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Episode 148 Show Notes for Bill Parks Interview
Born and raised in Baltimore, as a teenager, Bill ran the streets and lived a wild life until he had a close brush with tragedy, and a powerful personal encounter with Jesus Christ. Overnight it seemed, the burning intensity of his life was to know God, and to point the way to others. Joyce grew up nearby, but a world away, in the sheltered community of Lancaster, PA. But, she too, as a teenager, experienced the life-changing work of the Holy Spirit. The calling of God brought the two together as they studied and prepared for life-long ministry in Bible College.
Following the promptings of the Holy Spirit, and through several different phases of ministry work, Bill and Joyce ended up in Washington, DC and joined the staff of the Faith Based drug rehab ministry called “Teen Challenge” as Resident Supervisors.
A series of ministry moves found them moving to Houston, Texas and then ten years in pastoral work in Pennsylvania. Longing fo