All Staff

Board/Founder

Margaret and Michael Parham

Margaret and Michael Parham

Mike and Margaret were born in South Carolina. Both were blessed to be saved at young ages, Michael at four and Margaret at eleven. They met while preparing for ministry at Tennessee Temple and married in 1969. Over the years they received additional training which included midwifery for Margaret and law for Michael. They have served together in ministry for many years (time with Operation Mobilization and Adventures in Missions), with another couple founded a church in Ellijay, Georgia, and have traveled together ministering to missionaries.

Two years after founding ServantCARE Mike was led to return to the practice of law, and is currently serving as the Circuit Public Defender for the Appalachian Judicial Circuit of Georgia. Margaret continues her ministry in midwifery. They have two sons, and four wonderful grandchildren.

Larry and Anita Parks

Larry and Anita Parks

Larry and Anita, high school sweethearts, were married in 1964 and have two daughters, one grandchild, and one great grandchild. Though they were in church all their lives they never remember hearing a salvation message until adulthood. They were saved in 1970 through a Lay Witness Mission held at their church. After 11 years with Delta Air Lines, Larry resigned to follow God's call to be house parents at a Christian City Children's Home in metro Atlanta. Larry later served as principal of Atlanta Christian School in metro Atlanta. After a time God placed him back in market place ministry with Waffle House restaurants. Being evangelists at heart they loved this contact with the lost and had a wonderfully fruitful time ministering there. For 25 years while their children were growing up, and after, they have loved having lost, addicted, hurting people living with them. In 2000 God again called Larry out of market place ministry and they have joyfully served with ServantCARE since that time. They have ministered to or with missionaries onsite in Brazil, Italy two times, Switzerland, Sicily, Mexico three times, and Kenya three times, as well as many missionaries while stateside. Larry has served as an elder at Northside Community Church In Eufaula, Alabama since 1996.

Jacob and Anna Morgan

Jacob and Anna Morgan

Jacob and Anna Morgan met and became best friends while in middle school and began dating when Anna went to college. They were married in December 2009. Anna was saved at 12 and truly surrendered to the Lord at 19. Jacob was saved at 14 and completely surrendered to the Lord's calling at 21. Jacob graduated from Liberty University and Anna is a graduate of the University of Tennessee. They have been heavily involved in youth ministry since their dating years. Anna is a sign language interpreter and God has used it in many venues. Anna works for Praying Pelican Missions as a Missions Coordinator and shares the ministry of ServantCARE as they speak in churches and with missionaries as they travel. Jacob works with an IT company and in various leadership positions within their local church, as well as sharing ServantCARE with those he comes into contact. Their hearts are for missions - reaching the world with the Gospel and serving those who are doing that very thing. One or both have served on mission trips in Mexico, Costa Rica, Belize, Jamaica, Kenya, and the U.S. Jacob and Anna have 2 children, Eric (adopted from Belize) and Eli (born in 2015).

Rodney and Dotty Varella

Rodney and Dotty Varella

Rod Varella became a Christian in 1975, at the age of 25 and entered the ministry in 1979. After receiving his Bachelor of Ministry degree at Florida Baptist College in 1982 and Master of Divinity at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas in 1985, Rod taught high school Bible and coached at a Christian school for 13 years.

Having a heart for missions, Rod has traveled to Haiti, The Marshall Islands, Peru, Jordan, Israel, two trips to Kenya, and two trips to Mexico to minister with and to missionaries.

Rod has been the pastor of Northside Community Church in Eufaula, Alabama since September of 1997. Rod and his wife Dotty have five children and fourteen grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Advisory Board

Jim and Anne Bevis

Jim and Anne Bevis

Jim and Anne Bevis serve as Directors of Christians Seeking Renewal Ministries based in Florence, Alabama. CSR Ministries is an international, trans-denominational conference ministry. Jim serves as a city facilitator working among the approximately three hundred churches in the Muscle Shoals area of North Alabama.

As an ordained minister, Jim, and Anne, are presently spearheading two new divisions under the CSR ministry umbrella. They are (1) The Ministry of Encouragement, a ministry to pastors and other church leaders and (2) the Shoals Marketplace Ministry, an attempt to mobilize those working in the market place for the Kingdom of God. Jim is also the author of a book, I Love To Tell The Story.

Dave and Sheri Grissen

Dave and Sheri Grissen

Dave and Sheri, parents of five children and eleven grandchildren have led a life of service. They worked overseas from 1974 until 2003, and lived in various locations for 20 of those years. They believe that today, missionaries deal with major uncertainties! As a result Dave and Sheri began in 2003 establishing hosted ‘Oasis Homes’ around the world where missionaries, humanitarian aid workers, and Christian leaders can go for rest and personal ministry. Now, as founder and president emeritus of Life Impact, Dave Grissen was involved in Foreign Missions and Humanitarian Aid work for over 30 years, and lived in Europe and Central Asia for 20 of those. Dave strongly believes that only an intimate relationship with Jesus can remedy the personal and major issues facing people around the globe.



