Dr. George Lewis Parks Jr. Nia Interactive April 24, 2024
Pastor: 2023-Present
On July 30, 2023, Dr. George Lewis Parks Jr. began his journey as the seventh pastor in the 159-year history of Metropolitan Baptist Church. Pastor Parks brings an extraordinary commitment to church and community to the Metropolitan Family. The son of Dr. George Lewis Parks Sr. and Mrs. Kay Ramona Parks, Dr. Parks attributes the formation of his spiritual journey to his father. Beginning his formal ministry preparation with undergraduate studies at the American Baptist College in Nashville, Tennessee, Dr. Parks earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical and Pastoral Studies. His thirst for spiritual growth led him to return to school and he earned his Master of Divinity degree from Howard University School of Divinity in Washington, DC. There he was awarded the highly regarded J.H. Jackson Award for Promise in Pastoral Excellence. In May 2016, he earned his Doctor of Ministry degree in Expository Preaching from Union University School of Theology and Missions in Jackson, Tennessee.
Dr. Parks came to Metropolitan from the New Hope Baptist Church in Little Rock, Arkansas. He preached his first sermon as Senior Servant of Metropolitan Baptist Church on July 30, 2023, bringing new vision and hope for the future.
Dr. Parks is married to the former Joy Marie Dailey and they are the proud parents of George L. Parks III (Trey), Genesis, and twins Gabriel and Grayson.