Doctor Walker pastored churches for ten years before entering the U.S. Army as a Chaplain where he served 26 years and retired in the rank of Colonel. After retirement, his writing skills were recognized by the Vermont College in Montpelier, Vermont. Though accepted into their Master of Fine Arts in Writing degree program, he decided not to enroll due to the worsening condition of his first wife's Alzheimer's disease. After caring for her during her eleven-year struggle, he accepted a position as Bereavement Chaplain for the Hospice of Highland Rim in Columbia, Tennessee where he served for two years.

Supremely qualified, he received the Doctor of Ministry degree from Southern Seminary, Louisville, KY; the Master of Divinity degree from Duke University, and a BA degree in Art from David Lipscomb University. While in the military, he completed the Air Force War College and is Air Assault and Airborne qualified.

At the U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School, he directed the studies program in the Combat Developments Directorate, and in a second tour at the School in Fort Jackson, S.C., he was assigned as Deputy Commandant. One of his duties there was to serve as Senior Editor of The Chaplaincy, the professional journal of the U.S. Army Chaplaincy.

Also an accomplished artist, he has presented his watercolors in two notable one-man exhibits.

Doctor Walker's writing skills as a pastor and military chaplain are superbly amplified in his inspirational novel "Courage to Return." The story depicts a man caught in the whirlwind of guilt and loneliness, yet he finds grace and a new start for his life. The twists and turns along his journey toward courage is a thrilling adventure of love.

Doctor Walker has three sons and nine grandchildren. Natalie Isaacs-Walker, his wife, is a gifted Christian vocalist and has a beautiful CD (Please listen as she shares God's gift to her of original songs at www.natalieisaacs.com). Natalie has one son, one daughter and four grandchildren.

Larry and Natalie live in Tennessee.