Rev. Walter Fenton | Global Methodist Church
Deputy Transitional Connectional Officer
Nashville, Tennessee

Rev. Walter Fenton is an elder in the Global Methodist Church. During its transitional season, he is serving as the new denomination’s Deputy Connectional Officer.

Walter is a graduate of Greenville University, where he majored in history; Yale Divinity School, where he concentrated in biblical theology; and the Graduate School at Vanderbilt University with an emphasis in Hebrew Bible studies.

He has served local churches in the Detroit and the Greater New Jersey Annual Conferences of The United Methodist Church. He served as the Chief Operating Officer for Good News magazine, Vice President for Advancement at Greenville University in Greenville, Illinois, and Vice President for Strategic Engagement at the Wesleyan Covenant Association.

Over the past 20 years Walter has written articles for Good News magazine and its e-newsletter Perspective, the Wesleyan Covenant Association’s e-newsletter Outlook, and the Global Methodist Church’s e-newsletter Crossroads. In 2018, Abingdon Press published Are We Really Better Together? An Evangelical Perspective on the Division in the UMC, a book Walter co-authored with the Rev. Rob Renfroe, President of Good News.

Walter and his wife Eileen live in Thompson’s Station, Tennessee.