John and Melissa Walker, Lead Pastors

John Walker, the son of Rev. Gilbert and Nancy Walker, was called to ministry by God in the summer of 2000.  Pastor John's training came in two forms, serving his father at First Assembly in Maxton, NC and attending Native American Bible College located in Shannon, NC.  In March of 2009, the membership of Beyond The Veil voted unanimously to accept Pastor John as their Pastor. 


Pastor loves to preach and teach God's Word, sing, play golf, watch sports, travel, cook, eat what he cooks and spend time with his wife and daughters.

On June 4, 2005, he married his soul mate, Melissa.  Behind every strong man, there is an even stronger woman.  Melissa is the daughter of Howard and Delores McGirt.  Her parents instilled in her the importance of loving God, family, and hard work.  She is a medical lab technician at the Robeson County Health Department in Lumberton, NC. 


Melissa loves to garden, sew, work with puzzles, travel, watch football and basketball and spend time with her daughters.


Kaylee is the oldest and she was born on January 29, 2010.  Emily is baby and she was born on June 12, 2013.