Senior Pastor

I was raised on the Mississippi Gulf coast and come from a four-generation legacy of ministers. I actually grew up hoping I would find a career in the business world, but after working in corporate America for six years, was called into full-time ministry in 1996.

I have an undergraduate degree in Business and Marketing, a Masters in Theology, and a Ph.D. in Administration.

My ministry experience includes serving in youth ministry, as missions pastor, and executive and senior pastor. I have had the privilege of preaching in 15 countries on 5 continents. I rejoined the Mount Paran North ministry team as their Senior Pastor August 2017.

My heart is to see North make a positive difference in the lives of the people in Cobb and Cherokee Counties, the greater Atlanta area, and around the world.

I am married to my beautiful wife, Laura, and we have two wonderful children, Bradley and Lauren.

Dr Kirk Walters

HOBBIES

Hanging out with my wife (especially watching Netflix), reading, and exercising (though I genuinely hate it).

BOOKS

The Bible, The Life You’ve Always Wanted, The Chronicles of Narnia, Deep and Wide, The Ragamuffin Gospel; plus anything written by John Grisham or David Baldacci.

ODD FACTS

I jumped from a moving train while in college (not recommended); I drove my father’s car through the church sanctuary when I was 14 (also not recommended); I lived to tell about it.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

— Jeremiah 29:11