Walter B. Hoye II is both Founder and President of the Issues4Life Foundation, the California Civil Rights Foundation, Founder of the Frederick Douglass Foundation of California, an Executive Member of the National Black Pro-Life Coalition, a Board Member of The Morning Center, which was founded to provide free full-service maternity care for women in urban and under-served areas, a published author of the book Leadership from the IN|SIDE Out and serves as a leadership consultant. In 1984, God used the premature birth (six months, 2.1 pounds) of his son to teach him that the fetus is a person, a living, breathing human being. As a young man Walter played football (here are the stats in pdf) at Michigan State University where he graduated with a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Sociology in 1980. Walter got started in technology by working at the Allstate Insurance Company in the Operations Department, supervising the Input Operations Unit in 1980. On Tuesday, January 12th, 1982 Walter was licensed to preach the gospel by the Calvary Baptist Church in San Diego, California, which at the time was under the leadership of Pastor Dr. S.M. Lockridge. Encouraged by his "Father in the Gospel", Dr. S.M. Lockridge, Walter graduated from the United States International University, now Alliant International University, with a Master's degree in Business Administration in 1983. On Sunday, April 23rd, 1989 Walter was ordained a Baptist preacher by the late Pastor Dr. S.M. Lockridge, then Pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church. From 1984 to 1987 Walter served as Minister of Christian Education at the St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Oceanside, California under the leadership of the late T. W. Davis. Here's a copy of a sermon Walter preached in 1987 entitled: "A Good Church". From 1987 to 1991 Walter served as Assistant to the Pastor and Director of the Youth Department at the Greater Faith Baptist Church in Stockton, California under the leadership of Joseph L. Slade. From 1991 to 2010, Walter served as the Executive Elder of the Progressive Missionary Baptist Church of Berkeley under the leadership of Dr. Earl C. Stuckey, Sr. in Berkeley, California. In May of 2010, Walter resigned to work full-time in the Pro-Life movement. Walter competes in the San Francisco Marathon and catches an NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB game whenever he can.Top
Today, Walter is in demand for radio interviews and virtual conferences. Albany, New York where Walter spoke at the National Men's March. The rally was held at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception right next to the New York State Executive Mansion is located on Eagle Street in downtown Albany. Since 1875, this house has been home to New York's governors and their families. The truth is the federal government is derelict in its duty to uphold the U.S. Constitution and provide equal protection to pre-born persons. And it is a fact that there is a man connected to every abortion. Men are a big part of the problem. It's time for men to become a big part of the solution and for all people of good will to stand up for the full federal protection of the preborn without exception. To watch the video, click here.
In May of 2023 and in light of Walter being arrested on Tuesday, May 13th, 2008 and Black abortionist, Kermit Gosnell being convicted on three (3) counts of the murder charges, 21 felony counts of illegal late-term abortion, and 211 counts of violating the 24-hour informed consent law, on Monday, May 13th, 2013, Dena Espenscheid, Senior Director of Coalitions for the Leadership Institute invited Walter to talk about how Black American churches and pastors need a different approach when it comes to winning Black America to the Pro-Life movement via a nationawide webinar. In April of 2023, Walter and Lori met with their "Underground Railroad" team, where they discussed the ministries future in light of Dr. Martin Luther King's funeral services on Tuesday, April 9th, 1968 in Atlanta, Georgia and President Abraham Lincoln's assassination on Friday, April 14th, 1865 at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. while attending the play "Our American Cousin." In March of 2023, Walter and Lori attended the "Black Conservative Summit" Tinley Park, Illinois, where Walter was a speaker addressing the Pro-Life movement and Black America. After the summit, Walter returned to conducting "Chapel" for the Golden State Warriors where he finished the regular season in April and the playoffs in the month of May. At the end of March 2023, the California Coalition Against Drugs invited Walter to speak against the legalization of psychedelics on a statewide Zoom Press Event against SB58.
In February of 2023, Walter and Lori joined the "Churches Of Life Team" on a Zoom Call where the discussion focused on important information that churches needs to know and available resources for all churches. On "Valentine's Day," Wednesday, Feburary 14th, 2023, Walter and Lori traveled to Glendale, California to attend The Wedding of Daphne and Haywood Robinson !! Daphne is the Executive Director and C.E.O. of the Atlanta Morning Center and Haywood serves as the Medical Affairs and Education Director for the 40 Days For Life team. Together Daphne and Haywood serve together in family, life and pregnancy care ministry and missions. Walter, Lori, Daphne and Haywood have worked together for years. On the 15th of February 2023, Bettina di Fiore, staff writer and researcher for Live Action published her Inteview With Walter which was read by thousands. Finally, on "Ash Wednesday," February 22nd, 2023, Walter started a forty (40) day fast.
's Catholic Church Youth Conference (picture above) brought Walter and Lori face to face with young men and women fighting hard to be Pro-Life in the public square. Which today, is harder than ever before. The youth, had many, many questions, much of which were based on their own personal struggles to be Pro-Life among their peers. All eyes and ears, were on Walter when he presented the reality of abortion in the Black-American community, followed by the personal challenges of him being jailed for helping women outside of an abortion clinic. Many of the youth, renewed their commitment to the Biblical Pro-Life mandate and St. Anthony's Youth Leaders committed to helping Walter spread the word regarding his work in the Pro-Life movement. After meeting the needs of the youth at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Walter and Lori worked on finalizing their plans for the Issues4Life Foundation's Fundraising Webcast and StandUp4Life Rally|Walk in Oakland, California.
November of 2022 opened up with a Real Options Ignite Life Event where met with Guest Speaker David Williams. David is a National Speaker and Chapter Coordinator with SaveOne. The RealOptions Obria Medical Clinics, is another Pregnancy Care Center, Walter and and Lori are intimately involved with that provides compassionate, comprehensive, high quality holistic health care, education, and pregnancy loss healing to women, men, students, and families. A week later, Walter and Lori were on a plane flying to Baltimore to march again with the National Men’s March To Abolish Abortion And Rally For Personhood. This time the men met at a local Planned Parenthood abortion killing center and marched all the way to the USCCB Fall General Assembly. Afterwards, Walter and Lori stopped and relaxed to enjoy Thansgiving and the few days left in November of 2022.
October of 2022 was just busy. It all started at the St. Isidore Church Pro-Life meeting in Danville, California, where Walter was asked to share lessons from his experience as a Pro-Lifer. Next, the Family Watch International team flew Walter and Lori to Utah for their "African Family Policy Conference". There Walter presented the Number One (#1) Crisis Facing Black America. From there, Walter and Lori flew from Utah directly to Atlanta for the Morning Center Board Meeting. Walter has served on the Morning Center's Board since it's inception in 2011. The Morning Center provides prenatal care for pregnant moms regardless of citizenship and|or legal status at no charge. From Atlanta, Walter and Lori flew to Boston for the National Men’s March To Abolish Abortion And Rally For Personhood. There Walter and Lori marched with the men from outside of a local Planned Parenthood abortion killing center to the Massachusetts State Capitol where Walter spoke on the reality of Personhood. Totally, exhuasted, Walter and Lori flew home and in less than eleven (11) hours found themselves back at the airport in Oakland flying back to Atlanta for the Atlanta Morning Center's Inaugural Fundraising Gala and Celebration of Life. Walter and Lori ended October of 2022 with a USA Radio Interview and a Jacob Lorion Barr Podcast and a Focus Today TV Skype Interview.
Walter opened September of 2022, with an "Afternoons With Mike" Podcast. The podcast opened up with the ever industrious Dr. Aveda C. King, the niece of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and ended with Walter. Together Walter and Alveda stole the show. September 2022 kept moving foward, next Walter meet with the Presidents of the National Frederick Douglass Foundation, a public policy and educational organization which brings the sanctity of free market and limited government ideas to bear on the hardest problems facing our nation. Still moving forward in September 2022, as a board member, Walter met with the Ruth Institute. The Ruth Institute is a global interfaith coalition equipping Christians to defend the family and build a civilization of love by articulating why children need their own mother and father, and how Christian sexual ideals achieve that goal. As September 2022 came to a close, Walter and Lori, presented at the Content of Character Series project in Hawthorne, California. In August of 2022, Walter and Lori spoke at the Turning Point USA Faith's First Annual Pastors' Summit at the beautiful Loews Coronada Bay Resort in San Diego, California. Later in August, Catholic Community Radio interviewed Walter regarding "Black And Pro-Life In America: The Incarceration and Exoneration of Walter B. Hoye II" Still at it, Stacy Washington, host of the "Stacy On The Right — Righteously American" Podcast invited Walter to discuss the "Fight Against Abortion" after her Pastor heard Walter and Lori speak at the TPUSA Pastor's Summit in San Diego. Finally, the 28th day of August this year marked the 67th anniversary of 14 year old Emmett Till's murder on Sunday, August 28th, 1955 in Money, Mississippi, inspiring the Civil Rights Movement and the 59th anniversary ( Wednesday, August 28, 1963 ) Dr. Martin Luther King's famous speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington for jobs. On Tuesday, August 30th, 2022, Mike Gilland, the Host of the "Afternoons With Mike" radio show on the "Shepherd Radio Network" ( Psalm 23 )" interviewed Walter on the topics of The impact of "Abortion in the Black America", "Personhood" and the "Role of Men Meeting the Physical and Spiritual Needs of Women". Walter had a great time with Mike.
