About

Phillip Parker
Phil's home church is Morrison City Christian Church in Kingsport, Tennessee. Phil began his studies at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga majoring in Computer Science. Feeling a call to mission work and ministry,  Phil transferred and attended Johnson University in Knoxville, Tennessee. He met Michelle and they were married on August 3, 1996.  Phil graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Theology and a specialty in Teaching English as a Second Language. Then he graduated from Carson Newman College in Jefferson City, Tennessee with a Master's degree in Teaching English as a Second Language.  For a short time he taught mostly Hispanic children in Morristown, Tennessee.  Then his family moved to Chiang Mai, Thailand where they have served the Lord for fifteen years. Phil enjoys cycling, hiking, gaming, and all things technology.

Michelle Parker
Michelle's home church is Community Christian Church in Newbern, Virginia. Michelle attended and graduated 
from Johnson University in Knoxville, Tennessee with a Bachelor's degree in Theology and a specialty in both 
Missions and Teaching English as a Second Language. She taught English on a 10 month internship in Kashiwizaki, 
Japan with Jerry and Laura Mort. After her return to America, Michelle met Phil and they were married on 
August 3, 1996. Then, she attended and graduated from Carson Newman College in Jefferson City, Tennessee 
with a Master's degree in Teaching English as a Second Language. Michelle enjoys sunsets, photography, and 
watching the Amazing Race.


Nathanael Parker
Nathanael was born in Knoxville, Tennessee on October 30, 2001. He loves pizza, hamburgers, and playing xbox games. Nathanael attends Christiansburg High School in Christiansburg, Virginia and is in the 10th grade.  He has both American and Thai friends.  His favorite movie is Dumb and Dumber.  His favorite tv show is Friends.  

Hannah Parker
Hannah was born in Chiang Mai, Thailand on September 25, 2005. She loves Pepsi, plain cheeseburgers, drama club, and playing Minecraft.  She takes care of our two small, Pomeranian dogs, Digger and Mali.  Hannah attends Christiansburg Middle School and is in the 7th grade.