Rev. John H. Parker became Pastor-Elect and on March 27, 1988 and was installed as the Pastor of Central Baptist Church. (Read more about Pastor Parker)
In 1984, God called Pastor Parker into the Ministry to preach the Gospel. The Rev. Dr. Henry S. Moore, Sr., licensed him. On April 11, 1987, he was ordained and installed as the Assistant Pastor of Central Baptist Church. On December 10, 1987, he became Pastor-Elect and on March 27, 1988, was installed as the Pastor of Central Baptist Church. In June 1988, he resigned from the U.S. Postal Service to serve as full-time pastor.
Pastor Parker was the source of much pride and admiration in the church and the community for his profoundness as a Gospel preacher, his dynamic leadership, and most of all, for the record he established in bringing lost souls to Christ.