Meet Our Pastor
Pastor Alton K. Parks, Sr.
Pastor Alton K. Parks, Sr. is a native of Detroit, MI. He began his preaching ministry in 1992 at the age of 15. Elder Parks is a graduate of Redford High School of Detroit, MI. Pastor Alton K. Parks, Sr. has completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Baker College & Master of Arts in Religion with emphasis on Pastoral Counseling from Liberty University School of Divinity. He is a Nationally Certified Marital / Pre-Marital Facilitator for Prepare / Enrich & SYMBIS (Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts). Most recently He earned his Master of Divinity at the Liberty University School of Divinity and is now in the Doctoral program at the same institution.
Pastor Alton K. Parks, Sr. has served in the local body in various offices and have been found faithful to whatever charge he has been given. His ministry focus is Youth, Marriage, and Family relationship . He understands that if you build people there, you will build a mighty ministry and a mighty people for the Lord.
Pastor Alton K. Parks, prior to accepting the position as Pastor of Samaritan Missionary Baptist Church, was most recently a member of Greater Ebenezer Ministries, formally (Greater Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church) of Detroit, MI, under the leadership of Dr. William H. Murphy, Sr. He is married to Mrs. Dell J. Parks and together they have 6 children. Pastor Alton K. Parks believes in preaching the entire gospel of Jesus Christ. He is not a preacher who is afraid to tell it like it is. He believes in "changing a generation" one life at a time. His personal quote is "Today ls What You Make It!" His goal is to Lead Real People to A Real GOD!!!
First Lady Dell J Parks
Lady Dell J Parks is the loving wife of Pastor Alton K Parks Sr. Lady Parks met Pastor Parks at Greater Ebenezer Ministries in 2006, and married Valentine's Day 2015. Lady Parks works in a number of ministries from; Deaconess, Greeters, and Outreach Ministry. Lady Parks love people and it shows in the service she provides whether it's in church or in the secular world. Lady Parks is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. where she commits to community service as well as serving the people. On a day to day basis she works as a Surgical Technologist at St Mary's Hospital in Livonia.
Lady Parks is all about serving and helping those in need. Lady Parks live by her favorite scripture: Proverbs 3:5-6
“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths”.
God has Blessed Lady Parks with six beautiful children that she shares with her husband. Lady Parks is a servant of God; she obeys, praises, and worships like the loving Christian she is.