Pastor John O. Parker, Jr. is a native of Martinsville, Virginia. He was raised and educated in Philadelphia, Pa. He has served as Pastor of Antioch Baptist Church since July of 1979. He currently resides in Deptford, NJ. He is married and is the father of six children and 11 grandchildren.
He has a heart for the community of Camden. Ministering to the whole man is his priority. He has worked with the mayors and governors of New Jersey to bring about a better environment for all.
Many ministries in Antioch have been instituted under his leadership. These ministries include: New member classes, Women's and Men's Ministries, Nursery, Clothing and Food Give-away, Couples, Singles, Youth Outreach, Street Evangelism, Audio and Video, Senior Citizens, and Antioch School of Biblical Studies. He has served for many years as the chairman of a Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Center.
Pastor Parker serves as a facilitator for the International Renewal Ministries of Philadelphia, Pa. He travels far and near to serve in Prayer Summits that help Pastors keep their perspective in ministry. He also hosts a Pastor's Prayer Summit at Antioch Baptist Church once a month.
Under his leadership the church has grown tremendously. The church has, out of necessity, built a new edifice on 7th and Master Streets in Camden, NJ. We are happy to report that we are in our new building as of October 15th, 2000.
Pastor Parker is an anointed, appointed and approved man of God. He has a unique style of preaching and teaching Gods Word to God's People. He loves God and praying for all people. Pastor says the greatest happening in Antioch has been the saving of over 1,300 souls. Many have been added to the Church and have had their lives changed forever by the power of the Gospel.
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Marianne S. Parker is a native of Bridgeton, NJ. She currently resides in Deptford with her husband, the Rev. John O. Parker, who is the Pastor of Antioch Baptist Church here in Camden.
She has been a Pastor's wife for almost twenty years. Her six children were raised in Antioch Baptist Church as well. In her church she has served as a teacher for the adult women's Sunday School class for many years. She has served as the office manager at Antioch Baptist Church for seven years and as director of Christian Education for the past few years. She teaches Bible Study at Antioch. She has studied and taught various classes for over thirty years. She has been a child of God for over forty years.
She gives workshops and seminars at various churches in the area. Her first love in the ministry is teaching. She has a A.A. degree in Business from Cumberland County College, a diploma in Biblical Studies from Liberty University, and a Bachelor's Degree in Religion from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. She is a wife, a mother, and grandmother of 11.
Her favorite Bible verse is Colossians 3:16: “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.”
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14This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. 15And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him. (1 John 5:14-15)