The ParkerDC Vision
What began as a burden for our community has grown into a full blown vision to reach the lost and unchurched in our community, region, country, and around the globe. Although we love church people, we feel that God has specifically called us to creatively and intentionally create something that reaches the unreached and those who have grown distant from the local church. Our mission statement reflects the necessity of life-on-life disciple-making, the value of community to the advancement of the gospel….
We INVITE YOU TO PARTNER WITH US
WHAT WE REALLY VALUE
Meet Our Staff
If there was ever a guy living his dream, it’s Joey! Joey came to Parker Memorial in late December 2014 as the DeArmanville Campus Pastor. Joey and his wife Kim, a physical therapist at the Tyler Center (RMC), have been married for over 12 years and they have two beautiful children, Bethany (8) and Jonathan (4). Before coming to ParkerDC, Joey pastored at Liberty Baptist in Prattville for three years and was the Associate Pastor at FBC Satsuma (Mobile) for almost seven years.
Bro. Joey has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies from the University of Mobile and a Masters of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He is a native Oklahoma boy, but has spent the past 20+ years of his life in Alabama. Joey is passionate about communicating God’s Word without compromise, but in a relevant way to those within the church and those who are unchurched. His burden is for intentionally creating a church for the unchurched people, doing whatever it takes (short of sinning) to make disciples! Joey’s spiritual gifts are primarily organization/administration, mercy, and leadership.
“For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” (1 Corinthians 1:18 ESV)
Worship / Small Groups
Jeff finds himself back at home in the Oxford / Anniston area after serving in churches and ministries all over the state of Alabama. Jeff and his wife, Dawn, are JSU graduates, and have three great kids: Melody (26), living in Birmingham and serving at The Church at Brookhills, Daniel (22), living in Lynchburg, VA, and about to begin seminary classes, and Jared (19), attending UAB as a member of the Blazer Marching Band and the traveling UAB Jazz Band.
Jeff has nearly 30 years of experience serving in local churches. He is also the co-creator
of Integrity Music’s Seminars4worship, which was a national seminar ministry designed to encourage and instruct Music Ministers, Worship Leaders and Senior Pastors as they lead in today’s church environment. Jeff has dedicated his life to drawing others closer to the Lord through music and teaching. He joined the ParkerDC team in December of 2017 as the Worship & Small Groups Pastor.
“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” - Eph. 3:20
Angela may be new to the DeArmanville campus, but she is no stranger to the Parker family. She grew up in the Anniston area, attending Parker’s main campus most of that time. She graduated from JSU and spent 5 years on staff at The Anniston Star before eventually meeting her husband, Ross, while attending a class in Chicago.
Together, Angela and Ross lived in Enterprise and Tuscaloosa before Angela finally convinced him to bring her back to Calhoun County.
Though multiple moves, Angela has done everything from helping manage a toy store to freelance magazine design, but through it all, her heart has always been in the work of the church.
She has served in various roles with Hillcrest Baptist in Enterprise, The Voice of the Martyrs and Operation Christmas Child. Angela believes the church has a unique opportunity to live out the Gospel in today’s culture through loving others with grace-filled hearts and open doors.
Favorite Verse: You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Isaiah 26:3