As Senior Pastor of Refuge Church, Jason Parks is known for his visionary leadership and his heart to impact the Tennessee Valley and the world. Refuge Church started in 2013 with a handful of couples in his living room. Now, Refuge Church has campuses in Huntsville, Athens and Jones Valley. Jason’s authenticity and his ability to communicate in a humorous, dynamic, and practical manner helps people find purpose, live out their dreams and make a positive impact on their community.
Jason has a BS in Communication Arts from the University of North Alabama, a Master of Business Administration from Liberty University, a Master of Divinity from Rockbridge Seminary, and post-graduate doctoral work in Transformational Leadership from Rockbridge Seminary. He is also a Board Certified Pastoral Counselor, a Certified Addictions and Recovery Specialist, and Advanced Certified in Human Behavior.
Jason currently serves as a board member for Alabama Aging Resources, Calhoun EMS Advisory Board, Refuge Community Center (Board President) and The Vine Network. He is also an overseer and board member for City Hope Church in Wichita Falls, TX. Jason has served as the Guest Chaplain for the US House of Representatives in Washington, DC; Alabama House of Representatives; and Tennessee State Senate. He was awarded the Governor’s Medal of Honor by Governor Bob Riley for his service to Alabama’s senior citizens. In addition to service to his local community, Jason has served in impoverished regions of Nicaragua and Haiti.Drawing on his career in management and marketing, Jason continues to serve as a leadership coach with Life Point Strategies and as an instructor for both Huntsville Bible College and Calhoun Community College.
Jason and his wife, Jessica, have been married for over thirteen years. They have three amazing children.