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
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 ]