Bethel Deliverance Outreach Ministries (BDOM) was founded by Pastor Alonzo M. Walker, Sr. on January 1, 2000. With less than 20 members, the first service was held on January 8, 2000 in the basement of Pastor & First Lady Walker’s residence in Fort Washington, Maryland.


This location was the beginning of BDOM’s roots. The church featured a 40-seat sanctuary, a multi-purpose room for children’s bible studies and dining; where services were viewable via video, a trustee’s office and a small room designated as the Pastor’s office.


Within the first 90 days, a host of friends and family visited and joined the ministry. To accommodate current membership and provide for growth, services were moved to Apple Grove Elementary School. The Word of God continued to flourish and BDOM experienced tremendous increase. Members were added to the ministry regularly.





BDOM is committed to leading the community to salvation and deliverance by faith and love through the power and blood of Jesus Christ.  We are striving to further enrich the lives of men and women by teaching and preaching sound doctrine and principles according to the word of God.


“It’s too great a work to be a separated people because we’re all in this race together.”


We highly value our relationships with one another. We look to grow through fellowship, and ultimately growing closer to God. We value the word of God, and the leadership of the Holy Spirit. We look to extend grace to all of the lost and broken, and lead those with no hope to the hope of Jesus Christ.

Bishop Alonzo M. Walker Sr.


Pastor Alonzo M. Walker Sr. is a native Washingtonian who grew up in the LeDroit Park community.  He attended local area public schools and is a graduate of Cardozo High School.  He went on to pursue an education at the University of the District of Columbia, and several years later, earned an Associates of Arts Degree in Computer Science from Strayer University.


January 1, 2000 by his former pastor, James K. Thomas.  Demonstrating unwavering faith, he made the decision to devote his life and service to the ministry and Pastor full time.  In 2001, he resigned from his position in the federal government with the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.  The work of the Lord has always been first and foremost in his heart.  Pastor Walker has often stated that “before you leave the building, I want to give you something to think about when you go home.”  His charismatic style of preaching and humorous personality filters over into his sermons as he often uses practical anecdotes to capture the attention of the congregation; “so it is in the natural, so it is in the spirit.”


As a sower goes forth to sow, he has an anointing that allows him to minister to those in need of healing of the mind, body, and soul. With such a great calling to fulfill, he finds time to visit the sick, make calls to members, conduct bible study and baptismal classes, and spend time studying God’s word.  He is supported in his ministry by his wife, Wanda, their 7 children, 16 grandchildren and one great grandchild. His ultimate desire is to see people fully embrace God’s love and to walk in victory and power while experiencing the fullness of God’s promises.




First Lady Walker


Aside from the First Lady’s natural roles as a wife and mother, her dedication to the ministry is tremendously commended.


She currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors, Church Administrator, member of the Public Relations & Communications Ministry; and is the Founder and Advisor of the Rose of Sharon (Young Ladies Ministry).


Throughout the years, she has served in several capacities within the church, such as Church Clerk, Children’s Bible Class Teacher, and Directress of the Children’s Outreach Program at her former church.  Nothing can surpass the choice she made at the age of 20 to dedicate her life to the Lord a few months after marriage.  Almost immediately, the Lord provided her with mentors to lead and guide her along the new path she had chosen.


The late Bishop J.B. Dobbs and Mother Carrie B. Dobbs of the former Bethel Church of God 7th Day which was located in Baltimore, Maryland, were noteworthy in mentoring her in the Lord. They provided invaluable knowledge and priceless wisdom that made her the accomplished woman she is today.  The late Bishop’s successor, Bishop James K. Thomas picked up the baton and continued the process of preparing her for the work in ministry.  Prior to her husband’s ordination as Pastor of the Bethel Deliverance Outreach Ministries, she earned a Bachelor’s of  Science degree in Business Management from Southeastern University and later went on to complete studies at Georgetown University as a Legal Assistant.





Assistant Pastor

Ryland Anderson, Sr.



Florence Anderson


Delroy Hird


Emmanuel Walker