The Tampa Bay Center for Community Transformation

Transform Tampa Bay

Cheryl Faries & Doug Walker

Who We Are

Doug Walker, M.Div. . is the Director of the Center for Church and Community at the Tampa Bay Center for Community Transformation. Doug is a past pastor of St. John Primitive Baptist Church in Clearwater Florida. Formerly national consultant for criminal justice reform for the General Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church, he continues to consult UM conferences, districts, and congregations throughout the United States. A minister, pastor, facilitator, and trainer, Doug promotes hope and healing for congregations and communities across the country through the Healing Communities and Resilient Congregations ministry frameworks. He carries a message of genuine reciprocal relationship with those directly impacted by crime and the criminal justice system. He is a graduate of Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Public Policy with a specialization in Martin Luther King studies.