Dr. Jerome Anthony Parker was born July 9, 1956, in Akron, Ohio to the proud parents of Archie and Loretta Parker. Jerome is the eldest of his three siblings Allan, Eric, and Daryl.
Jerome Parker graduated from Buchtel High School in Akron, Ohio in 1975. In 1978 Jerome moved to Los Angeles California. Not being raised in a Christian household, in October of 1982 after a super natural experience with God Jerome gave his life to the Lord and from that point forward his life began to take off in a new direction. Soon after dedicating his life to the Lord he became a member at Crenshaw Christian Center and immediately began taking the gospel throughout the streets of Los Angeles.
On November 20, 1982 Jerome finally married his high school sweet heart Barbara Bowles and have four children: Jerome Jr., Chinna, Shanee’, and Joshua. They also have five grandchildren Hope, Dakota, Kevin, Jeriah, and Arielle.
While functioning in helps ministry at Crenshaw Christian Center Jerome knew that there was call on his life for ministry and enrolled into Crenshaw Christian Center School of Ministry in 1985 to properly equip himself for his purpose. Although times were rough during the duration of the two years in the school of ministry, Jerome successfully graduated in 1987 as a member of the charter class. In 1989 Jerome answered the call of ministry for his life and returned to his hometown of Akron, Ohio where he founded Harvest House Christian Center. In 1989 Jerome was ordained into ministry by A.F.C.M. Jerome also received an honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Friends International in 1994.
Certainly Dr. Parker’s labor has not been in vain. Dr. Jerome and Barbara Parker focus on teaching the unadulterated Word of God. Their aim is to bring the saints of God to a level of maturity in the Word of God. Dr. Jerome and Barbara Parker are dedicated to teaching the principles of the Word of God so that believers can employ the principles of the Word of God into their everyday lives. Dr. Parker is committed to teaching believers to live a Godly lifestyle.
Along with ministering in various conferences and seminars throughout the United States, in 2003 Dr. Parker began traveling to South, East, and West Africa to train and teach men and women of God to walk boldly in their God given purpose in life through the vehicle of Ministry Training Institute.
In 2008 Harvest House Christian Center expanded its boarders by launching its second location in Tulsa Oklahoma. In 2011 Dr. Parker was officially ordained as an Apostle to the body of Christ by Dr. Renny McLean and Global Glory Ministries. In 2012 Harvest House Christian Center became an affiliate of Friends International Christian University which now offers accredited associates, bachelors, masters, and doctorate courses. As Dr. Parkers vision continued to unfold in 2012 the ministry purchased a beautiful campus on 6.5 acres in the heart of Akron, OH. Due to the expansion taking place both naturally and spiritually Harvest House Christian Center’s name changed once again in order to encompass the vision to World Harvest Christian Church.
Currently Apostle Parker is used by God to impact and infect lives all around the world through Gods supernatural power and demonstration. His in-depth and revelatory teaching continues to bring illumination and freedom. The apostolic and prophetic grace on Apostle Parker’s life is truly divine for such a time as this.
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