Welcome to GRACELIFE Pentecostal Church! We would love the opportunity to meet you in person to share more of our story with you and hear your story as well. The following is just a little bit of our journey that led us to Memphis.
In April 2013, God called us to pastor here in Memphis, Tennessee. My wife, Stephany, is a California girl, and our four children—Zakery, Zarisa, Zayne and Zyan—were also born in California, which is where we spent seventeen years of our pastoral ministry.
My wife has a B.A. in Business and is an anointed worship leader, musician, and speaker. All four of our children are also gifted singers and musicians and are pursing education and ministry. In July 2017, God added another son to our family, Marcus Robinson, who married our daughter and now serves as our church's Assistant Pastor. I am originally from Missouri and graduated from Jackson College of Ministries with a B.A. in Religious Studies/Music. During that time in 1989, I attended a National Youth Conference in Memphis that was held at the Cook Convention Center. It was at this conference that I met my beautiful wife for the first time. We began a two-year friendship that turned into a two-year courtship. In 1993 we were married.
We love that our story began in Memphis and that God has, all these years later, led us here to minister. We feel that we are here by God’s divine appointment, and God has given us a love, vision, burden, and mission to reach and affect our city and surrounding communities.
We invite you to attend one of our dynamic worship services and experience for yourself what God is doing here. Over the past few years, God has helped us to assemble a team of leaders that have caught a vision and burden for Memphis, and we feel that there is no better time than now to be a part of what God has started and will continue to do at GRACELIFE Pentecostal Church.
Pastor Bill Parkey