About PGK & Our Purpose Statement
PGK is an acronym that stands for Projects to Glorify the King. PGK comes from the first letter in the last names of the three founders: Dee Parramore, Allen Grimes, and Hiram Kemp. Dee and Allen are members of churches of Christ in central Florida. Hiram currently preaches at the Lehman Avenue church of Christ in Bowling Green, KY.
PGK started in 2021 when three friends sat down and began discussing what we could do together for the cause of Christ through art, writing, and other creative avenues. We want to create engaging material through various projects that will help people of every age come to know and appreciate the timeless message of the gospel. We do not believe the Bible is a bunch of disconnected stories that do not relate to each other. Instead, the Bible is one story from Genesis to Revelation about God’s love for humanity and His willingness to do anything to save us. The projects we produce are designed to bring glory to God and help readers plunge deeper into Scripture regardless of their age or spiritual maturity level. We hope that the books you read and drawings you see from PGK will draw you into the Word and into a closer relationship with the God who gave it.
Dee Parramore grew up in New Orleans but has lived in Memphis, the D.C. area, and now in Florida, near Tampa, since 2017.
Dee co-hosts the ladies' podcast, "To Know the Love of Christ." She has also written and published devotional books: "From Coffee Bean to Mustard Seed" and "Another Cup of Devotion."
She and her husband, Ed, have been married since 1995 and have two sons.
Allen Grimes is a professional illustrator who lives in Lakeland, Florida. He created his own studio that specializes in digital illustrations, comics, children's books, licensed artwork for sketch cards, and currently teaches drawing classes.
Allen has done artwork for the church over the years and also worked with several companies producing licensed artwork for Star Wars, Marvel, and Netflix’s Stranger Things. You can check out the artwork he has done at www.allengrimes.com
Allen and his wife Rachel have been married since 2011.
Hiram Kemp began working with the church at Lehman Avenue in September 2021 after preaching in Lakeland, Florida, for five years. He is a graduate of Freed-Hardeman University and the Florida School of Preaching, where he is one of the instructors.
Hiram and his wife Brittani have been married since 2009 and have two children, Nadia and Andre.