Staff of Parkway Church
Worship & The Arts: Denise Morris
Lead Pastor: Philip Morris
Philip and Denise Morris came to the Parkway Church of God pastorate in 2002. They met at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee and, after both had graduated, got married on July 25, 1987. They have two children. John graduated from Lee University in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications. Hope graduated as a valedictorian from Sevier County High School and currently attends Lee University.
Philip is the son of Philip and Mary Morris of Salisbury, Maryland. Philip’s parents have extensive ministry background as teachers, pastors, administrators, and missionary educators, so Philip is both a “preacher’s kid” and a “missionary kid.” He honors his parents and appreciates the wonderful Christian heritage he has received from his parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents.
Born in Cleveland, Tennessee, Philip C. Morris, Jr. is also a graduate of Pentecostal Theological Seminary located in Cleveland, Tennessee. He was a staff minister at Westmore Church of God in Cleveland, Tennessee (1989-1996) and the founding pastor of Crossroads Church of God in Fruitland, Maryland (1996-2002) before coming to Parkway. He also currently serves as the Tennessee State Representative for Church of God Ministry to Israel and is a member of the Tennessee Church of God World Missions Board.
Credentialed as an Ordained Bishop in the Church of God (Cleveland, TN), Philip is also a member of the Iris B. Vest Spirit Care Center Advisory Board. “Our congregation’s new location gives us unprecedented potential for sharing God’s love with our community! We are so thankful for this provision!”
Denise leads the area of ministry at Parkway known as “Worship & the Arts,” which includes leading and organizing our praise and worship leaders and teams, special music, the sanctuary choir, the drama ministry, etc. -- She has a lot of help from a lot of anointed and talented people in each area of ministry! Denise draws on many years of church music-ministry experience and an extensive background as a music and drama teacher in multiple schools.
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Church Secretary: Tyanne Miller
Tyanne serves as church secretary. She has a long family heritage in the Church of God. She is originally from Norcross, Georgia and attended Lee University. After pursuing a career in the corporate world in Atlanta for several years she felt the calling to work in ministry. Leaving family and friends, she moved to Sevierville and became involved in the ministry of The Smoky Mountain Children’s Home where she served in many capacities for over ten years.
Tyanne has two amazing children, a daughter Macee and son Micah. She enthusiastically fills her role at Parkway working closely with senior Pastor, all staff, and serving the congregation in many capacities.
Youth Pastor: Lamar Bailey
Lamar has attended Parkway since 2016, and has served the church as a volunteer in many areas since that time. Originally from Dayton, he attended Vine & Branches Foursquare Church where he served in several ministries before moving to Sevierville. Lamar attended Bryan College in Dayton, TN.
Lamar and his wife Chandra were married in 2017. Together they hope to lead by example and show the youth and children what prayer and trusting the Lord's promises is all about.
Besides his work at the church, Lamar is employed at Walgreens. He has worked for the company since 2013 and enjoys serving his community in multiple areas.
Lamar has volunteered with the Rooted Youth Ministry and Seedlings Kids Ministry since coming to Parkway. He has a passion for reaching young people, and teaching them how to connect, grow, serve and worship within their church and community.
Children's Pastor: Chandra Bailey
Chandra is the Children's Pastor at Parkway. She has attended Parkway Church of God since the age of two and calls it home. Chandra has worked with the children and teens of the Rooted Youth Group for over 10 years now. She also serves as the Holy Hands director and Parkway Praisers Instructor.
Chandra and her husband Lamar were married in September of 2017. They are so excited about their future serving together. Chandra graduated from Lee University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications with an emphasis in Advertising as well as a minor in Photography and Theology. Before graduating from Lee she had the opportunity to spend several weeks in Argentina and Uruguay studying the culture. Chandra credits much of her personal growth and relationship with the Lord to her time spent in South America.
Full time, Chandra works for Lily's as the Operations Manager and Director of Marketing. She enjoys any time spent with her family, her three dogs (Iggy, Hemingway, and Rue), traveling to new places, and time spent outdoors photographing nature.
Staff of Parkway Childcare
Child Care Director: Michelle Finney
Michelle Finney is the Director of Parkway Child Care. Her background includes 7 years as Director of Evergreen Child Care and 8 years in Administration for New Hope Child Care.
In June 2011, Michelle received her Early Childhood Administrator Credentials through Tennessee State University. She currently lives in Sevierville with her husband, Scott.
In her free time, Michelle enjoys spending time with her family, riding her Triumph motorcycle, hiking and traveling with her husband.
Child Care Asst. Director: Brooke McCoy
Brooke McCoy is the Assistant Director of Parkway Child Care. Brooke began as a student when the facility originally opened in 1992 as New Hope Child Care, under the direction of her grandmother Faye Boyenton. She joined the staff in 2002 as an after school teacher and part-time office assistant. In 2006 Brooke became the Assistant Director of the child care.
Brooke is very passionate about the child care and the ministry it offers to the community. Brooke was born and raised in Sevier County. She and her husband Adam were married in 2008 and have one son, Cayden.
Brooke loves being a mom and in her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and cheering on the Vols.