week we spotlight Denis Parker, WD4ACH. Denis was
first licensed in 1976 and currently holds an
Advanced Class Amateur Radio license. He wasted no
time joining the ARMS Christian Fellowship Group as
he signed up in 1976.
WD4ACH station includes a Ten Tec Jupiter
transceiver, a Cushcraft MA5V vertical, a G5RV, and
a Bobtail Curtain antenna. Denis enjoys ragchewing
on the air, wire antennas and, of course, ARMS, for
which he serves as tape editor. As tape editor he
records the text of The Beam when it is published
and sends the tapes to several of our members who
are blind. He is also director for the Southeast
Section of ARMS and serves as the Thursday Net
Control Station on the 20-meter ARMS net. He thanks
everyone for their help with relays when he is NCS.
committed his life to Christ in 1978 and surrendered
to God's call to preach in 1980. He is a former
youth director at Temple Baptist Church and has
served as an associate at Southside Baptist Church
in Knoxville for the past twenty-three years leading
a senior citizen class. He graduated from Liberty
Baptist Bible Institute in 1985 and was ordained by
Southside in 1988. He has had numerous jail
ministries including Brushy Mountain Prison in
Petros, Tennessee, where James Earl Ray was
incarcerated. Denis is now a retired Respiratory
Therapist after working twenty-one years for East
Tennessee Baptist Hospital.
and his wife, Andra, live in Knoxville, Tennessee.
They have been married for thirty-three years now.
She is also a ham radio operator--KD4CLF--and is a
registered nurse. Of Andra, Denis says, "She is
the love of my life and I thank God for putting us
together." Their daughter, Kristin, is also a
registered nurse. She has been married for about
seven months to Nick Watson, whom Denis describes as
a fine young man. Nick is a carpenter.
chose Romans 5:6 & 8 as his favorites Bible
verses. "For when we were yet without strength,
in due time Christ died for the ungodly. But God
commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we
were yet sinners, Christ died for us."
Denis, for your service to ARMS. It's a pleasure to
spotlight you this week on the ARMS Web site.
POSTED ON 05-FEB-2006; 22-SEP-2006 ]