In July of 2022, Walter and Lori slowed down, in light of Tonya Reaves' death after receiving her fatal D&E abortion from Planned Parenthood on July 20th, 2012. On a much more positive note, Walter and Lori celebrated the anniversary of Humanae Vitae, the brave and beautiful encyclical of Saint Pope Paul VI promulgated on Thursday, July 25th, 1968. In June of 2022, Walter and Lori were flown to Arizona to support the Pro-Life movement's PRENDA Act. which prohibits discrimination against the unborn on the basis of sex, and for other purposes. Right after that, Walter and Lori flew to the third Men's March in Florida to encourage men to be husbands and fathers. Afterwhich, the Ruth Institute Awards Dinner, featured in Lake Charles, Louisiana, asked Lori to speak on The Impact Of Abortion On Black Women. We're still on done with June of 2022. Next, Walter and Lori flew to Dallas, Texas to present strategy proposals at the National Black Pro-Life Coalition meeting. In May of 2022, Walter keynoted the Houston Coalition For Life 20th Anniversary Benefit Dinner. There Walter talked about the #1 Crisis Facing Black America. Fourteen (14) years ago, on Tuesday, May 13th, 2008, the City of Oakland arrested Walter for standing on a public sidewalk in front of an abortion mill, holding a sign that said "God Loves You And Your Baby. Let Us Help You", passing out literature to a Pregnancy Care Center and having a conversation with the women going into the abortion mill. Nine years ago, on Monday, May 13th, 2013 Kermit Barron Gosnell, an former physician and serial killer, providing abortions at his clinic in West Philadelphia, was convicted on three (3) counts of the murder charges, 21 felony counts of illegal late-term abortion, and 211 counts of violating the 24-hour informed consent law. As you can imagine, May 13th is a very solmen day for Walter and Lori.
In light of Andrew Jackson Young's (i.e., the former Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia, Congressman from Georgia, and the first African American United States Ambassador to the United Nations) birthday (Saturday, March 12th, 1932), March of 2022 was busy for Walter and Lori. On March 10th, 2022, Dr. Alan Keyes invited Walter to his "Let's Talk America" tevelision show on Independent American Media TV (IAMtv)" to talk about the Pro-Life movement in light of current political events. On Saturday, March 12th, 2022 Walter spoke at the San Francisco Bay Area Catholic Men's Conference, where "As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another" (Proverbs 27:17) was the theme. At the of March on the 25th, Walter spoke at the "National Prayer Luncheon for Life" in Grapevine, Texas.
In December of 2021, Walter and Lori remembered the ratification of the "Bill of Rights" on Thursday, December 15th, 1791 and the Thirteenth (13th) Admendment to the Constitution which officially abolished slavery on Wednesday, December 6th, 1865. Understanding that such events were blessings from their Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Walter and Lori, in light of the Christmas celebration, took time to pray for family and draw closer to one another.
In November of 2021, Walter and Lori attended the Second (2nd) National Men's March in Baltimore, Maryland. The men gather outside of the Planned Parenthood Abortion Center and marched to a rally point right outside the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Conference hotel.
In October of 2021, Walter and Lori met with National Pro-Life Leaders (virtually), to discuss the "Federal Judiciary Crisis Network", hear from Texas State Legislators and review the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization now before the United States Supreme Court. The meeting was eye opening. Later in October of 2021, Walter and Lori were invited to pray at the Global Congress of Women And Men Prayer Conference and talk about "Black America Facing Irreversibility".
At the end of September, Walter and Lori were invited to attend the Student's For Life Pro-Life, Research Study Washington, D.C., Conference that focused on the young women in the "Moveable Middle." These findings are being deployed in communities for their own organizational use around the country. While in Washington, D.C., Walter and Lori met with Star Parker, the President of the "Center For Urban Renewal and Education" (C.U.R.E.).
In July 2021 Walter spoke at the Ruth Institute's "Reclaiming the Professions for Life and Family Survivors' Summit". The Summit focused core concepts that stem from a "marriage and family are the bedrock of society" approach, with presentations on population decline. At the Summit Walter received the "Public Witness of the Year Award" in recognition of his lifetime of Pro-Life testimony. Next Walter met with the "Life More Abundantly" Pregnancy Resource Center (PRC) and advised the PRC of strategies to reach Black churches. At the end of the month Walter spoke at the Reformed Heritage Church in honor of the sixty-sixth (66th) anniverary of the murder of Emmett Till (August 28, 1955) in Money, Mississippi. National Men's March to defend the least of these, the lives of our pre-born children and call for the end of government sanctioned abortion. The men all dressed professionally by wearing suits and the priests were dressed in clerics. They gathered outside of Washington Surgi-Clinic Abortion Center and then marched in the non-violent protest manner of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.. Finnally, the men rallied outside of the White House in Lafayette Park. Back in California the The Ruth Institute's Dr. "J" Show interviewed Walter in light of California's Therapeutic Abortion Act, signed into law on Wednesday, June 14th, 1967, by then Governor Ronald Reagan. Yeah, June 2021 was busy. After the Dr. "J" Show, Walter spoke at the Fight for Life and Faith Rally in San Francisco, California. And finally, the Dr. Jeff Show invited Walter to talk about the book "Black and Pro-Life In America". National Men's March to defend the least of these, the lives of our pre-born children and call for the end of government sanctioned abortion. The men all dressed professionally by wearing suits and the priests were dressed in clerics. They gathered outside of Washington Surgi-Clinic Abortion Center and then marched in the non-violent protest manner of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.. Finnally, the men rallied outside of the White House in Lafayette Park. Back in California the The Ruth Institute's Dr. "J" Show interviewed Walter in light of California's Therapeutic Abortion Act, signed into law on Wednesday, June 14th, 1967, by then Governor Ronald Reagan. Yeah, June 2021 was busy. After the Dr. "J" Show, Walter spoke at the Fight for Life and Faith Rally in San Francisco, California. And finally, the Dr. Jeff Show invited Walter to talk about the book "Black and Pro-Life In America".
In May 2021 Walter focused on Pregnancy Resource Centers ( PRC ). As a board member of the Morning Center, Walter has been intimately involved since the ministry was launched by Samaritan Ministries International in 2011 out of love for mothers and their newborns. As a board member of the Life More Abundantly Pregnancy Resource Center, a center focused on coming along side men and women, offering practical and real support for whatever pregnancy situation they are facing, Walter has been asked to advise their Founder, President and CEO, Elouise Nathaniel. Institute for Black Solidarity with Israel ( IBSI ). The IBSI is dedicated to strengthening the relationship between Israel and people of African descent through education and advocacy, condemns the "Zionism is racism" ideology and defends Israel's right to live in peace with its Arab neighbors.
In April 2021, working closely with Dumisani, in support of Israel, Walter began promoting the ministries of Zion Oil and Gas ( Israel Stock ) and the Development Corporation for Israel ( Israel Bonds ). The Vision of Zion Oil and Gas is to find oil and|or natural gas in Israel. This vision, according to Zion's Founder and Chairman, John Brown, is Biblically inspired. The Development Corporation for Israel ranks among Israel's most valued economic and strategic resources, with a record of proven success spanning over seventy (70) years ( Amos 9:14-15, Habakkuk 2:2-3 ). Cedarville University teaches their students from a distinctly biblical worldview. So the school stands apart, even amongst other Christian institutions, as it boldly submits to biblical authority.
In March 2021, Walter was invited to talk to the students of the Cedarville University regarding the impact of abortion in the Black community via a virtual conference. Live Action News publishes Pro-Life news and commentary from a Pro-Life perspective.
