Hank Parker was born and raised in Richmond, VA. In 1973 after watching a Billy Graham movie, he was under such conviction that he asked Jesus into his heart that night in his bedroom. Ever since he was saved, his desire has been to see souls saved and the body of Christ working together in unity.
In 1987 Hank was ordained as an evangelist into the ministry and started Hank Parker Ministries doing evangelistic work in his tent, in churches, in prisons and on the radio. That year the Lord directed Hank to start the “60 Second Warm-ups”. These little one-minute spots are to fire up the saints to live godly and win souls. They have aired on local Christian radio stations in Richmond and other Virginia areas for the past 19 years.
Hank loves to share the love of Jesus, especially in the prisons where he has been ministering on a regular basis for the past 20 years. He has ministered abroad in Haiti, South Africa, Russia, the Dominican Republic, Ghana Africa and Israel.
In 1994 he left his job just short of retirement for the call to full time evangelistic ministry. In March 1995 he obeyed the Lord and started Grace Alive Outreach Church in the Richmond-Chesterfield County area. Hank is actively involved with many ministries within the city of Richmond bringing pastors together to work together in unity for souls in the Richmond Metropolitan area and surrounding counties. He has been a member of the International Convention of Faith Ministries, Inc. since 1987. Patsie Parker was ordained on September 30, 2001.
Hank and Patsie, his wife of 48 years, have two daughters. Christie is a graduate of Rhema Bible Training Center and resides in the Richmond area. Melanie is a graduate of Oral Roberts University. She and her husband, Chad Clark, reside in San Antonio, Texas.