Thank you, Brent

Thank you, Brent

After 27 years at the Baptist Joint Committee, Brent Walker is retiring at the end of 2016. The longest-serving staff member in the 80-year history of the BJC, Walker’s work and life touched many of you reading this magazine, but there may be parts to his story you...
A friend, confidant and adviser

A friend, confidant and adviser

By Tyrone Pitts I first met Brent Walker in 1989 when I directed the Department of Racial Justice for the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA and he had just joined the Baptist Joint Committee as associate general counsel. Little did I know then that...
A man of faith on Capitol Hill

A man of faith on Capitol Hill

By Chet Edwards For those of us who believe religious freedom is a sacred gift from God, there could be no higher calling in life than to protect that divine gift. Years ago, Brent Walker accepted that calling, and for that our nation and the world are better places...
A partner for all seasons

A partner for all seasons

By Richard Foltin Birkat Ha’Mazon, the Jewish Grace after Meals, concludes with a passage that includes the phrase, “I was young and now I have become old.” Brent and I were young when, as a newbie at the American Jewish Committee (AJC), I was introduced to him as the...
A steady and strong leader

A steady and strong leader

By Amanda Tyler Transition is the “it” word at the moment. As I reflect on Brent’s transition from his leadership role at the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, and my own move into that position in January, I cannot help but notice how much change not...