Associate Pastor of Outreach/Building Administrator
Walter Vacik serves as Emmanuel’s Associate Pastor of Outreach and Assimilation, and Business Administrator. Growing up in Fayette, Alabama, Walter came to faith after a vacation bible school at age nine. Over the next few years, Walter moved to Mississippi and then Colby, Kansas, where he graduated high school.
During his first semester of college at Mississippi State as a pre-med student, Walter felt a call to pastoral ministry and transferred the very next semester to Midwestern Baptist College and Seminary. In the last few years at seminary, Walter served as a pastoral intern at Emmanuel. Upon graduation with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies and a Master’s of Divinity, Walter joined the full-time staff of Emmanuel Baptist Church.
It was in his time as an intern at Emmanuel that Walter met his wife, Sarah, a lifelong resident of Johnson County. They were married on March 7, 2020. In his spare time, Walter enjoys reading, hosting friends at his home, cooking, and antique shopping with Sarah.