In February 2021, in honor of Black History month, Live Action reporter, Bettina di Fiore, honored Walter Hoye by highlighting his work via the Issues4Life Foundation with this article. This may be the best article ever written about Walter.
Our theme for the Issues4Life Foundation is this: Without Life, Nothing Matters. You can have a family waiting on you. You can have a job waiting on you. You can have an education waiting on you. You can have a just society waiting on you. But if you can’t get out of the womb, nothing—nothing—matters.
While in Atlanta Walter and Lori helped address the Morning Center's need for online security as it relates to HIPAA compliance. A HIPAA violation is any failure by an organization that must be HIPAA compliant to protect patients' private health information. Today, both churhces and pregnancy care center are facing challenges securing their online profile. Right before Christmas, Pastor Bob Enyart interviewed Walter on hts national radio show to discuss Pro-Life strategies to end abortion.
Walter and Lori finished December 2020 getting ready for january 2021.
Still running hard, Walter met with the "U.S. Department of Education (ED) Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives" for their "Third (3rd) Annual Faith Leaders Summit." During the summit, faith leaders heard directly from U.S. Secretary DeVos and her Senior Leadership team on the President Trump's Administration's initiatives and accomplishments. Toward's the end of the month, Elouise Nathaniel, President and CEO of the brand new "Life More Abundantly" ministry, in Phoenix, Arizona, asked Walter to join their advisory board meeting and share his perspectives on meeting the needs of women facing abortion. Walter is already a board member of the "Morning Center" and at the end of the month Walter continued to help the pregnancy care meet the needs of moms with both prenatal and postpartum care.
In September of 2020, inspite of being locked down by the COVID-19 "Plan-Demic", Walter and Lori traveled to Sacramento to be a part of the Diocesan "Respect Life Gathering" broadcasted via zoom. This was only the beginning. Next, the trailer for the movie "Divided Hearts of America" starring Super Bowl Champion, Benjamin Watson and featuring Walter came out. You can watch the trailer in Walter's article published in Black Community News. In the movie Benjamin Watson goes on a journey to discover the truth about abortion and as you can see from the trailer, Walter nails it. Next, the "Movie To Movement's" Jason Jones, a film producer, author, activist and Catholic human rights worker, had Walter on his podcast to talk about the "Personhood" theme in the movie.
- TIME TABLE
- September 17th, 2020: "Divided Hearts of America" is released nationwide.
- September 18th, 2020 Ruth Bader Ginsberg passes away on the first day of Rosh Hashanah also called the Feast of Trumpets; which is celebrated over several days.
- NOTE: This year, September 18th is also the Day of Judgement and the first day of the Ten (10) Days of Awe celebrated by Jews and many Believers (including myself) all around the world. This is a season of repentance, renewal and revival. The last day of the Ten (10) Days of Awe is Yom Kippurim, also known as the Day of Atonement. According to Jewish Rabbis Yom Kippurim literally means a day just like Purim, the celebration of Esther, who saved her people from genocide in the Persian Empire twenty-five (25) centuries ago.
- September 22nd, 2020: Lori and I traveled to Montgomery, Alabama to pray and petition God to stop the genocide of black lives and all unborn children.
Mordecai declared to Esther,
Do not think to yourself that in the king's palace
you will escape any more than all the other Jews.
For if you keep silent, at this time,
relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place,
but you and your father's house will perish.
And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom
for such a time as this?
Then Esther told them to reply to Mordecai,
Go, gather all the Jews to be found in Susa,
and hold a fast on my behalf,
and do not eat or drink for three days, night or day.
I and my young women will also fast as you do.
Then I will go to the king, though it is against the law,
and if I perish, I perish.
Mordecai then went away and did everything as Esther had ordered him.
Yeah, "For Such A Time As This!"
In August of 2020, still locked down by the COVID-19 "Plan-Demic", Walter and Lori hit the road and traveled to the St. Augustine Academy in Ventura, California for Vox Vitae Day. There Walter joined other speakers for an outdoors day of training and activism for teens and adults. The Q&A session addressed tough pro-abortion questions, civic involvement issues, social media, political activism and acism in abortion industry. Later in the month of August, Walter and Lori celebrated Sister Klga Kendall's one-hundred and second (102nd) birthday. Sister Kendall was a part of Walter Pro-Life team standing outside of an abortion clinic in Oakland, California. Today, that abortion clinic is closed and even today, Walter and Sister Kendall celebrate the lives of women they touched for Christ sake. On the 20th of August, Walter and Lori, celebrated Walter's sixty-fourth (64th) birthday after a zoom meeting with "Black Voices for Trump". On the 23rd of August, Walter remembered the 57th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have A Dream Speech" delivered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. in 1963. Still moved by Dr. King's historic speech, Walter pressed harder towards the end of abortion. Monday Column". "Mother Haymon" blew everyone away. Next week Walter met with the national leaders of the Pro-Life movement, via a conference call, to discuss the November election. The very next week, Walter zoomed with the Berkeley Students for Life and three (3) days later Walter's message on "Irreversibility" was featured on the "2020 Support After Abortion Healing Network". In June of 2020, still locked down by the COVID-19 "Plan-Demic", Walter and Lori pressed on and were invited to speak by the "Ally-J" ("J" as in Jesus Christ) team, in light of the killing of George Floyd at their rally in Novato City, California. There Walter shared how his great grandfather was lynched by the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) and how once his grandmother accepted Christ, her world got better. Next Walter was invited to be interviewed on the The Dr. "J" Show ("J" as in Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D.). Dr. Morse leads the "Ruth Institute". Together and Walter had a great time. The following seeking Walter was asked to join the San Francisco Archdiocese's "Racial Reconciliation and Healing" team and bring his perspective on the racial tension in America today. Again, the very next week, Walter was interviewed by EWTN's Teresa Tomeo's "Catholic Connection" show and the "Bill Martinez Live" show to talk about his book "Black and Pro-Life in America" written by Robert Artigo an investigative journalist and how Black lives matter in the womb.
Additionally in May, as a board member of the Morning Center, Walter continued to strengthen the outreach of pregnancy care center. The Morning Center exists to partner with the local Church to provide prenatal through postpartum care (free of any charge) to moms in need, in the name of Jesus. To finish the month of May, Walter continued his work with the Douglass Leadership Institute (DlI) as they supported and announced Terris Todd, the new Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans. Lori and I addressed April 2020 in light of Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrenders his 28,000 troops to Union General Ulysses S. Grant, effectively ending the American Civil War on April 9th, 1865. And in light of the two (2) funeral services that were held for Martin Luther King, Jr. on Tuesday, April 9th, 1968 in Atlanta, Georgia. As such Walter continued to work with the Morning Center, which exists to partner with the local Church to provide prenatal through postpartum care to moms in need, in the name of Jesus. Walter participated in the White House's "Faith Leaders" Conference call and was interviewed on "Breakfast With Bacon" Radio Show.
"Sheltering In Place" presented a challenge for us to continue to be effective. But God Blessed Us! Like many of you, I have children who are grown, out of the house, on their own, and doing their own thing. As you can imagine, from time to time, I have been running and stopped along the trail to create a short video message to encourage my children to hold on to “God’s Unchanging Hand” (Malachi 3:6; Hebrews 13:8). As a father, this was just one of the ways I was staying in touch with my children. However, during this Coronavirus Pandemic, I have stepped up the creation of my video messages. As a father, my goal is to share a Bible verse with my children and assure them that my wife, Lori, and s are all right. "Stuck In The Middle Of Nowhere | A Father's Race To Life's Finish Line" is an ongoing set of videos that I am making for my children, as I run this race to life’s finish line. These videoss have been published in Black Community News and have encouraged father's nation wide to take this time of “Sheltering In Place” to draw closer to both God and their children. Frederick Douglass's 202nd (February 14th, 1818) birthday by traveling to Houston, Texas and Glendale, Arizona speaking at the Content of Character Series conferences. We finished the month of February on radio with Bobby Gunther Walsh addressing Black American Life Versus Black American Death In New York City. On Friday, January, 24th at Frank Ogawa Plaza, in front of Oakland City Hall, we held our 13th Annual StandUp4Life Rally|Walk in downtown Oakland, California. We walk because abortion in the Black community is a form of genocide, it is the Darfur of America. We walk because abortion in Black America is the Civil Rights issue of our day. We walk because abortion does violence, both physically and emotionally, to men and women, to their children, and to their families. January 2020 is starting off with a bang! Yeah, we've got our own television show!! This is the first television show to address the impact of abortion in Black America. Lori and I are so excited we're now on television!! God's Learning Channel (GLC)'s unique 24-hour programming can be seen via many venues, including the GloryStar|Galaxy 19 Satellite with coverage from Alaska to Guatemala, and from the eastern seaboard to Hawaii. GLC also provides 24-hour streaming media of its broadcast (accessible through the GLC website), as well as many readily available internet platforms, such as Roku. Within the "local broadcast area", which comprises West Texas, much of New Mexico, and parts of Arizona, Colorado, and Oklahoma, GLC can be viewed on most cable systems, DishNet, and DirecTV. Reception via antenna is available within close proximity to any of the five full-power transmitters.
