Rev. Dr. Crystal Walker is the Executive Director of Greater Dayton Christian Connections. She has a Masters of Divinity degree from Payne Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary. Crystal’s ministry focus is on women who have experienced domestic abuse, rape and/or incest. She is the founder of Pastors Against Domestic Violence, an ecumenical ministry that trains pastors to be courtroom advocates for victims of domestic violence (women, men and children). Crystal is also focused on many additional social injustices in the city of Dayton. She is also a strong advocate against the death penalty and for stricter gun laws. She lost her son Edward age 28 to gun violence.
Crystal is married to Rev. Shelby Walker and is the mother of (5) Children from a blended family, Tamica Mathews (Daytona Beach, FL), Edward Powers (deceased) and Frank Powers (Indianapolis, IN), Jonathan Walker (Indianapolis, IN), Jamie Walker (Indianapolis, IN) and the proud grandmother of (6) granddaughters (Amani, Lili’Anna, Faith, Kyndal, Symira and Justice) and (3) grandsons (Kingsley, Xavier and Phil).