Dr. Mike Parris, Senior Pastor
Bro. Mike serves as the Pastor of First Baptist Church of Marshall. He preached his first sermon as Pastor on March 16, 2008. He was ordained to the Gospel Ministry by the First Baptist Church of Shelbina, Missouri, in 1974. Before coming to First Baptist of Marshall, he was Pastor of First Baptist Church in Palmetto, Florida, and Riverview Baptist Church in Osage Beach, Missouri. Bro Mike received a Doctor of Ministry and a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, and a Bachelor of Science from Dallas Baptist University in Dallas, Texas. Pastor Mike and his wife, Denise, have one daughter: Jayme Leigh who is married to Ramon Rivera. They reside in Riverview, Florida, and have three children: Rene, Kaelani, and Ray Ray.