REVEREND WALTER JUNIOUS, SR., FOUNDING PASTOR
& VERONDA JUNIOUS, CO-FOUNDER AND FIRST LADY
A native of Richmond Texas confessed Christ as his Lord and Savior at the tender age of nine years old. He was baptized at the Nazareth Missionary Baptist Church in Richmond, Texas where he served faithfully, throughout most of his childhood life under the leadership of the late Dr. R. L. Allen. As a teenager, Rev. Junious was ordained as a deacon at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Richmond, Texas. He is acclaimed throughout the city of Richmond and by the Mt. Zion Baptist Church membership as being one of the youngest men in the history of the church to serve in the capacity of an active deacon and perform the full responsibilities of its office.
In February 1995, Rev. Junious accepted his call into the Gospel ministry. Approximately 13 months later on March 30, 1996, he publically preached his initial sermon and was licensed to preach, teach and perform other ministerial duties. Rev. Walter Junious was subsequently ordained in March 2000 and has had the privilege of serving in bi-vocational ministry as an ordained minister for over twelve years. Rev. Junious’ received his formal ministerial training at The College of Biblical Studies in Houston, Texas. He currently holds an Associates of Arts degree in Biblical Studies and will complete the academic requirements to receive his Bachelor of Science degree in Pastoral Leadership this fall.
Rev. Walter Junious was a faithful and dedicated member of the Fort Bend Church staff in Sugarland, Texas where Rev. Byron C. Stevenson is Senior Pastor. He joined the staff of the Fort Bend Church in January 2008 and served fulltime as the Minister of Congregational Care and Lead Associate Minister for over 8 years. While at The Fort Bend Church, he displayed a servant’s heart and his ministry obligations flourished immensely. His core ministry responsibilities included daily pastoral care for more than 4,000 congregants, various preaching and teaching assignments, administration of church ordinances, research and development of all adult Christian Education curriculum, and development and training for associate ministers. In addition, he also served as The Fort Bend Church liaison to local associations and convention affiliations.
After a considerable period of effectual, fervent prayer to God, who provides the spiritual compass for his life, coupled with counsel from respected spiritual mentors, Rev. Junious set out to embark upon the next step of his spiritual journey. On March 20, 2016, Rev. Walter Junious accepted his assignment from God to serve as founder and Senior Pastor of The Cross Church in the Fort Bend County area. Pastor Junious’ vison for The Cross Church is to impact and empower families with the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Rev. Walter Junious’ passions include spending quality time with the “Love of His Life” Mrs. Veronda Lanette Junious, and their three sons Trey, Walter Jr. and Tyreese. Reverend Junious has a heart for serving people, preaching and teaching the word of God, and traveling the world to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ.