Reverend Dr. Sir Walter L. Mack, Jr.
A committed warrior whose weapons are spiritual in nature and explosive in impact, the Reverend Dr. Sir Walter Lee Mack, Jr. is a soldier whose battlefield is expansive enough to reach the nations and inclusive enough to connect with those who are the least among us.
Formally educated at Elon College in Elon, NC (Bachelor of Arts – Mass Communications), Duke University in Durham, NC (Master of Divinity) and United Theological Seminary in Dayton, OH (Doctor of Ministry), Dr. Mack is devoted to the promotion of education and dedicated to continual advancement. He completed a continuing education program at Harvard University which focused on economic development and community revitalization where he was both a pupil and invited guest preacher. He was also a guest lecturer and round table participant at Oxford University in Oxford, England that focused on the role of religion in education and the government. Dr. Mack currently serves eight students as their academic advisor and theological mentor through the doctoral program at United Theological Seminary which focuses on developing leadership for effective programming ministry in the Post-Modern Era.
Dr. Mack has written four books. His first book, Passion for Your Kingdom Purpose, was released in 2004 and continues to transform the lives of believers and framing the Kingdom of God for the unchurched. His second and third books, Destined for Promotion: God’s Plan for Moving You Higher and Hope for Hip Hop were released in 2008. His fourth book, How To Make A Wrong Relationship Right was released in 2010. In this revolutionary book, Dr. Mack opens the scriptures about relationships as it pertains to love, spirituality, leadership, soul mates, business and finances. Dr. Mack’s other publications and national media highlights include: Sermon “The First Supper” featured in the Summer 2005 The African American Pulpit Journal, a feature in May/June 2005 issue of Ministries Today, an international Christian magazine for the Corner To Corner (C2C) Drug Dealers Conference, interview on The Harvest TV talk show, internationally syndicated live, hour-long, daily television program as well as various other national radio stations to discuss his first book, Sermon “A Mess-Up in the Set-Up” published in the Winter 2006-07 issue of The African American Pulpit Journal. Dr. Mack has also appeared on Trinity Broadcast Network (TBN) on numerous occasions proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ in various forms. Through his ever-expanding ministry opportunities, Dr. Mack has been blessed with such opportunities as being selected to render the opening prayer at the prestigious Hampton Ministers Conference in which more than 15,000 people were in attendance; Selected to present at the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Lecture Series where he presented “Maintaining a Certain Sound of the Trumpet: Effective Evangelism and Outreach and the creation of the Preaching to Preachers series in which a succession of services provided an opportunity for ministers in the Winston-Salem and surrounding communities to be inspired by the preaching of God's word. Additionally, he recently confirmed eighteen ministers, ordained seven, licensed two and commissioned nine.
Rev. Dr. Sir Walter Lee Mack, Jr. is a strong proponent of ministry beyond the four walls of the church. Having traveled on three continents, Dr. Mack’s global work began with international missions trips to Haiti and Israel. His commitment to outreach stems first from his local ministry which works diligently to meet the educational, social, economic, spiritual and physical needs of his congregation and surrounding region. After identifying a need to unite the Christian Community, Mack originated a Unity Prayer Gathering which garnered the support of hundreds of churches and thousands of individuals from various denominations, races and cultures in his birth city Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Diligently serving as pastor and teacher, this distinguished leader provides spiritual and business guidance for the management and growth of the Union Baptist Church to include the expansion of the church roll from 300 to over 4200 members requiring a total of three services to meet the needs of attendance. Through a Drug Dealer’s Conference created by Sir Walter Mack, hundreds of drug dealers were galvanized in his church to enhance their knowledge of God, self and society. The ultimate goal was to lead them to Christ and illustrate what it means to be liberated in the Kingdom. As a result of the phenomenal nationwide media response, a prototype was established for communities throughout the country. The program expanded to include aftercare services, C2C Remix, which provides ongoing support for participants.
Because of his heart for people, Mack created Union Urban Ministries, a food and clothing bank providing basic necessities to the homeless and other indigent populations; Spearheaded a petition drive concerning BET programming content and the effects on community garnering support from individuals, churches and institutions from around the country; Guided church in evangelism efforts which include missions trips to Haiti, outreach through street evangelism and structured programs for community institutions to include jail and prison ministries, transitional houses as well as assisted living and nursing homes; Initiated and produced the Union Baptist Church Music Ministry’s first CD “Going on With Jesus Anyhow;” and co-produced gospel stage plays to further expand ministry through the arts. His dedication to economic development led the Union Baptist Church to purchase and renovate a 12 unit apartment complex as well obtain a grocery store in a blighted community for renovation. Additionally, Mack envisioned a new method of evangelism to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ through the Gospel Ice Cream Truck which was designed to reach the non-church goer in a contemporary culture.
Because of his keen sense of discernment and spiritual perspicacity, Mack is considered a churchologist. He is called upon by churches and corporations alike to develop strategies and formulate ministries that impact the internal and external climate of the entity. He develops and conducts seminars and speeches for organizations and corporations. Additionally, Mack analyzes corporate culture and imparts guidance on developing spirituality in the workplace as well as provides consultation in the area of cultural awareness and diversity. His insight and skills have been used at Tyson Foods working with chaplains and ministers from more than 120 countries, American Express, Winston Salem Urban League, Western Carolina University, Elon College, Wake Forest University, Harvard University and the NAACP.
Mack’s work for Christ does not go unnoticed in the community. Mack was cited as one the top 20 preachers under 40 by the African American Pulpit Journal. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the NAACP Community Service Award, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity – Man of the Year, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity – Community Excellence Award, The Chronicle – Man of the Year Award, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. - David R. Hedgely Social Action Award, Martin Luther King, Jr. “Dare To Make A Difference Award,” and Fox 8 News “Content of Their Character” Award. His affiliations with organizations and the boards he serves on include National Baptist Convention, Progressive Baptist Convention, NC General Baptist State Convention, NC Pastors Consortium, Rowan Baptist Association, C-12 Christian Professional Group, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Second Harvest Food Bank, Triad Cultural Arts Program, Triad Juneteenth Project and the Union Community Development Corporation. On the celebration of his tenth pastoral anniversary, Trade Street was renamed in his honor.
Dr. Sir Walter Lee Mack, Jr. is married to Lady Kim Romaine Bush. He is a native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina and is the son of Mrs. Frances Mack and the late Rev. Dr. Sir Walter Mack, Sr. He has made an indelible impression on his community, his nation, his world because he believes in providing sound, practical teaching and keen opportunities to edify the kingdom of God. His ministry is centered on prayer, dynamic worship, study, fellowship and evangelism. Because of his enthusiastic love for Christ and his selfless love for his people, Dr. Mack is committed to letting his light shine so that men may see his good works but glorify God.