Rev. John and Pauline Parker
John and Pauline were married in 1970 when John was pastoring in Castleford, West Yorkshire. Before this John was an Assemblies of God Home Missions Herald and Worker involved in following up Missions and leading Church Plants.
They were at Castleford a total of seven years, and moved to Nottinghamwhere they pastored the Strelley Assembly for 14 years which grew to 80 people. They were then called to the WigstonChurch, completing 15 years there. The WigstonChurchis about 130 strong but it ministers to a large number of children and young people touching 400 people a week.
John has also trained as a Social Worker and has been engaged in various aspects of this work. His experience has led to roles with the Churches Child Protection Advisory Service and leading courses at Mattersey Hall College. He has also helped to run Link Fellowship and edit the Link Magazine. Pauline trained as a teacher and has worked part time at Leicester College but is retiring at Christmas. Pauline has been fully engaged in pastoral work with John through their pastorates.
The last two years has seen them in a wider ministry in ministering mainly to churches without pastors. This has led to a relationship building up with the Corby Pentecostal Church and a call to the pastorate here.
John and Pauline see great potential in this expanding town. The challenge is great but God is great. John and Pauline see a love and desire to reach out to the wide community in the church members.
A verse that God has given them for Corby is Haggai 2:19 FROM THIS DAY WILL I BLESS YOU. This speaks of God’s blessing for a new day despite the difficulties and adversities which define the times we live in. The blessing embraces God’s smile, God’s Spirit and God’s grace. The verse speaks of a fresh commitment for a new day. The Pentecostal church in Corby, established for 60 years and still a thriving community of worshippers. Here, at our church, we are committed to bringing the message of hope and salvation to a needy and troubled world. We believe that this message can only be found in the Lord Jesus Christ.
A local community of God’s people: a church that makes a difference.