NEW JOURNEY MINISTRIES
LGBTQ+ Welcoming and Affirming Ministry engaged in spreading the unconditional Love of God, by lifting a moral and prophetic voice of justice, equality and democracy for all.
Jesus said in the Gospel of John, "neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; that they all may be one; as thou, Father, are in me, and I in thee, that they also may one in us, that the world may beleive that thou hast sent me."
It is our highest call and undoubtably our hardest call, walking in and fulfilling these words of Jesus. It is not biblical to even think of minstering alone. The New Testament Church is full of men and women working side by side to fulfill this truth that Jesus taught.
Paul in his epistle to the Galatians left us with this admonishment: "For brethren, you have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by LOVE serve one another".
Rev. Dr. Joe Parramore has been the Executive Presbyter and Chief Executive Officer of New Journey Ministries, Inc. since 2007. Joe was raised in the rural panhandle of Florida in a very conservative religious tradition. Like many, through years of struggle, discernment and prayer he discovered his authenticity. He has sense dedicated his life to the preaching and teaching of the biblically inclusive, uncompromising Word and Love of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Joe holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Adult and Vocational Education, a Master of Business Administration, Master of Divinity and Doctorate of Philosophy. Previously, he served on the Executive Presbytery for the Global Alliance of Affirming Apostolic Pentecostals from 2009 – 2015 and currently serves with the Progressive Christian Alliance. In addition to his ministry callings, Joe also serves the citizens of the state of Florida by serving on the Red Ribbon Alliance, as an active member of Florida’s Faith Based Initiative Advisory Council and serves as the Chair of the Florida Leadership Council for Faith In Public Life a Washington, DC based organization.
Joe engages is a number of civic, equality and social justice issues through his service to Florida Clergy United and Faith In Public Life.
Joe is a gifted and prolific preacher, teacher, speaker and writer who is able to communicate and deliver a moving, inspiring and effective message of God’s unconditional and inclusive love for all humanity. He resides with his husband of 32 years in the Tallahassee area Florida.
Rev. Dr. Natalie Kennedy was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. From the time Natalie was born her mom had her in the church, the same church her mother’s attends today, Mt Pisgah AME Church. There Natalie attended Sunday school classes and learned of Jesus, a Savior who showed loved for His children, Almighty God, and the power of the Holy Spirit that in dwells within us. Natalie holds a Master of Divinity in Practical Biblical Counseling from the Masters International School of Divinity and a graduate of University of Phoenix with a Doctorate in Education. Natalie loves nothing more than to serve her sisters and brothers in Christ through the teaching of God’s Word. She has made most of her ministry about giving back to the homeless community, serving and praying for them. She considers it a privilege to serve believers from every denomination by helping them to know the truths of Scripture and by encouraging them to experience these truths practically by the power of the Holy Spirit. A love for the Word of God was embedded in Natalie’s life as she kept the Word close to her heart through each day of her 20 year naval career and in her day to day walk. Natalie is ever the story teller giving encouraging words with stories and poems with great energy, passion, humor, warmth, and grace. This lead her to write stories and poems based off her experience with the many people she has met. Natalie’s published books includes Silent Hearts, Like a Child, and Unleashed Voices. Between serving her community through many community service projects and writing, she spends most of her time watching cooking shows and mastering many homemade meals for her family and friends to enjoy, enjoys traveling, drinking herbal teas, and listening to gospel, jazz and blues.
Bishop Robert Morgan (Ex-Officio) Bishop Morgan was raised in a wonderful Midwest, Assemblies of God home and church by godly people who instilled in him values that guide him today. He Studied theology and ministry at Southeastern University, an Assemblies of God University in Lakeland, Florida. During his senior year, Bishop Morgan took some very painful but glorious steps of reformation to align himself more closely with the Scriptures and the practices of the Apostles. After graduation in 1983, Bishop Morgan attended Jackson College of Ministries in Jackson, MS, a United Pentecostal Church Bible College, to study music under Lanny Wolfe.
Over the years Bishop Morgan has served as Minister of Music, Assistant Pastor, Home Missions Pastor/Director of two churches and the founder of two affirming organizations including the Global Alliance of Affirming Apostolic Pentecostals.