- 14 Television Episodes
- Week 01: Who Are We? (Introduction)
- Week 02: Believe God! (Exodus 1:7-8, 15-21)
- Week 03: God Loves You! (John 15:12)
- Week 04: And Your Baby. (Jeremiah 1:5)
- Week 05: Let Us Help You. (Galatians 6:2)
- Week 06: Will You Help Me Now? (John 14:13)
- Week 07: He Said: "I'm No Longer A Man!" (Micah 6:8; Proverbs 27:17)
- Week 08: Father And Son (John 5:19)
- Week 09: The Extent To Which: Part 1 of 4 (James 4:17)
- Week 10: The Extent To Which: Part 2 of 4 (Luke 9:24; Philippians 1:29)
- Week 11: The Extent To Which: Part 3 of 4 (Psalm 139:13; 1st Timothy 6:12)
- Week 12: The Extent To Which: Part 4 of 4 (Galatians 6:2; 1st John 3:18)
- Week 13: Expect Opposition. (Acts 26:29; Mark 13:13)
- Week 14: Underground Railroad! (Galatians 5:1)
December 2019 opened up with Lori and I remembering Khya Polk's Funeral. To learn more about Khya and her mother Stephanie Spidell's decision to give Khya life, click here. Next, Lori and I released our eighth (8th) TruthPR Press release addressing the current data, from the abortion industry itself, revealing the impact of abortion in Black America. In our December release "We Charged Abortion In Black America Is Genocide!!". This particular release addressed the United Nations Thursday, December 9th, 1948's "Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide" in light of the Armenian Genocide (1914-1923) which took the lives of 1.5 million Armenians, the Jewish Holocaust (1941-1945) which took the lives of over six (6) million Jew and the lives of over twenty-two (22) million Black Americans lost to abortion alone today. I was asked to address this nationwide on the Josh Tolley Show. The work never stops. During this month (December 2019), the White House invited Lori and I to participate in their "Faith Leaders" meetings addressing the President Trump’s "Executive Order" (EO) on "Combatting Anti-Semitism" and his administration's priorities regarding our religious liberties. We were honored to do so. As December 2019 was coming to an end, Lori and I celebrated Christmas with the Walk for Life West Coast team and prepared for our busiest month of the year January 2020. Before close the 2019, I want to thank Artist Heather Collins for honoring the members of the National Black Pro-Life Coalition in her "Defenders Of Life And Justice In Christ Founders" collection. November 2019 kicked off with Walter and Lori presenting at the Calvary Chape in Oxnard, California and at the South Bay Community Church in Fremont, California for the Content of Character Series™. The Content of Character Series (COCS) is an educational summit that offers an array of transformational and educational programs with a Biblical worldview via well-known speakers for events and conferences. At the COCS Walter addresses "Black American History" and Lori presents the truth about "Black Genocide" in America. Every busy, Walter was on serval radio shows in the month of November, "Zeb at the Ranch" with host Zeb Bell, "Life Line" with host Craig Roberts, "The Birds Eye View" with host Bob Bird, the "Ed Martin Movement" with host Ed Martin, and finally on the "Stand Up For The Truth!" radio show with host David Fiorazo. October 2019 opened up with Walter speaking at the Respect Life Committee at St. Eugene's in Santa Rosa, California. Two (2) days later Walter spoke at the Catholics@Work 19th consecutive annual speakers serie inside the San Damiano Retreat Center in Danville, California. The very next week, Walter and Lori traveled to God's Learning Channel Television (TV) station in Odessa, Texas to record their very own television (TV) show. Following Odessa, Texas, Walter released their "Planned Parenthood Celebrates 103 Years as the Culture of Death" press release and lit the abortion industry on fire. Later in October, the White House invited Walter to participate in their "White House Faith Leaders" conference call. To end the month, Walter and Lori flew to Gaffney, South Carolina to speak at the Cherokee Pregnancy Center Options Medical annual fundraiser. September 2019 began with a trip to Birmingham, Alabama to speak at the National Day of Mourning sponosored by the National Black Pro-Life Coalition. Next Walter and Lori spoke at the “Let There Be Life” California Conference" in Berkeley, California and at the Life Legal Defene Foundation's "Dinner in the Vines" on the same day. The very next week Walter and Lori flew to Independence, Missouri to speak at the Missouri Right to Life. Walter and Lori then supported the Frederick Douglass Foundation and NorthStar Political Action Committee's Trump 2020 "Lets Do It Again" fundraiser featuring Katrina Pierson, Senior Advisor|National Spokesperson for the Donald Trump 2016 presidential campaign. WOW! September ended with a trip to Washington, D.C. to attend the CURE National Policy Summit. August began with the celebration of the Friday, August 2nd, 1776 signing of the United States Declaration of Independence. With the Widaman Communication's "Metro Voice" publishing Walter's "Abortion Worse Than Homicides" article, the "Tim Tapp Radio Show" host Tim Tapp interviewed Walter. Right after the radio show, Walter and Lori flew to God's Learning Channel Television (TV) station in Odessa, Texas to God's Learning Channel Television (TV) station in Odessa, Texas to record two (2) Pro-Life episodes on "The Light Of The Southwest" television show. After Texas Walter was interviewed by the Bott Radio station's radio show host Andrew Yates. Days later Walter preached at the Reformed Heritage Church in Los Gatos, California. August ended with Bobby Gunther, host of the Walsh Bobby Gunther Radio Show interviewing Walter about his August "TruthPR" Press Release: "Black Abortions Kills More Black Americans Than Black Homicides 42 to 1". A busy July 2019 ended with Walter and Lori traveling to Thousand Oaks, California (on a train) to present the latest data regarding the crippling impact of "Abortion In Black America" at Godspeak Calvary Chapel. The presentation was a game changer as it dealt with the data from the abortion industry itself (these are the facts the abortion industry is willing to admit to), in light of the four (4) specific reasons: "Why Black Leadership Rejects The Pro-Life Movement". In the middle of July of 2019 our YouTube Channel reached ten thousand (10k) subscribers! During this month we appeared on EWTN's live show "At Home with Jim & Joy" in Birmingham, Alabama, conferencee with White Houe Faith leaders, the Ruth Institute, the Obria National Advisory Board and did six (6) radio interviews. Yeah, we're exhausted. In June 0f 2019, Walter and Lori traveled to Washington, D.C. to take part in a brand new Pro-Life documentary with Benjamin Watson, a tight end for the National Football League's New England Patriots. Later on Walter and Lori were keynote presenters in San Diego Content of Characters Series. Right after the Content of Characters Series, Walter and Lori took an AMTRAK Train to Solana Beach, California, where Walter preached at the God Speaks Calvary Chapel. The God Speaks Calvary Chapel is pastored by Rob McCoy. There Walter preached fron 1st John 5:5 on the subject of "Irreversibility!". In May 2019, Walter and Lori traveled to the Poconos to help raise money for the Pregnancy Resource Center of the Poconos in East Stroudsburg Philadelphia and strengthen their outreach into the Black community. Saundra Woods is a volunteer for the Pregnancy Resource Center of the Poconos. After meeting with Walter and Lori, Saundra put her personal testimony on video. Click here to watch Saundra's powerful video. In April 2019 we conferenced with the national leadership for the Douglass Leadership Institute and prepared for their Sacramento Advocacy Day in the State Capitol regarding the amendment of AB1510. You can read out letter to the California's legislators here. March 2019 was all about promoting Abby Johnson's movie: "UnPlanned" which opened in theatres across the country this month. As one of the youngest Planned Parenthood clinic directors in the nation, Abby Johnson was involved in upwards of 22,000 abortions and counseled countless women on their reproductive choices. Abby's passion surrounding a woman's right to choose led her to become a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood, fighting to enact legislation for the cause she so deeply believed in. Until the day she saw something that changed everything. UnPlanned movie interview in Los Angeles, click here. February 2019 was all about Black History from a Pro-Life perspective. So Walter and Lori focused on their modern-day version of the "Underground Railroad". Since its very, very successful (i.e., God exceeded our expectations!) inauguration in 2017, this modern-day version of the “Underground Railroad" has become the Pro-Life movement's premier strategy to reach Black Pastors nationwide with a biblically based Pro-Life message and give them the necessary tools to