2019 Keynote Speakers
Doug and Deanne Walker
The Walker family is an ordinary family with an extraordinary number of children. They have a fascinating journey of faith and trust in allowing the Lord to build their family to 21 children! Doug and Deanne were married in January 1986 and have been blessed with 9 biological children and 12 adopted children.
They knew very early in their marriage that they would adopt at least one child, but with the births of their biological children being close together, that adoption didn’t come until after Deanne gave birth to number seven. Once that adoption door swung open, so did their hearts. They adopted 3 more children from the United States in the next two years. Then came the impression that an Asian girl was to be in their family. During the following five years, they traveled to China four times adopting a total of 6 children with special needs from orphanages in various parts of China. A 9-year-old girl from India also came into their life, and once again the door of adoption opened and the Walkers walked through it with faith.
Their most recent adoption is still in process with a 2 ½-year-old little boy waiting to be finalized this fall.
Their family continues to grow having five children who have married wonderful spouses and have eight grandchildren with two more on the way.