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About Our Pastors

Pastors Phil and Marilyn met when they were sixteen at a church function in Lansing, Michigan. They married two years later in 1972. They have three sons, two wonderful daughter’s-in-law, and eight grandchildren. They have had many serous trials and tribulations, but God has bound them together and their marriage is a strong and loving one.

Phil and Marilyn co-founded Covenant Life Worship Center along with five other’s in May 1998. They enjoy co-pastoring together.


Phil Parmelee Image   Pastor Phil

Phil was born on July, 1954, to Ralph and Charlotte Parmelee. Phil and his half-brothers grew up in Lansing, Michigan. Phil was raised in church. His father played the organ, his mother the piano in the churches they attended. Phil gave his life to God at an early age. At the age of 13 he began playing the piano for his church youth group. Feeling the call of God on his life he attended Baptist Bible College where he received his B.A. in Music Composition. Phil’s uninhibited worship of the Lord shows his deep love for Christ. Phil is the composer of over 200 praise and worship songs. Having been established in the Word as a Baptist, Phil brings a balanced view of spirituality and Kingdom living to the body of Christ. Phil has an enlightened view of the Word of God and has a prophetic insight that revolutionizes the common view of a brother in Christ. His temperament teachings come with years of introspection, professional training and a constant view of current godly understandings.



Pastor Marilyn Parmelee Image    Pastor Marilyn

Marilyn was born and raised in Charlotte, Michigan to Merl and Vada Kenney. Marilyn was raised in a large family of seven children. Though Marilyn was raised attending church she did not receive Jesus as her savior until she was married and pregnant with her first child. Marilyn’s relationship with God is a deep and personal one. She believes that it is every believer’s right and privilege to know God in a very intimate way. While attending college with her husband, she became distracted with the cares of three children and subsequently was unable to complete her studies. This in no way disqualifies her as an effective teacher of the Word of God. Through years of serious trials and tribulations, she has developed an understanding that only “street knowledge” can teach a person.

Marilyn flows in a prophetic call with an apostolic understanding that touches the minds and spirits of the current churched member as well as those not yet reconciled to God. For over five years she sat under the dynamic teachings, prophetic revelation and ministrations of the Prophet, Kim Clement in Detroit, Michigan at the New Life Christian Center led by Pastor and Apostle C.L. Johnston. This has changed her life and the lives of her family, as well as the local church body. Proclaiming the dynamic truth of Kingdom Living she is truly one of the “Millennium Warriors.” 

Marilyn is the author of “Hearing God’s Voice for Yourself…A Beginner’s Guide. She has traveled  to Guatemala with a church group and has been to Ghana, West Africa as a speaker twice, where she helped to start four churches with Maranatha Power Mission. Marilyn holds workshops on “Hearing God’s Voice” as well as on the prophetic, and has taught at a local “School of the Prophets”.