About Our Bishop

IMG_0290Ray and Trish are Eastern Shore natives, who soon after marriage in July 1977 became the proud parents of three gifted children: Cory, Sarah and Crystal … and now thoroughly enjoy their family-time among fifteen (15) very special grandchildren.

Ray was first licensed in ministry with the Church of God (Cleveland TN) in 1980; and ordained  in 1987. Since then he has served as Minister of Youth, Evangelism and Visitation Director, Christian Education Director, Associate Pastor, and church founder/planter.  Presently he serves as the Executive Secretary/Treasurer for the Federalsburg Ministerial Association. Since 1979, the Parsons’ ministry and combined passions as worship leaders, musicians, Bible-teachers, administrators and community net-workers has allowed them the rare and rewarding privilege to return to their hometown and “go, teach, preach, baptize and make disciples of all men.”