advocate for life in their communities. To date, the program has been most successful in educating and training these leaders within the Black-American community as to the uniqueness of abortion issues within the Black community. Arthur Goldberg, Co-Director of the American based Jewish Institute for Global Awareness (JIFGA) and former Co-Director of JONAH, Inc., has graciously stepped in to help fund this project. to learn more and help fund this project. To learn more, click here. January 2019 marks the fifty-second (52nd) year of legalized abortion on demand in America since 1967. Since 1967, over twenty-one (21) million Black American babies have been killed by abortion. That's over 420,000 Black American babies aborted per year. To put this in perspective, it took the Klu Klux Klan (a white supremacist hate group) eighty-six (86) years to lynch 3,446 Black Americans. With this in mind, Walter flew to Memphis, Tennessee to meet with the Board of the Morning Center. The Morning Center exists to partner with the local Church to provide prenatal through postpartum care to moms in need, in the name of Jesus Christ. Then Walter and Lori flew to Washington, D.C. to help Black American Pro-Lifers move from "Education to Activation". After Washington, D.C., Walter and Lori flew to Rochester, New York to help the Frederick Douglass Foundation of New York reach deeper into the "Community of Color" with the Pro-Life message. On January 15th, 2019, the Issues4Life Foundation hosted its second (2nd) annual "Martin Luther King, Jr." webcast, its twelfth (12th) annual Walk for Life in Oakland, California and Walter spoke at the fifteenth (15th) annual Walk for LIfe West Coast in San Francisco. Top
December 2018 was filled with radio, television (TV), Skype and "in-studio" interviews regarding my new book "Black and Pro-Life In America", White House conference calls, Californians for Life conference calls, funerals, birthdays, Christmas parties and Abby Johnson's movie premier at the Christ Cathedral Cultural Center in Los Angeles. December 1st, 2018 marked the 63rd anniversary of Rosa Parks refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama, sparking the Montgomery Bus Boycott and Walter refusing to slow down fighting for life in the community of color. For Walter December included eight (8), some radio and some television, interviews regarding Walter's new book "Black and Pro-Life In America". In between the interviews, Walter and Lori attended both Senator Elect Shannon Grove's swearing in festivities in Sacramento, California (connecting with Thousand Oaks Pastor-Mayor Rob McCoy) and Abby's Johnson's new movie premier "UnPlanned" at the Christ Cathedral Cultural Center in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. In November 2018, the book "Black and Pro-Life In America" came out. The book details Walter and Lori's sacrifice for the lives of women and children facing abortion in Oakland, California. In October 2018, Walter and Lori traveled to the mountains of Crestline, California to support the Mountain Pregnancy Center. There plans were being made to reach a community with a full service medical team offering prenatal care. In September 2018, Walter was deeply involved in the Pro-Life movement's fight to secure Judge Brett Kavanaugh's United States Supreme Court nomination. Updates directly from Senior White House officials provided information that greatly strengthened Walter's outreach to Black American leadership. September was a busy month. Walter presented at Pro-Life San Francisco's “Let There Be Life” Conference on the campus of the University of California Berkeley. Then Walter and Lori traveled to Santa Cruz, California, where they strengthen the 40 Days for Life campaign and met with a local pastor fighting Human Trafficking. Next, Walter and Lori traveled to Detroit, Michigan and presented at the Guadalupe Partner's Michigan Sidewalk Counseling Summit. In both Ann Arbor and Detroit, Michigan, Walter and Lori met with leaders from inner city Pregnancy Care Centers. In August 2018, Walter traveled to Burnsville, Minnesota train Sidewalk Counselors at the National Sidewalk Counseling Symposium. A week later Walter and Lori celebrated the 100th Birthday of one (1) of the members of his original sidewalk counseling team. Next, Walter and Lori again traveled to Washington, D.C. to attend a private briefing at the White House on Thursday, August 23rd, 2018 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. to discuss the Trump Administration's priorities, including issues related to the faith community with with Senior Advisors to the President. While in Washington, D.C. Walter and Lori participated in the Douglass leadership Institute's Washington Briefing. In July of 2018 Walter addressed Napa Institute Conference in a panel discussion on how the Catholic Church can better reach Black Americans in light of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Then Walter talked about the number one (#1) crisis facing Black Americans at the 21st Annual Survivors Pro-Life Training Camp for youth in the Pro-Life movement. June of 2018 was very busy. Walter traveled to Macon, Georgia to rally the Pro-Life movement against an abortion facility that quietly obtained permission to open a clinic in Macon. Then Walter and Lori quickly traveled to San Diego, California where he addressed Black American History and Lori addressed the impact of abortion in Black America with California's Republican candidate for Governor John Cox. Next Walter traveled to Fresno, California to speak at the Central Valley's Republican Womens meeting to talk about why thirteen percent (13%) of Black American men voted for President Donald J. Trump. In April and May, Walter focused on augmenting the security of his online presence as Denial-Of-Service (DDOS) attacks were mounting against this website. March 2018 opened with the Larkspur Landing Conference, where Walter and Lori took the time to review the heart of the Issues4Life Foundation mission and prepare for the March for Life New York Radio Show. On the 13th of February we attended a White House reception in honor of National African American History Month with President Donald J. Trump. This year's theme, "African Americans in Times of War," called our attention to the heroic contributions of African Americans during our Nation's military conflicts, from the Revolutionary War to present-day operations. This invitation honors my Dad who served in the United States Air Force as a solider in the all Black Squadron 3728, Flight 3063 stationed at the Lackland Air Force Base. For those who don't know the history, in June 1949, Lackland began the integration of Black Airmen into regular units with whites. The "Indoctrination Division" began assigning recruits to squadrons and flights by sex and time of arrival only, thus ending racial segregation in the Air Force basic training program. Despite predictions of dire trouble, this change proceeded with relatively few issues. Both my Dad and my Mom are with the Lord now. I still talk with them and feel their love. As you can imagine, for Walter and Lori, the ministry only got busier after being invited to the White House. Next they traveled to San Diego, where their fundraiser was held in the private home of one of their supporters in Rancho Santa Fe. Then they concluded the month of February with Women VIPs (Volunteers In Politics), a group founder in 1973, that understands dedicated, enthusiastic volunteers are the most important asset of any political campaign. Still in February 2018, Lori and I partnered with the "Everlasting Light Ministries" and the "No Longer Bound" Abortion Recovery ministries and launched our #LifeLongRegretIsReal Abortion Recovery Video Series. The videos in this series are meant to be used within a safe counseling context with the intent of aiding an open, honest and intimate discussion on the subject of abortion regret. The goal of the video series is to help reclaim the lives of those that regret their abortion decision. In January of 2018, after thirty-three (33) years of service, the Family Planning Specialists Medical Group is closed. Today, the Family Planning Specialists Medical Group is a former abortion clinic. This is the abortion clinic that conspired with the Oakland City Council to created a law to have Walter arrested, tried, convicted and cruelly incarcerated. The diabolical plot worked. Walter indeed served time in jail. Ultimately, this case went all the way the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. To learn much more, click here. Still in January 2018, Walter and Lori launched the Black Pro-Life movement's first (1st) ever Webcast on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday. The Webcast featured, Dr. Alveda King (Niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.), Archbishop Salvatore Joseph Cordileone (Archdiocese of San Francisco), Abby Johnson (President of And Then There Were None), Father Frank Pavone (National Director of Priests For Life), Father Joseph D. Fessio, S.J. (Founder and Editor of Ignatius Press) and Bishop Ronnie D. Allen, Ph.D. (President of the International Faith Base Coalition). The Webcast highlighted and benefited the ministry of the Issues4Life Foundation. Again in January 2018, Walter and Lori hosted the Issues4Life's Foundation's 11th Annual Standup4Life Rally|Walk in front of Oakland City Hall. Top
