Pastor Derek Parker:

Pastor Derek and Stephanie joined the staff of Starkey Road Baptist Church in the summer of 2015 as the Pastor of Small Groups and Discipleship.  When the church approved a plan of succession in October 2017, he became the Senior Assistant Pastor.  He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA.  Pastor Derek met Stephanie during his time at Liberty and they were married the same day he graduated.  They have 5 wonderful boys: Kyron, Camden, Ayden, Gavin, Jaxon.
Pastor Derek worked for 8 years in youth ministry, was a Bible and Psychology teacher during that same time and also a school counselor at a Christian School.  He was also on staff as an Executive and Small Groups Pastor at a church plant in South Carolina just over the border from Charlotte, NC.

Pastor Derek and Stephanie and their 5 boys love to be active, whether it is playing sports, hiking, camping or hanging out at the beach.