Course Five: Deliverance Ministry
Dates: This course will begin on Tuesday 1st February and conclude on Tuesday 5th April 2022.
Time: 7.30 – 9.00 PM
Fee: 25 euro
The aim of this course is to acquaint clergy and lay people with this neglected but increasingly important ministry. Not only will Bishop Walker describe the scriptural roots of this Christian ministry, he will point out how it interacts with psychology, while citing many examples of how it can be engaged in, by drawing on his own considerable personal experience as an exorcist. The course will deal with the following topics.
- Evil and the God of Love
- What does the New Testament tell us about Deliverance Ministry?
- Do Christians believe in angels, demons and ghosts?
- The paranormal – the poltergeist phenomena.
- Places and place memories
- The un-rested dead.
- Oppression, cursings
- The Occult and Cults
- Pastoral response
Bishop Dominic Walker was ordained priest in 1972 in the Church of England. He read theology at Kings College London and did a Masters at Heythrop (the Jesuit College of London University) in spirituality and the psychology of religion and a Masters in Canon Law at Cardiff. He received an Hon D.Litt. He began his ministry with a curacy at St Faith’s Southwark after which he was domestic chaplain to Mervyn Stockwood, Bishop of Southwark; rector of Newington St Mary; Team Rector of St Peter, St Nicholas & the Chapel Royal Brighton, Rural Dean of Brighton and a canon and prebendary of Chichester Cathedral. Bishop Walker is a member of the Oratory of the Good Shepherd.
He was appointed Bishop of Reading, an area bishop in the Diocese of Oxford, in 1997. He then became a diocesan bishop as the Bishop of Monmouth in the Church in Wales in 2003, succeeding Rowan Williams who had become the Archbishop of Canterbury in the Church of England. Upon retirement, Walker became a member of the Oratory of the Good Shepherd. Bishop Walker is an expert on the paranormal and has published many articles on the topic. He is a trained exorcist and has said that during his 35 years of ordained ministry he has performed “countless acts of deliverance along with six exorcisms.” Bishop Dominic was co-chair with a psychiatrist of the Christian Deliverance Study Group that trained clergy for deliverance ministry for over thirty years. He is the author of The Ministry of Deliverance (London: Darton, Longman & Todd, 1997).