Christopher Parks, MA, APC, NCC, his wife, and their two youngest children of four reside in Hinesville, GA where he serves as the Evangelism Pastor of Life UPC. Prior to serving on the staff of Life UPC, he served as the Evangelism Pastor of Woodlawn UPC in Columbia, MS. Heeding the call of God and a redefined vision, he returned home to Life UPC. He has served in pastoral care ministry for the past 13 years providing pastoral leadership, training, and counseling to church members and staff.
Chris is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor and is Board Certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) specializing in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. He received his M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from South University in Savannah, GA. He received his B.S. in Christian Ministry from Hope International University in 2014. He served for 21 years in the United States Army until he retired in 2013.
Chris has extensive experience providing appropriate pastoral care and counseling to those suffering with substance use and addiction, anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, end of life, and other phase of life issues. He uses a variety of counseling modalities from a holistic approach including mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health. This foundation allows a smooth transition into a faith-based integrated therapeutic approach. To contact Chris, call (601) 520-6798 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Chris is a licensed minister with the United Pentecostal Church International.