Pastor Parks was born in Belize. He moved to the United States at the age of six and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. Pastor Parks was invited to Progressive Holiness Church by Marie Carelus, who was to be his future wife. Pastor Parks was pricked in his heart during his first visit to Progressive Holiness Church. He had never seen people shouting and praising God and he was compelled by God to return. Under the guidance and teaching of the late Bishop H.L. Brown, Pastor Parks married Sis. Carelus and became a member of Progressive Holiness Church. Pastor Parks tarried on the altar and was filled with the Holy Ghost in July of 1992, on the last night of the General Assembly. After a few years of teaching under the late Bishop H. L. Brown he became a Jr. Deacon in Progressive Holiness Church in Hempstead, NY.Soon after, he was called to start a work for the Lord in Greensboro, NC; and witness of this calling was made known through Bishop Brown to the congregation during an afternoon service in Hempstead, NY.