Jason Parks is known for his visionary leadership and his anything is possible outlook. With 20 years experience in corporate communications, professional development and global ministry, Jason is a sought after motivational speaker, Bible teacher, and professional trainer. He’s spoken to over 2,000 audiences – from professional development workshops to public diplomacy with world leaders – and frequently speaks on leadership, communication, mental health, soul care and marriage enrichment.
Jason is the Senior Pastor & Chief Executive Officer of Refuge Church, a multisite church serving the Tennessee Valley and a global, online ministry, Church at My House which is viewed by over 27.5 million people in over 120 countries. He is a subject matter expert in leadership for the Office of Professional and Continuing Education at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and has earned the designation Certified Maxwell Leadership Speaker, Coach & Consultant. Jason loves his community. He has spearheaded efforts to provide over 1,000,000 lbs of free groceries to his neighbors in need — including the creation of a free grocery store — Refuge Market. Jason led the development of Rooms of Refuge which provides dream bedroom makeovers to children and teens facing life-threatening illnesses. He also partnered with the Tim Tebow Foundation to bring Night to Shine, an unforgettable prom night experience for people with special needs, to the Greater Huntsville area.
Jason has earned a Bachelor of Science in Communication Arts from the University of North Alabama, a Master of Business Administration from Liberty University, and a Master of Divinity from Rockbridge Seminary. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Theology degree. He is also a Board Certified Pastoral Counselor, a Certified Mental Health Coach, a Certified Addictions & Recovery Ministry Specialist, and Advanced Certified in Human Behavior. He has served as a board member for several local nonprofit organizations including: UCP of the Tennessee Valley, Downtown Rescue Mission, and Alzheimer’s Association Mid-South Chapter. He is currently on the board for the American Red Cross North Alabama Office. Jason is a graduate of Leadership Huntsville Flagship Class 35, a member of Huntsville’s Committee of 100 and a member of Huntsville Rotary Club.