The Birmingham Salvation Army Area Commanders are Major Bob Parker and his wife, Captain Kathy Parker. With over 25 years of experience each, they have served all over the southeast and brought that experience to Birmingham with enthusiasm. “We love Birmingham,” says Major Bob Parker. “We are caretakers of all that has come before us.” The Parker’s have built a great relationship with the city in the time they have been here. Major Parker is a 4th generation Salvationist, and Captain Kathy is 3rd generation, so their calling to serve others was early in life.
They both had their ministries reaffirmed by God that they were to be a part of The Salvation Army. “We have a sense that God is in control and always faithful,” says Major Parker. That means they have great assurance that they are placed exactly where they need to be, Birmingham being no different. “It’s always great to be helping, and it’s also exciting to go where He leads you,” says Captain Kathy.