Bishop Haywood Parker
Dr. Haywood Parker is the Senior Pastor and Founder of Truth Tabernacle Ministries, a church established in 1980 and located in the city of Rocky Mount, NC. As a son of one of God’s prayer warriors and intercessors, Dr. Parker’s passion is prayer and intercession, along with his favorite indulgence of seeking truth as found in the Scriptures.
Dr. Parker submits to the spiritual covering of Bishop Alfred A. Owens Jr. of Washington, D.C. and serves as the Bishop of Strategic Planning for the Mt. Calvary Holy Churches of America, Inc. He was consecrated to the office of Bishop under his spiritual father, Bishop Ralph Dennis of Baltimore, MD., in 1999.
Dr. Parker has matriculated through the halls of academia, having earned a B.S. Degree in Mathematics Education from N. C. State University, a Master’s of Divinity Degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Doctorate of Education from N.C. State University. He has done postdoctoral work at Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA. He currently serves as an Adjunct Professor of Religion at N. C. Wesleyan College. He has served on the Advisory Board of the Joint College of African American Bishops as well as served as chairperson of the Scholarship Committee. He also serves as President for the United Way Board in Rocky Mount.
Dr. Parker is happily married to Wanda Frazier-Parker, whom he loves dearly and who serves with him as Co-Pastor of Truth Tabernacle Ministries. He is the father of two wonderful and beautiful daughters, Shelayna and Stephanie, whom he cherishes with all his heart.