As 2017 came to an end, the work was rentless, Walter addressed colleged students at the Students for Life of America's Northern California Leadership Workshop in San Jose, California. Later, both Walter and Lori received the United for Life team's prestigious "Human Life" Award for their "dedication to saving the lives of the unborn". In September, Walter addressed the first seven (7) Black Americans to serve in the United States Congress in Kansas City, Missouri. In August, Walter spoke at the inaugural press conference for the National Congress of Racial Equality on the steps of the California's capitol in Sacramento, California. In July, Walter and Lori met privately with the founders of the Walk for Life Northwest and the Bioethics Defense Fund in Idaho. June of 2017 was a busy month. At the Suvivor of the Abortion Holocaust's Pro-Life Youth Camp, Walter and Lori addressed Planned Parenthood's Racist Legacy. To download the presentation, click here. After speaking in Fresno on "Abortion's Impact On The Black Family", Walter and Lori joined the Organization for Justice and Equality to protest against proposed marijuana dispensary in San Francisco’s Sunset neighborhood. Still in June, The Salt & Light Council partnered with Walter to create and launch the Content of Character of Series and Walter and Lori traveled to Washington, D.C. and met with National Pro-Life Leaders to report on the new strategy their "Black Pastors and Wives" conference presents to the Pro-Life movement. After which, Walter spoke at the Freedom Journal's Black Conservative Summit and addressed the Black vote and the 2016 Presidential election. Then, while still in Washington, D.C., Walter and Lori joined Star Parker in an impromptu, unedited and unscripted discussion at CURE's new television studio and later spoke for the National Organization for Marriage's Annual March for Marriage where they talked about the biblical relationship between the marriage and the life movements. In May of 2017, Walter and Lori focused on their "Black Pastors and Wives" Conference in Allensworth, California. The theme was: "Without Life, We Have Nothing!". The conference was a huge success, employing a strategy that hasn't been used since the mid 1800's when Harriet Tubman (an escaped slave and a devout Christian) built the underground railroad and rescued about seventy (70) slaves (family and friends) in approximately thirteen (13) trips to Maryland during a ten (10) year period (1850-1860). To learn more about the conference, click here. In April of 2017, Walter and Alveda King teamed up in Detroit, Michigan to address the Black abortion rate exceeding the birth rate. A week later, Walter and Lori traveled to Bozeman, Montana to talk about "The Healing Power Of Forgiveness". In March Walter and Lori made two (2) "undercover trips" to Allensworth, California to work out last minute details and prepare video for their "Black Pastors and Wives" Conference. In February of 2017, Walter and Lori addressed Black History Month from a Pro-Life perspective in a series of quotes from historically conservative thinkers. In January of 2017, Walter and Lori were invited to Washington, D.C. to meet with National Pro-Life Leadership, addressed the needs of their annual "StandUp 4Life Walk" in Oakland, California in the midst of "Inauguration Day" Protesters, hosted their annual "Conversations4Life Benefit Dinner", organized Black Pastors on stage at the Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco, California, met with students from the St. Clare Highschool in Santa Clara, California and spoke at the Walk for Life Northwest in Spokane, Washington. Top
In December of 2016, Walter participated in the Washington, D.C., Cure Clergy Network's "Post Election" update. This conference call addressed the concerns of Black Pastors from around the nation and answered the question: "What's Next?" In November of 2016, the Broward County Right for Life invited Walter and Lori to keynote their annual fundraising breakfast at the Calvary Chapel Fellowship church in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. In October of 2016, the St. James Catholic Church flew Walter and Lori to Oaklahoma City to speak at their "Choose Life & Live Mercy Walk and Prayer" event. Next, the Culture of Life Family Services (COLFS) invited Walter and Lori to attend their 7th Annual Gala as one of their "Sue Lopez Memorial" Pro-Life Persons of the Year award winner. In the same month pregnancy centers Real Options and GHS Women's Center invited Walter and Lori to attend their annual fundraisers and the Faith Fellowhip a FourSquare Church in San Leandro, California invited to Walter and Lori to meet with Brad Dacus, President of the Pacific Justice Institute and Rochelle Petersen, and executive member of the Frederick Douglass Foundation of California to discuss the Pro-Life movement. In September of 2016, Walter launched the "Election Version" of his "In A Minute" video series and published five (5) videos dedicated to exposing Planned Parenthood, the Democratic Party and the impact of abortion in Black America in light of the 2016 Presidential election. These videos reached over 400,000 voters and counting. To see the 2016 Election videos, click here. In August of 2016, Walter met with Pro-lifers from across the country in the Father Frank Pavone's Priests Office on Staten Island, New York to delevope nationwide strategies reaching Black American leadership. In June of 2016, Walter teamed up with American Life Leagues Culture of Life Studies Program's "Who Is The Real Margaret Sanger?" project. This project is a three (3) part educational video series for high school students. Click here to see the video. In April of 2016, Walter teamed up with Dianne N. Irving, Ph.D., a former career-appointed bench research biochemist|biologist (NIH, NCI, Bethesda, MD), a Professor of the History of Philosophy, and of Medical Ethics and the Pro-Life’s movement leading Bioethicist to launch our "Life Science Project" which brings accurate science and medical advancements that promote life to the Black American community. Click here to view our first "Life Science Project" video. In February of 2016, during Black History Month, Walter and Lori explored the Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park as a potential site for a small but strategic Black Pastors Conference focusing on Black History in terms of the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution. The Fourteenth (14th) Amendment makes it extremely clear that no State shall deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, nor deny any person the equal protection of the law. This conference, both historic in its nature and unprecedented in its purpose, will be the first of its kind addressing the protection of human life (from the womb to the tomb) as the “Final Chapter of the Civil Rights Movement.” Click here for a bit more. Yes, there will be much more to come. Top
In 2015 Walter addressed the impact of abortion in Black America at the Future Conference in La Mesa, Calfornia, wrapped up the first year of worship services (literally) in the White House in Washington, D.C. where he preached from the subject: "How To Contend For The Faith!" (Jude 3,22,23), completed a video project with 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate Carly Fiorina denouncing Planned Parenthood, hosted 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate Ben Carson in Hayward, California, corresponded with 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee regarding the impact of abortion on Black American leadership, addressed Medical Apartheid in Vancouver, Washington and received the Culture of Life Family Services' (COLFS) Sue Lopez Memorial Pro-Life Persons of the Year. In December of 2015, Walter worked with Lynne M. Jackson, the Great-great Granddaughter of Dred Scott and President and Founder of The Dred Scott Heritage Foundation, to write the article, "The Essence of Personhood: Yesterday, Today and Forever". Lynne's article went viral and greatly strengthen the Black Pro-Life movement. In October of 2015, Walter and Lori flew to San Diego, California where they attended as honored guests at the Culture of Life Family Services (COLFS) Gala. In August of 2015, Walter and Lori attended the Californians for Life Summer Summit in Irvine, California. There Walter addressed the theme "Commemorating the 48th year of legalized abortion in California, June 14th, 1967".
