Pastor Jerome Parker Jr. is the eldest of Drs. Jerome and Barbie Parkers' four children. Born in Akron, Ohio Pastor Jerome has had the privilege of residing in different regions of the country and seeing different parts of the world. Inspired at a very young age to have a love for God by his great grandmother Leether Parker, Pastor Jerome gave his life to the Lord at the tender age of 6. From the beginning of his young Christian walk Pastor Jerome was exposed to a premium level of the word of God through the Ministry of Dr. Fredrick K.C. Price and Crenshaw Christian Center. Upon graduating from high school Pastor Jerome attended The Ohio State University on a full-tuition academic scholarship. During his tenure at OSU Pastor Jerome began teaching in the Youth Ministry at World Harvest Christian Church. In addition to his duties of ministering to the youth he also founded a young adult group called "Crossover"which focused on helping young Christians successfully transition from the youth ministry to the adult church population and maintaining a Godly lifestyle.
After graduating from the Ohio State University with an B.S. in Education degree Pastor Jerome moved to Phoenix, Arizona where he attended The Ministry Training Institute (MTI) at AZUSA World Ministries. It was during his time in MTI that Pastor Jerome really began to sharpen his vision and calling of ministering to and positively impacting the lives of young people around the globe. Blessed with a grace and anointing to reach today’s young people Pastor Jerome was given the assignment of Youth Pastor of X-ZUSIA teen ministries through which God used him to speak into lives of thousands of young people for a period of 3 years before he moved back to his hometown of Akron OH. to rejoin his parents Drs. Jerome and Barbie Parker at World Harvest Christian Church(W.H.C.C.) Under the guidance and example of his parents Pastor Jerome developed into an asset to the ministry at W.H.C.C. and the Body of Christ at large for 8 years before relocating to Arizona.
Upon relocating to the Valley of the Sun, Pastor Jerome served urban youth and families with Elevate International where God continues to use him mightily to lead and guide young people to make "God Quality" decisions. In addition to his service with Elevate International, Pastor Jerome is also the community pastor at First Christian Church in Phoenix where hundreds of disenfranchised and under privileged people have come to know the love of Jesus. Above all else, Pastor Jerome enjoys celebrating life with his lovely wife Marissa and two daughters Hope and Jeriah.