Christian Ministry Medal of Service

Awarded to individuals for dedication to advancing their chosen fields and making significant impacts in our world.

Barbara Walker

BS '67

Contributions to Christian Ministry

A trailblazer at Baylor as the University’s first female African-American graduate, Barbara Walker charted a course in the burgeoning field of social work to help countless people in need find their way. Heeding the call to service as a Baylor student, she has served 32 years helping families as a career social worker with the State of California, specializing in mental health. Aside from her time serving in the mental health sector, Walker started and runs a ministry that provides free resources and programming to help parents understand and support their loved ones. Working with parents and patients alike, she has seen her call to social work come together with her call to minister.

Read the Baylor Magazine story.