Larry Walkemeyer
Author, Speaker

Larry Walkemeyer serves as the Lead Pastor of Light & Life Christian Fellowship in Long Beach, CA. Starting with a handful of committed “white folks” the church has grown into a large multi-ethnic church transforming its tough urban neighborhood. A priority on local and global church planting has led to the start of 19 churches nationally and dozens in Ethiopia, Philippines and Indonesia.

Larry also oversees the church planting efforts of his denomination in Southern California where they are planting 50 new churches in 5 years. Holding a doctorate in church leadership and as the author of six books, Larry speaks and consults frequently. Azusa Pacific University has recognized Larry with the Centennial Award naming him one of the most influential graduates in its history. Larry serves on the Board of Trustees for Azusa Pacific University.

Larry and Dr. Deb Walkemeyer have been married for 38 years. They have two adult daughters. Larry enjoys snow skiing, waterskiing, biking, traveling, mission trips with 20somethings and long walks on the beach.

Larry Walkemeyer

Articles + Resources

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Launching with a Multiplication Vision (Part 2)

Vision is a passionate desire that helps dictate your daily decisions. Multiplication is rare, but Larry Walkemeyer explains that the…
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Launching with a Multiplication Vision (Part 1)

When we plant a church, we should plant it with the same kind of vision that Jesus had when He…

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Growing Fire | Larry Walkemeyer | Exponential

Daily are you adding firewood to this sacrifice of ministry that you are making? - Larry Walkemeyer Drawing from four…

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“Play Thuno” – The World-Changing Multiplication Game

God invites every church to learn to “play-thuno” (the Greek word for “multiply”). How do you build a passion for…

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Launching with a Multiplication Vision

It is not enough to simply aspire to multiplication, as Larry Walkemeyer points out, “what you launch with, you will…
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A Blueprint for Multiplication

In this conversation, Larry Walkemeyer draws on Scripture, his personal experience and his church’s story to unpack the answers to…


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Igniting a Culture of Multiplication Forum – Part 1

Join Hosts Larry Walkemeyer, Jeff Leake and Brian Bolt as they explore what it takes to develop a culture of…
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Igniting a Culture of Multiplication Forum – Part 2

Join Hosts Larry Walkemeyer, Jeff Leake and Brian Bolt as they explore what it takes to develop a culture of…

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Igniting a Culture of Multiplication Forum – Part 3

Join Hosts Larry Walkemeyer, Jeff Leake and Brian Bolt as they explore what it takes to develop a culture of…

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A Multiplication Wildfire

“We want to become a different species of much greater impact. I’m dreaming of something much greater—a Level 5 multiplying…

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Flow: Unleashing a River of Multiplication in Your Church, City and World

Your church can flow! It can reproduce itself! The first command still stands: Be fruitful and multiply. There is nothing…
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Reaching Over Walls - Building Magnetic Multi-Ethnic Churches

Effectively seeking the lost in your community will necessitate becoming adept at reaching over the existing walls that tend to…