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Bishop C. Cornelius Parker
Anointed, innovative, cutting-edge, dynamic and radical are some words that are used to describe Bishop Chris Parker. Bishop Parker has an anointing to preach and teach the Gospel in simplistic and practical ways that can easily be applied to your life. On March, 22 2005 Bishop Parker and his wife, Pastor Na-Jean stepped out on faith to begin Abundant Life Ministries in Fayetteville, NC. Abundant Life Ministries began in Bishop Parkerís home with eight members and the church has continued to experience supernatural growth! Under Bishop Parkerís leadership, in October of 2006, the church relocated to a three bedroom house that was renovated to fit needs of the congregation. Our church family continued to grow and in one year the congregation outgrew that location and our tree was replanted into a 200 seat sanctuary in Raeford North Carolina. Bishop Parker came to Fort Bragg North Carolina in 1990 from Chesapeake Virginia, as he joined the United States Army. In May of 2005 Pastor Parker was medically retired from the Army. Bishop Parker began his preaching ministry in December of 2001 under the leadership of Dr. Carl Brinkley at Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church and was ordained by The Union Baptist Association in 2005, he was also ordained under the International Pentecostal Holiness Church in June 2010 and consecrated to the Office of Bishop in October of 2010 by The Chief Consecrating Bishop Wayman J. Kirkman of Hope Fellowship International. Bishop Parker has been married to his lovely wife, Na-Jean Parker for 18 years and together they share 5 wonderful children, Chris Jr., Colbie, Chandler and the twins Kaitlyn and Kennedy.
Co-Pastor Na-Jean S. Parker
Born March 21, 1975 to Mr. Spencer & the late Diane Kennedy in Chesapeake Virginia. Rev Parker has recognized a dynamic call on her life since the age of twelve. The gift of speech has always been acknowledged and utilized at every opportunity afforded her.Throughout her life Co-Pastor Parker has held many positions which have equipped her for leadership. She has served in Retail and Hotel management. Rev. Parker proudly served in the United States Army for 6 years, stationed at FT. Bragg, NC. Rev. Parker is also a motivated entrepreneur as she is the owner of Visions of Style Hair Salon where she is currently employed. Rev. Parker received the Lord as her savior in 1999. Her call to ministry began in 2001 under the leadership of Dr. Carl E. Brinkley Jr. Pastor of Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church Fayetteville, NC. She was Licensed to preach in 2003, and Ordained in 2005. While at Mount Olive, she taught the New Members and Youth Master Life Classes. Other ministries that she has served include the Praise Team, Praise Dance, Mass Choir and Armor Bearer ministries. Rev Parker served as a Pastoral assistant at Poplar Springs MBC in Adhor, NC and Galilee MBC in Pinehurst, NC. Currently she serves on the board of School of the Prophets Ministries Inc.; Rev Parker is the Assistant Pastor of Abundant Life Ministries in Raeford NC. Rev.Co-Pastor Parker is eternally focused on the mission to minister to Godís people specifically in the areas of faith, family & finances and she does not take the responsibility for granted.