Jason Parks

Maxwell Leadership Certified Leadership Development Coach Professional Trainer Motivational Speaker Founding and Senior Pastor of Refuge Church Founding and Senior Pastor of Church at My House


301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899
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Jason Parks is known for his visionary leadership and his anything is possible attitude. With 20 years of experience in corporate communications, professional development, and global ministry, Jason is a sought-after motivational speaker, Bible teacher, and professional trainer. He’s spoken to over 2100 audiences, from professional development workshops to public diplomacy with world leaders, and frequently speaks on leadership, effective communication, conflict resolution, and mental health topics.

Jason is the Senior Pastor & CEO of Refuge Church, a multisite church serving the Tennessee Valley, and Managing Partner of The Parks Group LLC, a corporate consulting and professional development firm. He is a subject matter expert in leadership at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and has earned the designation Certified Maxwell Leadership Speaker, Coach & Consultant

Jason loves serving his community. He has spearheaded efforts to fight food insecurity in North Alabama by providing over 1,000,000 pounds of free groceries to those in need. Jason led the creation of Rooms of Refuge which provides dream bedroom makeovers to children and teens facing life-threatening illnesses. He also partnered with the Tim Tebow Foundation to bring Night to Shine, an unforgettable prom night experience for people with special needs, to the Greater Huntsville area. He has served as a board member for several nonprofit organizations including: UCP of the Tennessee Valley, Downtown Rescue Mission, and Alzheimer’s Association Mid-South Chapter. He currently serves on the board of the American Red Cross North Alabama Office

Jason has earned a Bachelor of Science in Communication Arts, a Master of Business Administration, and a Master of Divinity degree. He is a Board-Certified Pastoral Counselor, Certified Mental Health Coach, Certified Addictions & Recovery Ministry Specialist, and Advanced Certified in Human Behavior. Jason is a graduate of Leadership Huntsville Flagship Class 35, a 2023 Russell Brown Executive Leadership Award Finalist, a member of Huntsville’s Committee of 100, and a member of Huntsville Rotary Club. He and his wife, Jessica, have been married for nineteen years and have three children.

Curriculum Vitae


  • Master of Divinity in Theological Ministerial Studies – Rockbridge Seminary, 2012
  • Master in Business Administration and Management – Liberty University, 2007
  • B.S. in Communication Arts – The University of North Alabama, 2004


  • Maxwell Leadership Team Certified Leadership Development Coach, Speaker and Trainer
  • Maxwell Leadership Team Certified DISC Trainer
  • Board Certified Mental Health Coach
  • Addictions and Recovery Specialist
  • Certified Advanced Human Behavior Consultant
  • Board Certified Pastoral Counselor
  • Prepare Enrich Certified Facilitator