Rev. G.A Parrish was born 1948, Carbondale, Illinois.
He served in the U.S. Army 1969 – 1971
Bro. Parrish began his walk with the Lord October, 1971
He had a calling for Alaska and made his trip in June 1973 as a ‘Tentmaker’ serving the United Pentecostal Church in Fairbanks under Pastor Delton Carnley.
June 1975 Rev. Parrish opened the UPC Church in Delta Jct. and served as pastor for three years. On June 2, 1978. He was installed as Pastor of the UPC in Fairbanks and continue as Senior Pastor.
During his 45+ years ministry in what is now called The Alaska Yukon District of the U.P.C.I. he has had the privilege of serving in several areas of ministry:
- 3+ years as Home Missions Secretary
- 5+ years as District Youth President
- Several years as District Paper Editor
- 31 years as Presbyter (District Board)
- 13 years as District Superintendent
Rev. G.A Parrish has been an international speaker; speaking in various churches throughout southern Africa, Minister’s Conferences, Crusades, National Conferences, Youth Conferences, Leadership Seminars directed toward U.P.C.I. Missionary’s and the leadership of several countries.