Dr. Marcus L Arrington, Senior Pastor
I’m excited and honored to serve God’s people and serve the Sherman Park and Greater Milwaukee community as Lead Pastor of Parklawn Assembly of God. I’ve been richly blessed by the ministry, mentorship, and modeling provided by Bishop Walter F. Harvey. It’s my honor to succeed him in the senior pastor role and continue to collaborate with him as he serves the body of Christ and community locally and nationally in an apostolic role.
My first ministry is in my home. God has blessed me with a beautiful, loving, godly wife (Crystal) and two outstanding, godly children (Jacen and Makaila). They are journeying with me. Together, we are the ATEAM!
Along with our compassionate and anointed pastoral team, I get to guide and prepare God’s people to share the “light, life, and love” of Jesus Christ in our city and world. One of my favorite verses is John 17:4, “I brought glory to you here on earth by completing the work you gave me to do.” Like Jesus, I too want to bring God glory by operating in my design and finishing His assignments for my life. I do this through prophetic worship, prayer, teaching, preaching, writing, and giving. This blend of gifts, enables me to equip others to engage their destinies so that they too will bring God glory through completion of His mandate for their lives. God has a dream for all of us individually and collectively.
As we follow His leading, we will fulfill His dream and bring godly transformation to our families, communities, and world!
“A dream is the foundation of hope. Faith keeps dreams alive. Never stop dreaming. And, never lose faith.” -Dr. Marcus L. Arrington
Pastor Jason Mims, Congregational Care Pastor
A native to Milwaukee, Jason has been employed here at Parklawn since 2018 and currently serves as the Congregational Care Pastor. In this role, he supports the amazing ministry leaders in operating their areas so they may build authentic relationships in order to support their members, whether internal or external to Parklawn, on their spiritual journeys from evangelism and discipleship to the fulfillment of their callings; all while doing life together.
Jason says that he’s an imperfect person, saved and empowered by a perfect God. 1 Corinthians 12:12 inspires Jason to serve daily. He finds it an honor to help other imperfect people journey in this life to fulfill their perfectly, predestined, diving calling for the kingdom of God. Jason has been married to his bride, Airiga since 2003. They have one amazing son Joshua and are soon expecting another son. He enjoys gardening and spending time in nature, playing racquetball and spending time with family and friends.
Bishop Walter F. Harvey
Bishop Harvey, an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God, served as a youth pastor for seven years and served as senior pastor at Parklawn Assembly of God from 1992 until 2020. His calling as a minister has taken him to numerous countries to plant churches, inspire and develop Christian leaders, and do humanitarian work to transform people’s lives.
He continues to serve in an advisory role at Parklawn while also serving as CEO of Prism Economic Development Corporation and Board President for the National Black Fellowship of the Assemblies of God. He speaks across the country and internationally using his humorous, practical, and powerful style to deliver messages of hope and transformation for individuals and communities. Bishop Harvey has been married to his bride, Judy for over 30 years.