A People You Can Call Family...A Place You Can Call Home
Danny & Janice Parker have enjoyed 39 years of marriage. What a journey the Lord has given them! Participating in almost every type of church ministry with almost every age of person, the Lord has shaped and molded them through the years. Together they have served him and ministered to people.
They have served in large children's ministries, started a single adult ministry, were appointed as missionaries to Russia, and ultimately, in the last 20 years Danny has served as a senior pastor. He has degrees from Tennessee Temple University (BA), Dallas Theological Seminary(ThM), and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (DMin).
Danny trusted Christ late one evening in Boston in 1971 and his life was forever radically changed. Janice trusted Christ as a 'good Christian' who also needed to find a Savior. They have a passion for God, a heart for people, and a desire to share the hope found in Christ.
Chad & Melaina Ferrell have been married 29 years and have three grown sons: Jordan, Caleb, and Zach. They have two grandsons,
Liam and Jax.
Chad was born again at age 17 and Melaina was born again at age 22. They have a heart to share God’s love and redemptive power through music and the Word. Chad has led worship for over 30 years and together they have ministered in Youth groups, Revivals, Marriage Retreats, Lay Renewal Weekends, Men’s and Ladies Retreats, Christian Recovery groups, as well as regular Sunday services. They desire to see people of all ages fall in love with Christ and follow Him and to encourage Christians to live fully for Christ and to worship Him in all areas of their lives.
Elizabeth Smith joined the staff in August 2020 and was trained by the previous secretary, Mary.
Elizabeth is originally from Cincinnati, OH. She attended college at Union University in Jackson, TN where she met her husband. After graduation, they moved to Louisville, KY for her husband to pursue his Masters of Divinity at Southern Seminary. In October 2019 they moved to Sulphur Springs as her husband accepted the call to pastor a small church just outside of town.
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