Houston, TX. Release: July 1, 2018. For Immediate Release
LINC Houston is proud to be the first local expression of LINC Ministries, International (LMI). LMI provides much needed organizational support to our ministry. The LMI network consists of local organizations in five U.S. cities and three other countries. Together we have deployed an amazing team of church planters, urban missionaries and multi-ethnic leaders who are moving the needle in urban church planting and community development.
In the latest news, the Board of Directors of LINC Ministries, Int’l is pleased to announce that the call to Rev. Vince Parks to serve as Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer has been accepted, and that Rev. Parks will begin his tenure July 2, 2018.
Vince follows LINC’s founder, Rev. Mark Junkans, in promoting the vision and mission of LINC in multiple cities across the United States. As Rev. Junkans pursues business as mission opportunities internationally, Rev. Parks will provide vital development and oversight to LINC’s mission of engaging local leaders who start new ministries that impact communities for the Gospel.
Vince has admired the dynamic ministry of LINC since its inception, and has most recently served as a Board member and chair for 6 years, the past 4 as Board Chair. Vince will join Operations Director and COO Matthew Schultz at our Houston offices and is excited to work with City Directors in that city, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St.Paul, and Milwaukee.
“We are so blessed to have an amazing man of God and skilled organizational leader join our team.” said Rev. Dominic Rivkin LINC’s outgoing Interim Executive Director, “The City Directors, the staff, and the Board look forward to working with Vince as together we listen for God’s leading to faithfully implement our local mission development strategy among the overlooked and underestimated people of our cities.”
Rev. Parks shares that, “After 20 years of congregational leadership, I am blessed, humbled, and thrilled to now lead a collaborative team of men and women connecting God given vision, people, and ideas for life transformation.”
Speaking on behalf of the Board, Vice-Chair Donna Thomisee remarks, “Vince’s passion for mission work was evident in the first few minutes of my meeting him when I first joined the Board. Talking with him now about the past successes of LINC and the future he sees for LINC creates a contagious excitement and strong desire for me and many others to be a part of this journey.”
LINC Ministries, Int’l is dedicated to continue work on God’s vision for restoring the city to Christ through engaging, equipping and empowering local leaders. New ministries, churches, and businesses benefit from the successful 16 year track record of LINC organizations. To find out more, please visit us a www.linc.org.
You can contact Pastor Vince at firstname.lastname@example.org. We encourage you to send him a message of welcome and encouragement!