Dr. Deane N. Parker
Director of Prison Ministry
BA, (McMaster Univ., Hamilton, Ontario, Canada), M Div., D Min. (SWBTS, Ft. Worth, TX)
Bi-Vocational Pastor, Las Cruces NM and Plano, TX
Director of Pastoral Care, Grace Church, Plano TX
VP Community Development, MacDonald Realty, DeSoto, TX
President, Parker Global Network, Plano, TX (current)
I have been asked to help expand Abiding Fathers into more of the prisons of Texas, other states and later, perhaps, other nations. It is a privilege to join Bill Dotson, Rafy Gutierrez and the rest of the Abiding Fathers team to bring spiritual transformation to one of the most needy segments of the population. Our mission as the Abiding Fathers team is to help incarcerated men rebuild their homes and families by becoming better Dads. As we obediently do this simple task I find God graciously enhances our faithfulness with some amazing fruit of the Spirit. Men of Abiding Fathers find spiritual and emotional healing. Men of Abiding Fathers change the spiritual atmosphere within their prisons and bring new hope into a hopeless environment. And most exciting of all, for me, is that men of Abiding Father discover their eternal purpose – to bring glory to the Heavenly Father and advance His Kingdom (Mt. 6: 9-13).