Pastor Teddy Parker. Jr. was born June 10, 1971 in Macon, Georgia to the late Rev. & Mrs. Teddy Parker, Sr. of Warner Robins, Georgia. On July 23, 1994, he married Larrinecia Sims. They were blessed with two beautiful daughters, Kamry Tednae and Kerrington Tyler Parker. He transitioned on November 10, 2013.
He was a graduate of Ben Eielson High School of Fairbanks, Alaska, where he was an outstanding football and track and field athlete. He was also a distinguished scholar of Theology International Seminary in Plymouth, Florida.
The Lord called him to preach at the age of 22. He was licensed and ordained at Fellowship Bible Baptist Church in Warner Robins, Georgia under the leadership of the late Willie L. Reid, Sr. He was a faithful steward of Fellowship Bible Baptist Church prior to being called to shepherd the Bibb Mount Zion Baptist Church of Macon, Georgia in July 1997.
Known as a man of profound spiritual vision, gifted with intellectual qualities, Pastor Parker was a faithful servant-leader of Bibb Mount Zion Baptist Church. Under his God-given leadership, numerous lives were saved, 20 new ministries were implemented, Camp Zion was created, a life center was erected, and a new sanctuary is under construction. In his continued effort to win souls to Christ, Pastor Parker served as CEO of Next Level Community Development Center Inc., a ministry offering a summer program for children 5-18 years of age, a Computer Literacy Class, and an after school program.
Pastor Parker was a devoted husband, father, son, brother, friend and pastor. He leaves to cherish his memories, his loving wife, Mrs. Larrinecia Parker, two daughters, Kamry and Kerrington Parker, a godson, Caleb Sims, a brother, Anthony (Carnette) Parker, two sisters, Tatia (Coleman) Tennyson and Aimee (Marcus) Ritchwood, a grandmother, Mrs. Mary T. Parker, a father and mother-in-law, Pastor Larry and Virginia Sims, a brother-in-law, Larry (Felicia) Sims, a sister-in-law, Kameyan Sims, eight nieces, Shakeda Leary, Paris Bell, Torrica Bell, LaTyra Arnold, Alexus Parker, Antoinette Parker, Crystal Sims, and LaJoi Sims five nephews, Darius Lowe, Larry “Trey” Sims, III, Coleman Tennyson, Jr., Anthony Parker, II, and Alexander Parker, a godbrother, Willie Raines, a godsister, Rhonda Raines, and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, the Bibb Mount Zion Church family, and numerous other loved ones.