Elder Dwayne Parker is a native of Bridgeton, NJ. He is the Assistant Pastor of In His Image Evangelical Ministries, Inc. Affectionately called Pastor Parker, he faithfully serves under the leadership of Bishop Dennis and Elect Lady Cheryl Thompson.
Elder Parker received Christ as his personal savior in 1995. He joined hard to In His Image Ministries in 1999 and in 2001, Bishop Thompson ordained him as a Minister. He soon attended Cumberland Bible Institute now Last Day Remnant Bible Institute where he became a Certified Evangelical Training Association Instructor. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theology and was ordained an Elder. Through the laying on of hands by Bishop Thompson and the presbytery, he was consecrated to serve as Assistant Pastor of In His Image in 2006.
God has graced Elder Parker with the anointing to teach and to preach the word with wisdom and revelation. He has committed to memory chapters of Scripture and holds firmly to the instruction of I Timothy 1:18 “This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them might war a good warfare.”
Elder Parker loves the church and serves wherever needed. He is the Sunday School Superintendent, Coordinator of Men’s Ministry, Committee member of Couples Ministry, member of the Board of Trustees, Bachelor and Master Level Bible College Instructor. Additionally, The National Congress of Black Women of Washington DC recognized Elder Parker for outstanding community service. He received letters of commendation from State and County Officials along with the Juvenile Detention Center Directors for exceptional leadership and volunteer work. He is the Founder and Director of The Crossover Basketball Mentorship Program, married 20 years to Kim his High School sweetheart, the father of three a pop-pop to twin grandsons and is foster care parent to children in need.