As a Church, we at RiverLakes are committed to participating in the fulfillment of the "Great Commission" (Matt. 28:18-20). We understand this to mean the discipling of people in every culture through persuading them to receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and gathering them into congregations where they can learn to obey all that Jesus has commanded. This we do while not neglecting to show Christian love through the meeting of other human needs.
As President and Co-founder of ICM, Phil Walker oversees the training and equipping of leaders in twenty-five countries throughout Africa and the Middle East. Phil and his wife, Debbie, were originally commissioned by RiverLakes (then Fruitvale) in 1977 to work in Israel. In 1985 they were forced out of Israel and moved to Kenya where ICM was birthed. In 1992 the Walkers co-founded Africa Theological Seminary – a formal, accredited BA level program for church leaders. Today, Phil’s responsibility is the oversight of ICM/USA as a resource base for the ministry. He mentors leaders in Africa and teaches graduate courses to emerging leaders in Africa and the Middle East.
International Christian Ministries