“Any good thing you got out of my preaching is from this huge parade of people telling Jesus’ story,” Walling said. “I’m so grateful for your thanks … You guys are part of a wonderful parade that goes all the way back to the apostles and it’s an honor for me to join you guys in this same parade. I look forward to seeing what God does in your ministries and in CIY in these next 50 years.”
Walling has spent the last 30 years preaching and teaching about Jesus. His passionate style and dramatic delivery has made him a sought-after speaker, lecturing to tens of thousands annually at Christian universities, evangelism seminars and conferences worldwide. Walling currently serves on the board of trustees for CIY and is the director of the youth leadership initiative at Pepperdine University.