Antonio ("Tony") Parham (pronounced like PAR-rum) has a unique, multifaceted ministerial calling. "Pastor Tony" walks in several of the ministry gifts mentioned in 1 Corinthians 12:28. A skilled communicator, he is an anointed, compelling teacher who shares inspiring Christian truths in an engaging manner. A gifted leader, Tony has worked with ministries, not-for-profit organizations and for-profit corporations to "create order out of chaos," and to "take ideas from concept to reality."
Individually, and with his wife, "Dr. Lynda," Tony serves as a counselor, mentor and coach to individuals, couples and leaders, helping them to reach their highest potential in their personal lives, careers and relationships. By combining these various dimensions, Tony strives to fulfill his call to be a bridge between "the market place" and "the meeting place."
Referenced Scripture 1 Corinthians 12:28 [NLT]: " Here are some of the parts God has appointed for the church: first are apostles, second are prophets, third are teachers, then those who do miracles, those who have the gift of healing, those who can help others, those who have the gift of leadership, those who speak in unknown languages."
Ministry & Counseling Experience Tony was ordained under Church Without Walls International, Inc. (Bishop G. A. Thompson). He is also been active in ministry at Bethel AME Church (Pastor Ray Hammond), Life Church Ministries (Pastor Rocklyn Clarke) and Jubilee Christian Church / New Covenant Christian Center (Bishop G.A. Thompson) where he was a Charter Member and an ordained Deacon. He has also served as member of the ministerial staff, and Superintendent of Sunday School classes (adults and youth) for Bethel AME Church (300 students, 34 instructors); and serves as Men's Ministry coordinator for Kings Park International Church.
Tony (along with his wife, Lynda) is a Level 3 Certified PREP / CPREP instructor. PREP (Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program) and CPREP (Christian Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program) are some of the most comprehensive and well respected marriage enhancement programs in the world. PREP / CPREP are skills- and principles-building curriculums designed to help partners say what they need to say, get to the heart of problems, and increase their connection with each other. For more info re: PREP or CPREP, visit: www.prepinc.com
Prophecy selection "Because of your involvement in business, I see you..., I see you kind of standing half way between the market place and the meeting place. And I see God using you as a bridge between those that are outside and those that are inside. And, out of that, God's going to build and birth something beyond anything you've known in your ministry. But it's..., it's almost like you're going to be standing in between. You're going to be a bridge that's going to enable them to come across into the kingdom. And, that's wonderful. Keep serving. Don't try to figure it out. God will do it." - Mark Chironna, as a guest minister at New Covenant Christian Center, 1500 Blue Hill Ave, Dorchester, MA, 11/19/93, 9.45pm ET.
Marketplace Activities Information about Tony's professional skills and experiences may be found at tonyparham.com