Hezekiah Walker, Jr. (born December 24, 1962 in Brooklyn, New York) is a Grammy Award-winning gospel music artist and pastor of prominent Brooklyn, New York megachurch Love Fellowship Tabernacle.
Hezekiah Xavier Walker has released several albums on Benson Records and Verity Records.
In 2001, Hezekiah & The Love Fellowship Crusade Choir were nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Best Gospel Artist, Traditional on the strength of the album Love Is Live!
The group has won Grammy Awards for Best Gospel Album By Choir Or Chorus twice: once for Live in Atlanta at Morehouse College (1994), and once for Love Is Live! (2001).
Separate from The Love Fellowship Crusade Choir, Walker's LFT Church Choir released an album entitled Recorded Live At Love Fellowship Tabernacle in 1998.
LFT Church Choir was 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.
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 Foxy Brown and Sean "Diddy" Combs.
On February 15, 2006, an article entitled "Prominent Black Minister Is Gay" appeared on Media Take Out's website.
According to the story Pastor Walker's divorce was caused because he wanted to get his wife and children out of the house so he could carry on an affair he was having with an unnamed cross-dressing man. The story was picked up by many sources on the internet, including Musicnewsweekly.com.
This prompted a statement by Walker explaining "it’s all lies...it’s completely false and not even remotely true."
Tim Hunter, founder of Music News Weekly, later apologized in a public post entitled "Hezekiah Walker and Gay Affair Story False." Rumors concerning his sexuality are still existent, particularly in web postings and on blogs.
With Souled Out, Hezekiah Walker & LFC present a gospel worship event for the ages! Recorded live at the Love Fellowship Tabernacle, this twelve song session blends electrifying celebration with poignant praise ballads.
This Soulful Sounds Black Gospel soundtrack includes a demonstration and follow with accompaniment tracks in high (Ab) and low (F) ranges with and without background vocals. Lyrics enclosed. Original artists listed for reference only.
The follow-up concert to Walker's Grammy winning Family Affair album matches the awesome power of the LFC with the historic context of the Radio City Music Hall. Enjoy stirring renditions of "We Made It," "The Lord Will Make a Way" (Featuring Kim Burrell), "I'll Make It" (with John P. Kee), and more.