Dr. Toney C. Parks is a native of Birmingham, Alabama. He is a 1980 Criminal Justice graduate of the University of South Carolina. He received a Masters Divinity degree from Erskine College and Theological Seminary and earned a Doctorate degree in counseling from Westminster Theological Seminary. Dr. Parks is an Assistant Professor of Biblical Counseling & Pratical Ministry at Erskine Theological Seminary. Dr. Parks has been the pastor of the Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist church since 1991. He is the proud husband of our first lady Brenda Parks for more than 28 years and has two sons, Hamilton and Donovan.
Dr. Parks is very active in the community and his responsibilities consist of the following:
- He serves as Chaplain of the Greenville City Police Department, and is the President and Co-founder of Family Outreach Community Services in Greenville South Carolina.
- He has served as Co-Host of the 107.3 Vital Link morning radio show dealing with community issues relating to the family.
- He has most recently served as consultant to Senator Ralph Anderson's “Organized Gang Task Force". This initiative was responsible for coordinating Law Enforcement, community leaders and parents to help prevent crime among the youth in Greenville County.
- Dr. Parks is an 2007 Oxford Roundtable Fellow on the subject of Diversity in America. Dr.Parks spoke on the subject of Race in America "Reconciliation Without Grace."
- Dr. Parks is most recently served as SC Commission on Women as a State appointed Comissioner.
- Dr. Parks is the 2nd Vice President of the South Carolina Congress of Christian Education
- Vice Moderator of the Enoree River Baptist Association
Dr. Parks is a training facilitator throughout the state and nation in the subject of marriage from a Christian Prospective. He is a facilitator for the South Carolina Fatherhood Coalition. Most recently, Dr. Parks spoke before the South Carolina Senate in Defense of the Marriage Protection Amendment, which passed overwhelmingly. In addition to his facilitation of workshops and seminars, Dr. Parks is a State and National instructor on the subject of Church Leadership, administration and polity for the South Carolina Education and Missionary Convention and the National Baptists Convention of America, USA.