Staff

ServantCARE staff positions, like the ministry, are faith based. Each staff person is either self-supporting or they raise their support for ministry just as the missionaries they serve. If you would like to become a supporter of one of the staff members or the ministry please contact us at icare@servantcare.com.

Jeff and Lin Braun

Jeff and Lin Braun

Administrative Assistants/Team 'CARE' Leaders

Jeff and Lin married in 1968 and have two sons Brad and Joe and eight grandchildren. Lin was saved at the age of 12 in a small Baptist church in rural South Carolina. Jeff was raised in church in North Carolina and walked the aisle when he was 11, but was not truly saved until the age of 47, thanks to a “God-planned” move to Fort Worth , Texas. Both Jeff and Lin have been actively involved in market place ministry in the past. Jeff is presently a Sunday School teacher and Lin is the head of the Bereavement Committee at Fellowship of Praise where they attend. They are also both part of the Gideon Ministry. Jeff and Lin saw how important a ministry like ServantCARE is after a short term mission trip to the Marshall Islands and have developed a real heart for serving with our ministry. With their caring hearts they have been a wonderful blessing to the ministry. You may contact them at servantcare2@gmail.com.

Larry and Linda Tuggle

Larry and Linda Tuggle

Ministry Expansion Leaders and Guest Services Facilitator

850.865.3630

Larry and Linda have served the Lord together since their marriage in 1980. Larry walked the aisle at age 12 in his hometown Baptist church, but came to a full commitment to the Lord shortly before meeting Linda. Although Linda was not raised in church, she came to know Jesus when her father lost his battle with lung cancer in 1977. Their early marriage was blessed with weekly opportunities to minister to foreign students. They have been Sunday School teachers over the years, presently lead a Life Group, and teach the Financial Freedom course at their church. Over the years they have been involved in short-term missions to Scotland, Peru and Honduras. They are enjoying retirement which provides them time to visit their five daughters and eleven grandchildren in FL and GA, as well as bring their passion for missions and the Kingdom of God to the ministry of ServantCARE. You may contact them at PH: 850-865-3630 or via email at:servantcare3@gmail.com

Jacob and Anna Morgan

Jacob and Anna Morgan

Webmaster and Guest Service Facilitator

Jacob and Anna Morgan met and became best friends while in middle school and began dating when Anna went to college. They were married in December 2009. Anna was saved at 12 and truly surrendered to the Lord at 19. Jacob was saved at 14 and completely surrendered to the Lord's calling at 21. Jacob graduated from Liberty University and Anna is a graduate of the University of Tennessee. They have been heavily involved in youth ministry since their dating years. Anna is a sign language interpreter and God has used it in many venues. Anna works for Praying Pelican Missions as a Missions Coordinator and shares the ministry of ServantCARE as they speak in churches and with missionaries as they travel. Jacob works with an IT company and in various leadership positions within their local church, as well as sharing ServantCARE with those he comes into contact. Their hearts are for missions - reaching the world with the Gospel and serving those who are doing that very thing. One or both have served on mission trips in Mexico, Costa Rica, Belize, Jamaica, Kenya, and the U.S. Jacob and Anna have 2 children, Eric (adopted from Belize) and Eli (born in 2015).

Jack and Cheryl Hollis

Jack and Cheryl Hollis

Guest Services Leader

Jack and Cheryl were both saved as children. Cheryl 'walked the aisle' at the age of five in the Baptist church where she was raised, but it wasn't until her early twenties that Jesus became Lord of her life. Jack was also saved in the Christian church where he was raised, yet, it wasn't until his college days that he wanted to live for Jesus day by day and a full commitment was made. After meeting on a blind date they later married in 1983 and became actively involved together in their local church serving in many capacities. In recent years they have moved to North Georgia to be involved in the life of their one grandchild. Presently they are involved in local body ministry and have also served as ServantCARE hosts and intercessors for a number of years prior to coming on staff with ServantCARE.




Dotty Varella

Dotty Varella

Financial Assistant

Dotty, raised in a Christian home, was the daughter of a Naval officer and lived in Guam, Alaska and London in her growing up years. She received Jesus as her Savior at age 12 and after walking without Him for many years, a personal tragedy caused her to make Him her All in all. Dotty is married to husband, Rodney, who pastors Northside Community Church. They have five children, 15 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Dotty homeschools her grandson (in 11th grade), as well as overseeing the church Food Bank program, leading worship at the church, and has served on a mission trip to Peru. She enjoys reading, quilting and hunting.

Darlenne Cooper

Darlene Cooper

Prayer Shield Coordinator

Darlene was raised in a single parent home after her father was involved in a fatal accident when she was five. She attended church with her mother occasionally and walked the aisle at the age of 10 in a church she called home until she graduated high school. She didn’t walk with God the following six years, then could no longer resist the woos of her Lord. She has been part of the family at Joy Fellowship since then. She met her husband there and they share three adult children. Darlene was given the gift of faith during her struggle with cancer. She now has a passion to declare the true and living word of God in prayer, to overcome all the power of the enemy, and to take back the victory of God’s people. She serves as our Prayer Shield Coordinator. Email her your praises and requests at servantcareprayershield@gmail.com.



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