Lionel Parker, Jr. Senior Pastor

A Native Houstonian, and graduate from Forest Brook High School. Pastor Parker continued his education at YUBA College in Marysville, California. Pastor Parker served as a Deacon for a short while before God elevated him to be Youth Pastor at Greater New Grove. Here under the leadership of the late Pastor Elvin D. Stewart, Sr. , he was also appointed Vice President Board of Trustees, Administrator of Ministries, and Administrator of Finances.

In 1998, he answered the calling of God to Preach, and become Senior Pastor of Greater New Grove in 2003. God also gave Pastor Parker a vision to build a three-phase facility that would include the new daycare/academy, Precious Stones Academy, that is now enrolling.