About the author

Fred Parker

Pastor Parker felt is call to the ministry in 1974 during a revival in rural community of Laughlin, Arkansas. After several years of intense training he began pastoring in 1980. Pastor Parker married Rebecca Sue in 1971. They have a daughter Mitze and son-in-law Scott who have given them their first grandchild Kaylee. Their son Dustin Sean Parker was brutally murdered in 1998. They still miss his cheerful smile and laughter each day. Reverend and Mrs. Parker came to serve as the pastor of the First Apostolic Church in May of 1995. Since coming to Pelahatchie we have seen the Lord perform many miracles including over 100 people receiving the "New Birth" experience. Pastor and Mrs. Parker have been used mightily in impacting our community and sharing the message of repentance, baptism by immersion in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sin, and the infilling of the Holy Spirit. (See Acts 2:38; John 3:1-10) Pastor Parker is an ordained minister with the United Pentecostal Church International and currently serves as the Home Missions Secretary for the Mississippi District of the United Pentecostal Church International. He has served his community as the Chaplain of the Police Department in Pelahatchie, Mississippi for the past four years. Pastor and Mrs. Parker are both singers and musicians. He is the author of many published articles as well as the coauthor of the new book "2nd Chance" which is being used in the Juvenile Court Systems of both Mississippi and Alabama. This book is being widely accepted in developing positive character attributes in juveniles in Australia and Russia and across the United States as well.


A Pastor’s Call

By Fred Parker / last month

READ: 2 Timothy 4:2-8 The phone rang piercing the silent darkness. In a half-awakened response to this unwelcome intruder I reached for the receiver and with all the concentration I could muster at one thirty-eight in the morning I answered it’s call.“H-e-l-l-o.” I sounded like someone who was still under the influence of some drug. […]


I’m Thankful For My Friend

By Fred Parker / a few months ago

I’m Thankful For My Friend Once I told my old man, ‘Nobody likes me.’ He said, ‘Don’t say that—everybody hasn’t met you yet.’ Rodney Dangerfield, I Don’t Get No Respect If there is anything that I am thankful for today –it is my friend’s and family. Some of whom are here today. ·I give God […]


Evacuation Procedures

By Fred Parker / a few months ago

Proverb 30:4 4 Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what is his name, and what is his son’s name, if thou canst tell?KJV In 2005 while Hurricane Katrina […]


Check Your Connection!

By Fred Parker / 9 months ago

Acts 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.  KJV Several years ago while our family was beginning a new work in Winslow, […]



By Fred Parker / 11 months ago

I read a bit of useless information the other day that may be interesting to some of us today.I bet you didn’t know that “Dueling in Paraguay is legal as long as both parties are registered blood donors.”How about that?I know that may seem ridiculous to some of us today but there are many things […]


A Constant In The Midst Of Euroclydon

By Fred Parker / last year

Acts 27:14, 21-22 14 But not long after there arose against it a tempestuous wind, called Euroclydon.  21  But after long abstinence Paul stood forth in the midst of them, and said, Sirs, ye should have hearkened unto me, and not have loosed from Crete, and to have gained this harm and loss.  22  And now I […]