Joseph Parker

Hey! My name’s JT. I’m a FOCUS missionary.

Where I serve

God has blessed my wife and I to be returning to the great country of Long Island, NY where we will be a missionary family at Stony Brook University. We look forward to opening up our home and sharing our family life with the students as well as bringing our family to the campus! Come find the baby on campus and most likely you will find us. 

My Story

My wife and I did not expect to be joining FOCUS this year! However, we seem to see a reoccurring pattern in our lives. When our plans become completely changed, God tends to be at work. In the last 2 months, my wife and I discerned joining FOCUS, we accepted their offer, our son was born 5 weeks early, we completed FOCUS training in FL and now are preparing to move from NC to Long Island. Although it has been a whirlwind, God has confirmed through many clear and beautiful signs of His care that this is exactly where He wants us. We are passionate about sharing the love of Christ with the world and are so blessed to be able to share His love on the college campus. We believe that our mission will change lives! Not because we are so great, but because of the great graces Christ offers and His desire to bring souls into contact with His Deep Intimacy, Authentic Love, and Joy 

Your Impact

When I answered the call to join FOCUS, I made the decision to rely on the spiritual and financial support of mission partners to help me through this mission. I’ve been blessed with the most amazing people who have journeyed with me as I serve on campus. If you are interested in partnering with me, please let me know of the best way to reach you and I will schedule an appointment. I’d be honored to share this mission with you.

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