Larry Walkemeyer

Author, Speaker

Larry Walkemeyer serves as Strategic Catalyst for Multiplication for Free Methodist USA to encourage the multiplication of disciples, leaders, and churches nationally. He is also Global Pastor for Light & Life Church, a multiplying, multi-ethnic church he and his wife Deb have led for the past thirty years. Larry also is Director of Equipping and Spiritual Engagement for Exponential. He holds a Doctor of Ministry and has authored several books.

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.


February 21, 2024

What Is Your Personal Multiplication Capacity?

Harold’s Secret Harold was a “C-” preacher and organizational leader. His Personal Multiplication Capacity (PMC), however, was “A” level. Pastor Harold led a small evangelical,...

June 10, 2022

The Acts 9:31 Empowerment Model

Pushing my 1969 GTO muscle car down main street was an embarrassing irony for my 12th grade soul. I had the fastest car in town,...

February 12, 2019

Rowing and Praying…Together

Exponential has a vision for a Kingdom advancing movement of multiplication through church planting. The fruit of such a movement can only happen through greater...

January 26, 2017

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 best way to see multiplication...

January 26, 2017

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 started His church. It is...

December 28, 2016

Growing Fire | Larry Walkemeyer | Exponential

Daily are you adding firewood to this sacrifice of ministry that you are making? – Larry Walkemeyer Drawing from four decades of ministry life, a...

November 1, 2016

“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 multiplication in the church you...

July 5, 2016

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 live with.” If multiplication is...

June 24, 2016

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 crucial multiplication questions, such as...

November 19, 2015

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 church.” – Larry Walkemeyer Editor’s...

November 25, 2014

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 Larry Walkemeyer shares about the...