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The Reverend Dr. George Lewis Parks, Jr. was born April 20th in Nashville, Tennessee to Rev. George L. Parks, Sr. and Sis Kay Ramona Parks. He and his family relocated to Dayton, Ohio and later moved to Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Parks graduated from Lutheran High School-East in Cleveland, OH, where he served as the Senior Class President. He went on to pursue his undergraduate studies at the American Baptist College in Nashville, TN where he was awarded the MLK Scholarship and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies/Pastoral Studies.

Dr. Parks’ thirst for spiritual growth led him to return to school and he earned his Masters of Divinity degree from Howard University School of Divinity in Washington, DC. There, he was awarded the prestigious J. H. Jackson Award for Promise in Pastoral Excellence. His sermon, “Black and Proud” has been published in the African American Pulpit journal.

In May 2016, he earned his Doctor of Ministry in Expository Preaching from Union University School of Theology and Missions.

Dr. Parks’ spiritual journey began under the tutelage of his father who served as Pastor of the New Pilgrim Baptist Church in Dayton, OH where he confessed his hope in Christ. He accepted his call to proclaim the Word of God on January 25, 1998 and preached his initial sermon on March 22, 1998 in Cleveland, OH at the Sacrificial Baptist Church where his father presently serves as Pastor.