouse College (1994) with The Love Fellowship Crusade Choir, and once for Love Is Live! (2001) with The LFT Church Choir.
Separate from The Love Fellowship Crusade Choir, Walker’s LFT Church Choir released two albums entitled Recorded Live At Love Fellowship Tabernacle in 1998 and “Love Is Live” in 2001.
LFT Church Choir was a more youthful and hip-hop leaning ensemble than its predecessor and its album hit the Top 5 of Billboard’s Gospel Chart and was nominated for a Grammy Award the same year.
Along the way, Walker brought a lot of young people to gospel and choir music and has shown he has no problem using modern vernacular and recording techniques to expand his fan and worship base.
Souled Out appeared in 2008, followed by Azusa: The Next Generation in 2013, both from Verity Records.
Bishop Hezekiah Walker is the visionary, founder and Senior Pastor of the Love Fellowship Tabernacle Churches in Brooklyn, New York, and Bensalem, Pennsylvania.
Walker is sometimes affectionately referred to as “the Hip-Hop Pastor” due to the number of high-profile secular hip-hop recording artists who attend his church, such as Lil’ Kim and Sean “Diddy” Combs
Hezekiah Walker Latest Songs
Hezekiah has manyto his credit. Among them are worldwide hits such as Living To Live Again, I Love Him, No Time To Waste, God is For Me among others. You can listen to and download Hezekiah’s music
Hezekiah Walker Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
He goes by the username @bishophez on Instagram, @HezekiahWalker on Twitter and simply Official Hezekiah Walker on facebook.