In 2014 Walter and his wife (Lori) were the recipients of both the Students for Life of America's West Coast Conference Defender of Life Award and the Bioethics Defense Fund's Witnesses for Life award. In December of 2014, Walter and Lori flew to San Diego, California, where they would spend their last Christmas with Walter's mother, Vida Mae Hoye. In November of 2014, Walter and Lori flew to Memphis, Tennessee to work with the Morning Center. Walter serves on the board of the Morning Center which exists to partner with the local Church and provides prenatal through postpartum care to moms in need, in the name of Jesus, at no charge. The Morning Center was launched by Samaritan Ministries International in 2011 out of love for mothers and their newborns. In October of 2014, Walter and Lori, once again traveled to the StubHub Center in Los Angeles, California, where Walter joined actor David Henrie, Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez and survivor of the Rwandan Holocaust, Immaculate Ilibagiza to encourage Junior High and High School students to serve Jesus Christ. Yeah, we had a ball. Cultural Proficiency Training (CPT). This is the only training in the country that provides the knowledge, skills, and attitudes and beliefs that enable people to work well with, respond effectively to, and be supportive of people in cross-cultural settings. It is important to note that as demographic change in communities across the country, the importance of staff training to enhance an organization's ability to deliver culturally appropriate messaging is undeniable. Next, Walter and Lori traveled to Washington, D.C. There Walter spoke at the Black Conservative Summit held at the Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship. In August of 2014, Walter and Lori traveled to Birmingham, Alabama. There they participated in the National Sidewalk Counseling Symposium. In July of 2014, Walter and Lori flew to Ridgecrest, North Carolina, to conduct a workshop entitled: “The Hidden Agenda of Abortion” for LifeWay’s Black Church Leadership and Family Conference. Right after the workshop, Walter and Lori jumped back on a plane to fly to Washington, D.C. again to meet with National Pro-Life Leadership. In June of 2014, Walter and Lori traveled to Roseville, California to participate in the California Pro-Life Leadership Summit. Their, Walter and Lori collaborated with Pro-Life leaders in the state of California in a two (2) day strategy development process. The goal was to work together as part of a strategic plan to end abortion in California. This meeting coincided with the June 14th signing of the "Therapeutic Abortion Act" in 1967, legalizing abortion in California long before Roe v Wade. Later in the same month, Walter and Lori traveled to Silverado, California, where together they would speak to youth attending the Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust Bootcamp. United States Senate and call out the Congressional Black Caucus for allowing abortion to reach crisis levels in the Black community. While in Washington, D.C., Walter also met with the national leadership of the Pro-Life movement. In March of 2014, Walter flew to Baltimore, Maryland to speak in the National Frederick Douglass Leadership Summit. At the conference, Walter represented the Frederick Douglass Foundation of California. In January of 2014, Walter and Lori met with the national leaders of the Pro-Life movement in Washington, D.C. and then flew back to San Diego, California, where Walter spoke at the Walk for Life San Diego event in Balboa Park. On Friday, January 24th, 2014, Walter and Lori held their seventh (7th) annual "StandUp4Life" rally in front of Oakland City Hall in Oakland, California. Top
In 2013 Walter was recognized by Chicago's Pro-Life Pro-Family Coalition for his Strong Stand for Life and Family. In November of 2013, Walter spoke at the Values Advocacy Council meeting in Campbell, California. At the end of November 2013, alter and Lori attended the funeral of Khya Polk. To learn more about Khya's life and her mother, Stephanie Spidell's decision to give Khya life, watch and listen to this video and then download the Celebrate Life Magazine story. In October of 2013, Walter and Lori were invited again to attend LIFEsocal's Christian Services 4Life event at the Home Depot Center in Caron, California. Once there, Walter teamed up with Maria Cahill, 2011 Miss Delaware. Later in October of 2013, Walter traveled to Fairbanks, Alaska to speak at the Pregnancy Center of the Tanana Valley's Annual Banquet Fundraiser. Catholic Medical Association's meeting in Santa Barbara, California. At the meeting, Walter keynoted on the topic "Barriers to the Pro-Life movement in the Black American community". In August of 2013, Walter and Lori flew to Columbus, Ohio, where Walter keynoted for Greater Columbus' Right to Life. In July of 2013, Walter and Lori, traveled to Chicago, Illinois for a Tonya Reaves, Press Conference and Prayer Vigil in front of Planned Parenthood. Later Walter and Lori participated in Pro-Life Action Ministries', National Sidewalk Counseling Symposium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In June of 2013, Walter and Lori participated in the Survivor of the Abortion Holocaust's Pro-Life Bootcamp for high schoolers and college-age youth. In May of 2013, Walter and Lori, again, traveled to Washington, D.C. This time for a briefing with members of Congress and their staff to hear the facts about abortion in America. At the end of May, Walter and Lori flew back to Washington, D.C. to attend the Family Research Concil's (FRC) Watchmen Conference. In April of 2013, Walter and Lori traveled to Madison, Wisconsin, where Walter was the featured speaker at the Pro-Life Wisconsin Spring Awards Dinner. Later Walter and Lori flew to Chicago, Illinois to speak at the Pro-Life|Family Coalition's Annual Conference. In March of 2013, Walter and Lori traveled to Fort Worth, Texas to The Richard Land Center where Walter keynoted on abortion's impact on the Black Community and the role that Black churches play in countering. While there, Walter shared the Maafa21 DVD with Pastor Fred Luter, Jr. Pastor Luter would become the Southern Baptist Conference's first Black American President and the recipient of the National Black Pro-Life Coalition's Mildred Fay Jefferson Award for standing boldly and courageously in the face of Planned Parenthood. At the end of March, Walter and Lori flew to Washington, D.C. to speak at the National Organization for Marriage's March for Marriage. In February of 2013, Walter and Lori organized a Maafa 21 Screening at the Koret Auditorium in San Francisco, California. In January of 2013, Walter and Lori flew to New York, New York to help the Frederick Douglass Foundation of New York relate the impact of abortion in the Black community to Frederick Douglass' message of personal accountability and responsibility.Top
In 2012 Walter was invited by Congressman Allen West to address the "Economic Impact of Abortion" on the Hill in Washington, D.C. Exhausted, Walter and Lori made one final trip to Washington, D.C. in December of 2012 to meet with the Americans United for Life (AUL) leadership team to discuss the power of personhood as a political strategy in Black America. In November of 2012, Walter and Lori traveled to Los Angeles to speak at the Go2Bat4LIFE event at Dodger Stadium. There Walter and Lori met with Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez, Lila Rose, Eduardo Verástegui, Marion Jones, and Mauricio Kuri. Right after Dodger Stadium, Walter and Lori traveled to Gardena, California, where Walter spoke at the International Pro-Life Youth Conference hosted by the Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust. In October of 2012, Walter and Lori traveled to Nashville, Tennessee, where Walter spoke at the Life Ambassadors Leadership Forum in the famous Opryland Hotel. Once they were back in California, Walter and Lori traveled to San Diego were honored guests at the Culture Of Life Family Services 3rd Annual Fall Gala. There they met with Rwandan Genocide Survivor, Immaculée Ilibagiza regarding the Pro-Life movement in Africa. Finally, at the end of the month, Walter and Lori flew to Abington, Philadelphia, where Walter spoke at the 40 Days For Life kickoff event. In September of 2012, Walter and Lori traveled back to Washington, D.C. to meet with the Pro-Life movement's national leadership. Then, back in California, Walter spoke at the Catholic Men's Fellowship in Fremont. In July of 2012, Walter and Lori flew back to Washington, D.C., to meet with the Americans United for Life (AUL) team to discuss an Amici for Personhood Oklahoma's appeal to the United States Supreme Court (USSC). They then met privately with Star Parker. Star is the founder and president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE), a Washington, D.C. based public policy institute that promotes market-based solutions to fight poverty. Next, Walter and Lori met with the Pro-Life movement's national leadership. At the end of this trip, Walter and Lori participated in the American Life League's "Intrinsic Human Rights and Personhood National Conference" where Walter addressed the power of personhood in the Black community. In June 0f 2012, Walter and Lori flew to San Diego, California, where Walter would speak at the Eagle Forum at the Sky Line Church in La Mesa, California. On Thursday, June 28th, 2012, Walter's father, Walter B. Hoye, died. It was Walter's Dad that taught him how to be a man. At the end of June, Walter and Lori travelled to Modesto, California, where they met with Father Illo and discussed the Pro-Life movement. In May of 2012, Walter and Lori drove to Sacramento, California to strengthen the Alternatives Pregnancy Center's outreach into the Black community. In April of 2012, Walter and Lori traveled to Council Bluffs, Iowa. In Iowa, Walter keynoted the Gabriel's Corner CPC's annual celebration of Life Dinner. In March of 2012, Walter and Lori would fly to Des Moines, Iowa, where Walter would speak for the Iowans for L.I.F.E. team and address abortion in Black America. Still in March of 2012, Walter and Lori would fly back to Washington, D.C. to participate in the Fourth (4th) Frederick Douglass Leadership Summit in the headquarters of the Family Research Council. At the end of the month of March Walter would speak at the "Make Straight the Pathway Conference" in San Francisco, California. National Black Pro-Life Coalition meetings and AAPLOG's Annual Research and Strategy Meeting. At AAPLOG, Walter debated Clarke Forsythe, Esq, Senior Counsel Americans United for Life on the merits of "Personhood Amendments" and won. On January of 2012, Walter and Lori served as "Life Ambassadors" for Care♥Net Pregnancy Centers in Sacramento, California. Later in the same month, Walter and Lori then traveled to Washington, D.C., where they met with the national leadership of the Pro-Life movement. During the same week Walter would speak at the Conservative Black Forum, an event sponsored by then Congressman Allen West and moderated by Star Parker on "the Hill" in the Capitol Building. By God's grace, Congressman Trent Franks (the U.S. Representative for Arizona's 8th congressional district from 2003 to 2017) introduced Walter to Nelli Gray. Nelly Gray (June 24, 1924 - August 13, 2012), was the Pro-Life activist who founded the annual March for Life in 1974, following the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling which decriminalized abortion the previous year (1973). Walter speaking at the March for Life is pictured above.Top
