Pastor marks 26 years at church


Pastor Randall Parker marks his 26th anniversary at Bethel Baptist Church on Sunday. %u201CI just know this is where God wants me to be,%u201D he said. (Tom Russo / Daily Reporter)

GREENFIELD — Decades ago when Pastor Randall Parker, a young man with a budding family, finally stood in church to answer the call to preach, his wife, Carolyn, rose to make a statement – which caused Parker no small amount of concern. “I don’t think I’d ever heard her say one word aloud in church,” Parker recalled this week. “I thought she’d say, ‘Are you out of your mind?’”

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