Lead Pastor

Rev. Bob Parnell

Pastor Bob Parnell and his wife Michele have been at Black Oak Baptist for almost 22 years. The Lord has truly blessed their ministry. On special services the attendance will go to over 350. Rev. Parnell has served as Vice President and second Vice President of the State Convention of Baptists in Indiana. He also currently serves as the president of Portage Christian School board. 

Pastor Bob was saved at the age of 13, and soon after was called to the gospel ministry. He was ordained at age 20, and received his BA in theology in 1983.

Prior to Black Oak Baptist, pastor served at two churches both of which were in the state of Illinois. He has been in full time Christian service for over 33 years.

The Parnell's have one daughter, Zoe, and they reside in Portage, Indiana.

  October 2020