After graduating Crenshaw Christian Centers charter class school of ministry in 1987 soon after in 1989 Dr. Parker answered the call of ministry.  Dr. Parker returned to his hometown of Akron, Ohio where he founded Church of the Living Word (formerly known as Harvest House Christian Center) and is currently known as World Harvest Christian Church.  The first service was launched on Sunday April 2, 1989 in the basement of his home. 

Through the vehicle of the word of faith with demonstration and power the ministry began to flourish.  After six months the ministry outgrew their home and began holding services on the campus of The University of Akron.  Shortly thereafter God opened up a door for the ministry to acquire its own location.  After three years the ministry continued to thrive and was able to purchase their first property in 1993 which enabled them to service their 250 member congregation.  God began to direct the ministry into leadership training and development for various callings and gift-ings which began to usher the ministry into prophetic and apostolic church.  Through this movement the ministry continued to grow and increase by the utilization of outreach and television ministry entitled “Put this in your Spirit” which increased the ministry to over 500 members.

With the desire to further develop and train God’s people Dr. Parker launched Ministry Training Institute in 2001. In 2003 God began to open international doors for Dr. Parker and the ministers at World Harvest Christian Church teach and to train thousands of men and women around the world. In 2009 a daughter of the ministry launched Harvest House Christian Center Southwest in Tulsa, Oklahoma.   After stepping into the office of the apostolic, Dr. Parker began hosting consistent services throughout the New York and Los Angeles areas.  In 2012 World Harvest Christian Church became an affiliate of Friends International Christian University and began providing accredited bachelors, masters, and doctorate programs. As the ministry continued to excel and increase In August of 2012 World Harvest Christian Church purchased a 6.5 acre campus which enables the ministry to facilitate the vision that God has given the ministry. In 2016 World Harvest expanded our walls and launched a new location in Los Angeles California. Currently God is using World Harvest Christian Church to empower and equip lives around the world.