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Rev. Dr. Ken Walden to be Featured on SCETV Radio at Noon Friday

Nov 15, 2012

University Chaplain Rev. Dr. Ken J. Walden’s recent interview with noted South Carolina historian Dr. Walter Edgar will be featured on SCETV Radio Friday, Nov. 16.

The interview will highlight Walden’s journey as a pastor from South Carolina to North Carolina, Detroit, California and back, according to Edgar’s site on  It will air at noon.  SCETV Radio can be found in the Midlands at WLTR-FM 91.3 

You can listen to the podcast of the interview now by clicking this link:

Walden arrived at Claflin this summer.  Previously, he was the first African-American senior pastor of Lakewood First United Methodist Church in the Los Angeles area.  He also pastored at Wilshire United Methodist Church between Hollywood and Beverly Hills.  In addition, Walden is a major in the U.S. Air Force Reserves attached to Joint Bolling Anacostia Base in Washington, D.C.

Although born in Brooklyn, New York, Walden spent most of his childhood living in Dorchester County.   

Walden has a Doctor of Ministry degree in ecumenical ministry from the Graduate Theological Foundation in South Bend, Indiana and a Ph.D. in practical theology from the Claremont School of Theology.  He received a Master of Divinity degree from Duke University, where he met his wife, Michelle.  Walden has also studied internationally at the Centro Pro Unione in Rome and Oxford University in England.

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