In high school, Parker was a member of the Cum Laude, National Honor, and National Latin Honor Societies, and he served as the treasurer of his school’s chapter of the Junior Classical League. He also competed on the varsity track and field team and played in his church’s youth band. At Samford, he has earned a spot on the Dean’s List and is co-chair of the Fellows hospitality committee. Parker, who has taken short-term missions trips around the world, plans to spend next summer as a mid-term missionary overseas. This past summer, he was a camp counselor.