Eli Parker was born and raised in the Camden area and attended the Abundant Life Community Church from his childhood, when he first learned to trust Jesus as his Savior. Eli joined the Marine Corps and after two previous tours of duty in Iraq, Eli was killed by an IED in Fallujah, Iraq, on the morning of May 4th, 2006.
The Youth Center that has been proudly named in his honor serves as a vital outreach to the teens of our community and beyond. Providing a full gymnasium, game room, snack shop and numerous other activities, the youth center hosts 100+ teens weekly and provides a safe place for games and recreation. Teens continue to hear the message of hope in Jesus and positive values are reinforced by church volunteers and staff.
Learn more about the Youth Center by contacting the church office at (315) 245-4957.