In 2011 Walter received the "Hero at Heart" Award from the Life Issues Institute to recognize outstanding courage on behalf of innocent life. Walter was also interviewed on Life Issues Institute's Emmy Award winning television program (Season 4: Episode 2: Free Speech Denied), Facing Life Head-On. In November 2011, Walter and Lori flew to Detroit, Michigan to attend "The Call Detroit" at the Ford Field (Home of the Detroit Lions). In October 2011, Dr. Alveda C. King invited Walter and Lori to attend the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Dedication in Washington, D.C. While inside the West Potomac Park at the private dedication for the King family and friends, Walter was sixty (60) steps away from then President Barack Hussein Obama. Wearing his "Got Jesus?" baseball cap, Walter caught the attention of President Obama and the two (2) entered into an aggressive staring contest. Lori took the picture of the two (2) men staring at each other. Later in the month of October 2011, Walter and Lori flew to Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, where Walter shared in Pro-Life testimony at the Olympic Hotel and Resort Conference Center for the Pro-Life Wisconsin team. In September of 2011 Walter and Lori launched their third (3rd) billboard campaign in Sacramento, California. This billboard campaign lasted twenty-eight (28) days, featured twelve (12) large billboards and introduced the phrase: "Fatherhood Begins In The Womb" and gave Black leadership a way to address the impact of abortion in Black America without saying the word "abortion". In August of 2011, Walter and Lori flew to Minneapolis, Minnesota to speak at the National Sidewalk Counselor Symposium and then to the Mother of Life Conference in San Diego, California. In July 2011, Walter and Lori joined the National Black Pro-Life Congress (NBPLC) protesting at the N.A.A.C.P's 102nd Annual Convention in Los Angeles, California. In June 0f 2011, Walter and Lori launched a sixty (60) billboard campaign in Oakland, California entitled: "Black and Beautiful". The "Black and Beautiful" billboard campaign was their second (2nd) billboard campaign and lasted thirty-five (35) days and again, effectively impacted Black American leadership. In May of 2011 Walter keynoted the Livermore Pregnancy Resource Center's Annual Banquet and attended a Care♥Net's Leaders for Life Summit in Washington, D.C. as a consultant. In April of 2011, Walter keynoted the Real Options Pregnancy Center's Walk for Life event in San Jose, California. At the end of March 2011, Walter and Lori traveled to Los Angeles again to serve as Master of Ceremony at the LIFEsocal event with Lila Rose at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. In March of 2011, Walter and Lori again addressed: "Abortion in the African-American Community" at the BASS Church Worker Convention in Castro Valley, California. In the same month, Walter and Lori attended the Frederick Douglass Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C., where Walter addressed the impact of abortion in Black America. In January of 2011, Walter and Lori launched their 1st billboard campaign entitled: "Endangered Species". This billboard campaign put up seventy (70) billboards in Los Angeles, California. Yeah, seventy (70) billboards that included four (4) billboards along the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. parade route. The campaign lasted fifty-six (56) days and effectively reached Black American leadership. Top
In December of 2010, Walter and Lori met with the National Black Pro-Life Coalition at the Father's House in Norcross, Georgia. In October of 2010, Walter and Lori participated in the "Project Truth College Tour" in San Francisco, California and then teamed up with the Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust in Nashville, Tennessee. In September of 2010 Walter was on stage with Pastor Jim Garlow speaking at the "Pray and Act" event, hosted by the Greater New Hope Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. In August of 2010 Walter and Lori joined Alveda King at Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor Rally" at the feet of Abraham Lincoln on the National Mall in Washington D.C. In May of 2010 Walter wrote his first Monday email column entitled: "Silence In The Black Church". In February of 2010 Walter and Lori led a workshop at the BASS Church Worker Convention (a conference for Northern California Churches) in Castro Valley, California addressing abortion in the African-American Community. Top
Graciously the Family Research Council recognized Walter Hoye with the 2009 "John Wise Award" at their "Watchmen On The Wall" conference. In August Walter met with Archbishop Bakyenga from the Archdiocese of Mbarara, Uganda, where the Children's Hospital is being constructed to talk about a Pro-Life ministry in Uganda. At the end of August, Walter spoke at Respect Life Prayer Breakfast in Temecula, California and at the Oakland Diocese's Pro-Life Boot Camp in Oakland, California. In October of 2009, Walter and Lori traveled to Cincinnati, Ohio, where Walter would speak at the Protecting Black Life's Life Solidarity Conference. In July of 2009, Walter and Lori attended Operation Save America's Personhood Leadership Summit, where Walter was one of the keynote speakers. In June 2009, Walter and Lori headed to Hawaii, where the Hawaii Right to Life Hilo Chapter, hosted a conference with Joe Scheidler of the Pro-life Action League and Bobby Schindler (brother of the late Terri Schaivo). National Black Pro-Life Congress' (NBPLC) third (3rd) Annual Abortion Rally at the N.A.A.C.P. Fundraising Dinner in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Levon R. Yuille is President of the National Black Pro-Life Congress. In the same month, Walter and Lori attended the Choose Life Rally in San Diego, California, where Walter was a keynote speaker. A few days later, Walter and Lori were guests of honor at the Culture of Life Family Services Fundraising Dinner. In March of 2009 Walter and Lori traveled to Washington, D.C. to meet with members of the United States Congress to discuss the impact of pro-abortion "bubble laws" across the country based on the June 28th, 2000 Supreme Court Hill v. Colorado decision. Later in the month of March, in department 109 on the fifth (5th) floor of the Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse, 661 Washington Street, Oakland, California, Judge Stuart Hing sent Walter to the Santa Rita Jail. While in jail and fasting on the twenty-fourth (24th) day of fasting for the Forty (40) Days For Life Campaign, miraculously, God blessed Walter to teach His Word, counsel the hurting and lead the lost to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. In April of 2009, after nineteen (19) days in jail, Walter spoke at the Birth Choice of Temecula's Walk for Life. Top
In 2008, Walter and his wife (Lori) organized their first "StandUp4Life Rally" In Oakland, California in front of Oakland City Hall and were the recipients of the 4th Annual Walk for Life West Coast's St. Gianna Molla Award for "Courage Under fire" in the Pro-Life movement. Walter's work in the Pro-Life community was the subject Chuck Colson's Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Day BreakPoint. As you may remember, Walter was unjustly jailed for his peaceful defense of the unborn on a sidewalk outside an abortion clinic in Oakland, California. He served as an incredible leader for the cause of the unborn despite the personal costs. His seven (7) part series entitled "Betrayal Trauma" detailing the four (4) reasons why Black American leadership rejects the Pro-Life movement has gone viral and is the subject of many of his speaking engagements. His "Letter from the Santa Rita Jail" and his California Equal Rights Amendment appeal for Personhood entitled "Why I Can't Wait" are now classics. His passion for Personhood and American History is well documented in the Pro-Life movement. Top
Pro-Life Freedom Rider || Author
Building on a method that the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960's embraced, Dr. Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King, Jr., led the historic Pro-life Freedom Rides in 2010. Like the thirteen (13) individuals who boarded a bus in Washington DC in 1961 and headed for New Orleans, the Pro-life Freedom Ride, was a peaceful, visible expression of the commitment of people around the country to work for freedom for the unborn. Not only did Dr. Alveda King, Walter and Lori Hoye ride together, their picture working together in Oakland, California is featured on the Pro-life Freedom Ride Bus. As author of the book, "Leadership from the INSIDE Out", Walter is in demand as a speaker and consultant. To purchase Walter's book online click here. On Friday, March 20th, 2009, fifteen months after the City of Oakland, California, passed a law making it illegal to approach a woman entering an abortion clinic without her consent, Walter went to jail for standing on a public sidewalk outside an abortion clinic with a sign that said: "God loves you and your baby. Let us help you." The book, "Black and Pro-Life In America", tells Walter's story. The question asked by Walter's story is not: "Is abortion wrong?" but rather "Do American citizens have the right to say that abortion is wrong?" "Black and Pro-Life In America" not only answers this question, it speaks to the challenges facing Christians exercising their constitutional right to free speech and their Christian duty to offer help to others in need. To read Walter's commentary on issues facing the Pro-Life community click here. Walter is a Christian, married and the father of two (2) adult children. He and his wife (Lori), live in Union City, California. "Walter embodies the Martin Luther King, Jr. legacy, standing up for the least of these, the vulnerable mothers and their babies." — Dr. Alveda C. King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Tuesday, March 31st, 2009). Walter has been featured on Dr. D. James Kennedy's Coral Ridge Hour that is carried nationwide and overseas on Middle East Trinity Broadcasting Network, Armed Forces Network and "Facing Life Head-On TV" hosted by Brad Mattes. If you would like Walter to speak at your next event, please use this link to click here today. Top
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