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Nona Parker


is a 21st century apostle dedicated to cultivating guardians for God’s Kingdom. She desires to see men and women of God move from being simply consumers of His grace to becoming producers of His power. Her ministry impact moves people from fear to greatness and unveils their rightful place in His kingdom. Her resources, services, and programs are designed for those who want to build, edify, expand, and advance the Lord’s church.


As a dynamic leader, Apostle Nona is often sought out to speak, teach, and train five-fold leaders as well as leaders in training for kingdom advancement, guardianship, and governance. She has developed extensive prophetic curriculum, hosted numerous conferences, workshops, and has established an international online training program entitled “Shamar Prophets.” 

Apostle Nona established Shamar Training Institute (STI), which is the “training extension” of Antioch Network of Churches and was developed to thoroughly train and develop Apostles, Prophets, and their leadership teams for their Kingdom and life assignments. 


For over 25 years, Apostle Nona has remained as founder and Senior Apostle of two thriving New Testament churches:

Ekklesia Worship Embassy (EWE) located in the south suburbs of Chicago and The Gate Church located in Lexington, KY. She is the founder of the Ekklesia Network of Churches (ENOC) which currently provides apostolic oversight to several churches and ministries within the continental US and abroad. She is the CEO of The Hope Center of Joliet and Chancellor of Excel Homeschool Academy in Joliet, IL. Apostle Nona has truly perfected the craft of becoming a “wise master builder” through her extensive experience in church planting, ministry development, leadership training, and coaching that encompasses mediation and conflict resolution.


Apostle Nona holds a B.A. in Accounting from Trinity College and is an ordained and commissioned Apostle, receiving credentialing through Price University and New Era Apostleship Restitution Society of Churches and Ministries located in Tulsa, OK.

In addition to her being a successful business woman and entrepreneur, Apostle Nona is the loving mother of one daughter and two grandchildren. 

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