Larry Walkemeyer
Author, Speaker

Larry Walkemeyer serves as the Lead Pastor of Light and 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 22 churches nationally and dozens in Ethiopia, Philippines and Indonesia.

As Director of Equipping and Spiritual Engagement for Exponential, Larry seeks to influence the church of Jesus toward multiplication. Holding a doctorate in church leadership and as the author of eight books (five for Exponential), 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 since 1978 and they write and speak frequently on marriage. They have two adult daughters. Larry enjoys snow skiing, waterskiing, biking, mission trips and long walks on the beach.

Larry Walkemeyer

Articles + Resources

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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…


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What Inner Struggles Are Keeping You at Status Quo?

In the excerpt below from the second eBook in Exponential’s new series focused on multiplication, Light & Life Fellowship planter…
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Led: Going With the Spirit

In this podcast interview with Exponential Director Todd Wilson, Pastor and author Larry Walkemeyer focuses on ReThinking Witness and gives us an inside…

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Keys to Multi-Ethnic Effectiveness

Join church planter Larry Walkemeyer as he offers an overview of the key building blocks and barriers to creating a…

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Spiritual Decision Making

This session explains the dynamics of integrating the logic of the mind with the promptings of the Spirit. Too often…