Pastors & Staff

David Parker


Hello, my name is David Parker. I am the Pastor at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Paxton, IL. I have been married to the love of my life, Lauree, since May of 2002, and after nine years, three hundred and sixty-four days of waiting, the Lord blessed us with our only child Liam. He is truly a miracle from God. Up to July of 2015, I was in a leadership role with a local building material retailer. After 13 years of service, the Holy Spirit led me to step down to pursue a vocation in ministry. We sold our family home and gave up a comfortable lifestyle to follow this calling. In December of 2015, I was called to serve this body of believers as their interim pastor and was later installed as their pastor in October of 2016. The Lord has blessed this ministry, and my continuing education time  at Asbury Theological Seminary.  My passions are building up the body of believers by serving them, preaching the Word of God to the masses, and singing old hymns that honor the Lord. It is a great pleasure to serve this body of believers, the community of Paxton, and the surrounding area. 

Tonya Durham

ministry associate

Tonya Durham began working as the church secretary in October 2015. She also helps with Sunday School and sings with the Praise Team.
Tonya and her husband David, who is also active in the church, have lived in Paxton since 2005 with their four children.