Chaplain WAlt East
Sky ValleY CHapel
Chaplain Walt and Lou East have been married almost 40 years and been serving God in vocational ministry for over 30 years. Walt spent 11 years as a Surface Warfare Officer in the United States Navy prior to attending New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and pastoring bi-vocationally before receiving his Master of Divinity degree. Walt earned his Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, with an emphasis in Church Growth and Evangelism. During his time in the Navy, Walt served as a teaching pastor and consultant to many churches. On July 1, 2011, he retired from the US Navy with over 30 years of active service. He has been Lead Chaplain at Sky Valley since 2011. Walt and Lou Ann have three adult children, two grandchildren, and a dog, Barnabas.