With roots stretching back to the Azusa Street revival at the turn of the twentieth-century, Rev. Sloan Parker is a third generation Pentecostal and a second generation pastor. After receiving an Associate degree in the Philosophy of World Religions from Three Rivers College in 2010, he went on to pursue a B.A. in Christian Ministry at Messenger College, the national college of the Pentecostal Church of God (PCG), where he majored in Biblical Exposition. Next, he and his family relocated to Wheaton, Illinois, where he obtained his M.A. degrees in Systematic Theology and the History of Christianity from Wheaton College Graduate School.
          Throughout his academic career Pastor Sloan has been the recipient of a number of honors and awards. In 2012, he graduated with highest honors, Summa Cum Laude and was Salutatorian of his graduating class. In 2014, he received the Elizabeth Wymond Richmond Memorial Award from Wheaton College Graduate School for academic excellence and holistic service to Christ. In 2015, he graduated from Wheaton College Graduate School with honors, Theta Alpha Kappa.
          Pastor Sloan continues to participate in academic scholarship by holding memberships in a number of professional societies, including, the American Academy of Religion (AAR), the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL), and the Society for Pentecostal Studies (SPS). He is a critic for Baker Academic Publishing, a Theological Editor for New Identity Magazine, and the Vice-President of Calvary’s Grace Ministries, an international nondenominational nonprofit foundation that exists to glorify God by ministering to the needs of people at home and abroad.