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Pastor Ron W. Parham was born and raised in the inner city of Nashville, Tennessee, but he has not let his humble background or the traditions of men limit him from enhancing his desire to reach people of varied backgrounds and cultures.


He is co-founder of the Youth United Community Mass Choir, a diverse group of more than 100 young people, whose main focus is to minister to the lost.


Under the anointed leadership of the late Pastor Richard D. Hunt of the Tabernacle Baptist Church, Nashville, TN Pastor Parham was licensed to proclaim the Word of God in May 1992 and was ordained into the Gospel Ministry in June 1994.



In December 1994, he was called to the Edmondson Chapel Church pastorate of Brentwood, Tennessee, where he has labored for the last twenty years. The Edmondson Chapel Church received a gift from God when Pastor Parham accepted God's call to become the 13th Pastor of Edmondson Chapel. Under his leadership, the church body has grown from 30 to more than 450 participants and still growing.  Pastor Parham's ministry focuses a concentrated effort to "Take the Gospel to the World." 


Pastor Parham has received several degrees and awards. He received the highest community award from Governor Phil Bredesen and Mayor Bill Purcell. He is recognized as a Metropolitan Who's Who for outstanding leadership as a Pastor and Community Leader.  He received his undergrad from the Historical American Baptist College Nashville, TN.  He received his Master's of Christian Studies from Union University, Jackson, TN. He is currently pursuing an Ed.D from Trevecca College, Nashville, TN. 


Pastor Parham is married to the former Carmelitar Spicer. They are the proud parents of two sons, Richard Jerome and D'Juan, one daughter, Ronnika Parham, and one granddaughter Amari Chanel.


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