Directors James and Martha Parrish come to serve at the Central Texas Hospitality House from Gilmer, Texas, where James served as pastor of Indian Rock Baptist Church for 15 years.  James has served some 27 years in pastoral ministry, serving churches in Texas and Tennessee.  He and Martha served as missionaries to Ecuador for a term.  James is a native of Texas, born in Gatesville, and growing up in Hamilton and Grand Saline, Texas.  He is a graduate of Texas A&M and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth.  Martha is a native of Ohio.  She is a graduate of Asbury College in Wilmore, Kentucky, and of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where she and James met.  They have been married 37 years and have 5 sons and one granddaughter. James and Martha come with many years of applied hospitality and look forward to serving all those God would send to the Hospitality House.