Congregation the Lion
of the Tribe of Judah

 HISTORY

Messianic Pastor/Rabbi Carlos and Sonia Parker

Sonia and I were born and raised in Puerto Rico and graduated from high school. Sonia continued her secretarial education at the Sacred Heart University and Legal Secretary courses at the University of Puerto Rico. I studied Psychology at the World University in Puerto Rico, fine arts at Christopher Newport University in Virginia and Criminal Law courses with Thomas Nelson Community College.

I came to the Lord in 1971 and I became a member of the Methodist Church; Sonia met the Lord in 1997 and became active at the Church of God the Lion of the Tribe of Judah in Carolina Puerto Rico and was the childrenís Sunday school teacher and events coordinator.

After I completed my first year at the University in Puerto Rico I left my studies to enlist in the US Army and served for 8 Ĺ years. During my military duty, I served as a translator for the Chaplains and after the military I continued translating in local churches in Virginia. In 1983 I left the military and pursued the law enforcement profession in Virginia where I have served for the last 30 plus years.

In 2001 and 2002 I had traveled with a local church on several mission trips to Mexico as a translator and helped in new construction of some buildings, upgraded electrical and heating systems in a church and brought hope to needy community.

In 2005 I met Sonia and in 2006 we got married and began our ministry quest in Williamsburg VA with the Hispanic community. In 2007 we began our studies at the Bible Institute of Oasis of Life Hispanic Christian Ministry in Newport News VA and graduated in 2009. On November 30, 2008 we returned to Puerto Rico and were ordained at the Church of God the Lion of the Tribe of Judah. We returned to Virginia and became members of the Ecclesia Network of Ministers of the Truth in the Spirit Ministry in Newport News VA lead by Prophetess Markita Smith.

In October of 2009 we became aware of our Sephardic Jewish heritage and began congregating with Congregation Zionís Sake lead by Rabbi Eric Carlson in Newport News VA, who mentored us and in September 13, 2011 Rabbi Carlson anointed us with the Rabbinic blessing. We took a two year program with the Israel Bible Institute School of the Kad-Esh MAP Ministry from Eilat Israel, lead by Bishop Dr. Dominiquae Bierman.

From February through May 2012 I met Bishop E. W. Jackson and became a member of his organization S.T.A.N.D. and joined Bishop E. W. Jackson to speak on September 10th at a press conference at the Washington National Press Club.

Iím also a member and an Assistant Chaplains of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter Patrick Henry # 34 in Williamsburg Virginia.

Throughout our walk with the Lord, He has been guiding and molding us for a restoration ministry as spoken in Acts chapter 3:19-21 ďTherefore, repent and turn to God, so that your sins may be erased; so that times of refreshing may come from the Lordís presence; and He may send the Messiah appointed in advance for you, that is, Yeshua. He has to remain in heaven until the time comes for restoring everything, as God said long ago, when He spoke through the holy prophets.Ē (The Complete Jewish Bible)

As this nation departs from its Biblical principles, God is aligning His ministers in different organizations to bring restoration back and prepare us for His return. We must seek Adonaiís presence humbly, honestly and passionately to receive restoration, but there has to be sincere Teshuvah (repentance) before restoration can take place. We must also find a place in our hearts to align ourselves with the Jewish roots and be grafted in to the Jewish olive tree with the natural branches (the Jewish people), Romans chapter 11 and the one new man, Ephesians chapter 2 and pray Psalm 122:6, for the peace of Isrsel


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Saturday, Sep 16 at 7:30 PM - Monday, Sep 25 7:30 PM
Friday, Sep 22 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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