Dr. Frank Walker
Pastor Walker earned a B.A. at Covenant College, M.Div. at the Theological Seminary of the Reformed Episcopal Church, and a Th.M. and Ph.D. at Whitefield Theological Seminary. His dissertation topic was “The Theological Sources of Zacharias Ursinus as Reflected in the Heidelberg Catechism.” Pastor Walker has been a pastor in the RCUS since 1987, following his ordination by the Reformed Episcopal Church in 1986. He has served congregations in Cincinnati and Napoleon, OH; and Bakersfield, CA, before joining Covenant Reformed Church in Sacramento in 2000.
Besides serving as pastor of Covenant Reformed Church, Pastor Walker is also Professor of Historical Theology at City Seminary of Sacramento and has written several papers for reformed theological journals. He has served as president of Covenant East Classis and the Western Classis of the RCUS, and currently serves as president of its synod. Pastor Walker resides in the Sacramento area with his wife Chris, with whom he has five adult children and seven grandchildren.
Dr. Walker has written a number of books for the edification of the church.
Rev Jim West (Pastor Emeritus)
Pastor West earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Pasadena College and his Bachelor’s of Divinity and Masters of Divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary in 1972. In 1973, he was ordained to the ministry in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. Following graduation he served for several years as Associate Pastor of Knox Presbyterian Church. In 1975 he answered a call to pastor Grace Community Church in San Jose, where he served for eight years. In 1983, he became the pastor of Ebenezer Reformed Church in Shafter, California, a congregation of the RCUS.
In 1986 he and his wife moved their young family to Sacramento where he served faithfully as pastor of Covenant Reformed Church until his retirement in 2013. He continues to serve the congregation as Pastor Emeritus. Pastor West serves as Professor of Systematic and Pastoral Theology at City Seminary in Sacramento. He is the author of a number of books, booklets, and articles. Pastor West and his wife Elaine live in Carmichael.
Rev. West has written a number of books for the edification of the church.
Our church is governed by elders. Paul emphasized a plurality of elders in the early church (Titus 1:5; Acts 20:17). An elder is a biblically qualified man who has been nominated, trained, examined, and ordained to oversee the affairs of the church. The Bible gives explicit qualifications for elders (1 Tim. 3:1-7). Elders serve by leading the people of our congregation.
A deacon is a biblically qualified man who has been nominated, trained, examined, and ordained to minister to the physical needs of the church. The Apostles appointed the first deacons so they could better attend to prayer and the ministry of the Word (Acts 6). The Bible gives explicit qualifications for deacons (1 Tim. 3:8-13). Deacons lead by serving the people of our congregation.