Martin “Chip” Parmer, has served as Senior Pastor at First Baptist Church North Zulch since August 2017. He wasn’t always a pastor, though...
The son of a preacher, Chip ran from the Lord’s calling on his life for many years. He battled a drug, alcohol, and gambling addiction during the young adult years of his life. His addiction and reckless lifestyle almost cost him his marriage and his life. Yet God never quit pursuing Chip. Through the unmerited, relentless love of Christ, and his wife Clarissa, Chip remembered the gospel message of forgiveness and redemption that comes in Jesus which was shared with him as a youth and recommitted his life to Christ during the Spring of 2005. Ever since this time, Chip has been seeking to serve Christ with his entire life!
Upon recommitting his life to Christ, Chip began studying the Bible passionately and surrendered to the call of full-time ministry in the Fall of 2005. In 2006 Chip enrolled at Liberty University, and began the pursuit of his Bachelor's of Science in Theological Studies.
Pastor Chip now holds a Master of Divinity Degree and Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Liberty University. He has served as a full-time minister in varying capacities now for 11 years. He began in Youth Ministry, but also has served over 9 years as a Senior/Lead Pastor in both Texas and Wisconsin. He also has served as High School Football, Track, and Strength and Conditioning coach. Pastor Chip as has been actively involved in leadership roles with varying Southern Baptist associations and volunteering in countless community organizations.
Today, Chip’s gospel conviction and evangelistic zeal drive him to passionately “make disciples who make disciples,” by building relationships and expounding upon the Word of God.
Pastor Chip is married to the love of his life, Clarissa Ann. Together they have three children: Anaissa, Andrew and Ariel.