You may already know of Rod Parsley – as a TV host, evangelist, educator, humanitarian
and statesman. At WHC, you’ll come to know him simply as Pastor – in many ways an
ordinary guy whose earthly success is directly linked to his willingness to be used
by God in extraordinary ways.
Rod Parsley was 19 when he first led a Bible study in his parents’ backyard. In
more than 30 years since then, he’s built one of the most important and far-reaching
Christian ministries in the United States. He has founded and now leads several
major outreaches with local, national and worldwide reaches.
This New York Times best-selling author has successfully advocated for
federal legislation, delivered hundreds of millions of pounds of food and medical
supplies to poverty-stricken areas of the world and changed the lives of thousands
who will shape the cultural landscape in the next generation. He’s in constant demand
to preach the Gospel in pulpits across America and around the world, and to comment
publicly on the moral issues of our day.
If none of those opportunities had ever presented themselves, though, he’d still
be Pastor Parsley, sharing God’s Word with central Ohioans and helping them know
God as he does.
In addition to WHC, Pastor Parsley leads:
- Bridge of Hope, a worldwide
missions organization. Bridge of Hope has helped to free more than 31,000 Sudanese
Christian slaves since 1999 and has provided millions of pounds of food, medical
supplies and emergency relief around the world. Most recently, Bridge of Hope provided
extensive relief to victims of the devastating floods in Mississippi and tornadoes
in Alabama and Missouri in the spring of 2011.
- The Center for Moral Clarity
(CMC), a non-partisan Christian grassroots organization advocating for issues of
life, faith, marriage, family, religious liberties, social justice and citizenship
from a biblical perspective. CMC provides the platform for Pastor Parsley’s involvement
in the public arena.
- Breakthrough, a Christian
television program shown around the world twice a day, six days a week, and on demand at
- The Women’s Clinic of
Columbus, a pro-life clinic dedicated to providing medical, educational and
support services to women experiencing unplanned pregnancies and their families.
- World Harvest Ministerial
Alliance, a worldwide network of pastors and other ministers who consider Rod
Parsley their pastor and mentor.
- Valor Christian College
formerly known as World Harvest Bible College, a secondary-education institution
offering associate of applied science degrees to aspiring ministers. Students from
across the nation and around the world come to Valor for their academic and spiritual
preparation for full-time Christian ministry. For the fall of 2011, Valor’s physical
campus has moved from WHC’s original buildings on Wright Road in Pickerington to
the Gender Road campus. Valor
also now offers numerous classes online.
- Harvest Preparatory School,
a K-12 educational facility in Columbus.
- Metro Harvest Church,
an inner-city outreach.
- Latin Harvest Church,
a congregation for Hispanic people in central Ohio.
Pastor Parsley is the author of more than 50 books and study guides
. They include Culturally Incorrect
a New York Times best seller, and Silent No More
, a manifesto for the “values
voter” movement. His newest book is The Cross: One Man… One Tree… One Friday
, to be released
in October 2013.
He holds a bachelor’s degree from Ohio Christian University in Circleville, Ohio,
and a doctorate from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va.
He and his wife, Joni, are the parents of two young adult children, Ashton and Austin.
You can follow Pastor Parsley
on Twitter here
connect with Pastor Parsley on Facebook here
You can also click here to
follow Joni Parsley on Twitter
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