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On The Beat: Cop Church With Jonathan Parker

On The Beat:  Cop Church With Jonathan Parker


Jonathan Parker earned a Master of Divinity in Ministry Leadership from Pentecostal Theological Seminary in Cleveland, TN. He and his wife Meredith are the founding pastors of Cop Church Chattanooga.  He joined the Chattanooga Police Department in 2007, where he presently serves as a School Resource Officer and Adjunct Training Instructor.He is the Founder and President of Covered Law Enforcement, and is a member of the National Board of Directors for the Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers-USA.

Jonathan is the founder and host of the popular “Watch Your Six” Podcast and is a contributing author here at Law Officer.

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Jonathan Parker is a professional communicator, trainer, podcaster, and pastor who is passionate about serving law enforcement officers and their families. Jonathan was raised in Savannah, GA, and after earning a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, he moved to Cleveland, TN to complete his graduate studies. He graduated from the Pentecostal Theological Seminary in 2006 with a Master of Divinity. Jonathan began working with the Chattanooga Police Department in 2007, and has served on Patrol, as a School Resource Officer in an inner-city high school, and as an adjunct training instructor for multiple agencies. He was twice named “Officer of the Year” for the Chattanooga Police Department, received two life-saving medals – one of those for performing CPR on his wife Meredith who was clinically dead for over 15 minutes after suffering a massive heart attack eight (8) days after the birth of their daughter, and he also received the Tennessee Governor’s Homeland Security Award from former Tennessee Governor Phil Bredeson. Jonathan is the host of the “Watch Your Six” podcast, which serves law enforcement and first responder families by providing practical resources in six critical areas to help them successfully navigate life and their career. Jonathan, Meredith, and their daughter Olivia are the founding Pastors of Cop Church Chattanooga, a worship gathering for law enforcement families that launched in February 2015. Jonathan can be reached via his website at or

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