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Crossfire Christian College

Born a coal miner’s daughter in Benton IL, 1939, Marilyn Parks, graduated from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale with an elementary teaching degree.

Marilyn gave her life to Jesus at the young age of six and has traveled a variety of paths in the

educational field.

  • Sunday School Teacher (Adult)

  • Elementary Public School Teacher

  • Real Estate Agent; bought and sold properties

  • Rend Lake College Foundation

  • Board of Trustees for Morthland College

  • Public Speaker


Continuing on her path of life learning, Marilyn, at the age of 70, enrolled at Biola University in La

Mirada, California, to pursue a Masters of Arts in Christian Apologetics. She graduated in 2013 with


Among her many gifts and talents, Marilyn’s seamstress skills enabled her to make her own wedding

dress that she wore as she married her husband, Robert Parks, MD, of 58 years. They have been blessed with

a son and a daughter, 5 grandchildren - 4 boys and 1 special girl, and 4 sweet, great grandchildren.


Marilyn’s adventure has turned another corner as she joins her brother, Curt Scarborough, in the

opening of Crossfire Christian College. The main campus is on the grounds of her estate, Crescent Lake

Farm, Mt Vernon, IL.

Marilyn’s gifts of hospitality and encouragement continue to bless many as she shares the wealth of her

Christian faith. The true desires of Marilyn, and her husband Dr. Bob, is to leave a legacy to their family, friends, and to those they haven’t had a chance to meet yet.

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