Technology has simplified evangelization by making the word of God reach millions located in different parts of the world. Rod Parsley is one pastor who is making maximum use of all available platforms, from print to television and the internet, to spread the Gospel. His focus is on enhancing the lives of people physically, spiritually, and emotionally.
Rod Parsley is a renowned American evangelist with multi-million followers all over the world. If you have not seen him on television, you may have come across his books and study guides or heard about him from a friend or colleague. Here is everything you need to know about him.
Rod Parsley's profile summary
- Full name: Rodney Lee Parsley
- Date of birth: January 13, 1957
- Place of birth: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
- Zodiac sign: Capricorn
- Rod Parsley age: 64 years old as of 2021
- Nationality: American
- Ethnicity: White
- Religion: Christian
- Parents: James G. (Clyde) and Ellen
- Schools attended: Ohio Christian University, Liberty University
- Sexual orientation: Straight
- Relationship status: Married
- Partner: Joni Parsley
- Children: 2
- Height: 5′ 11″ (1.8 m)
- Weight: 75 kilograms (165 lbs)
- Eye colour: Black
- Hair colour: Brown-white
- Twitter: @RealRodParsley
- Instagram: @rodparsley
- Occupation: TV host, evangelist, educator, humanitarian, author and statesman
- Website: www.rodparsley.com
- Rod Parsley prayer line: (866) 241-4292
- Famous for: His Christian ministry
Rod Parsley's biography
Pastor Rodney's hometown is Columbus, Ohio. His parents grew up in eastern Kentucky; therefore, they travelled back often to see their relatives. Rod's Kentucky accent is noticeable.
Lee grew up as a Free Will Baptist. His born-again experience was in the 1970s, at Christian Center Church in Gahanna, Ohio. His father died in 2013 at age 80, and his older sister, Debbie Sue, is also deceased.
After high school, Lee worked in real estate and at a pet food factory. He then enrolled at Ohio Christian University in Circleville for his bachelors' studies. However, he dropped out after 2 years. Rodney holds a doctorate from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va.
Rod Parsley's church
Senior pastor at World Harvest Church, Rod Parsley was 19 years old when he first led a Bible study in his parents’ backyard. He established his growing church from the Bible study group members in 1977, naming it Sunset Chapel. The church was renamed to Word of Life Church before its current name, World Harvest Church.
Presently, the famous pastor Rodney shares God’s Word with his beloved World Harvest Church, a large Pentecostal church in Ohio. The church has a 5,200-seat sanctuary, children’s and youth wings, administrative offices, and Connect Centers. It registers a weekly attendance of about 10,000 congregants. Rodney's other ministries include:
- Valor Christian College
- Harvest Preparatory School
- Bridge of Hope
- The Center for Moral Clarity
- Breakthrough media ministry
- A national ministerial alliance
- World Harvest Ministerial Alliance
- The Women's Clinic of Columbus
- Hispanic and urban-outreach ministries
Rod Parsley's TV
Lee owns RODPARSLEY.TV, a 24/7 online streaming channel. He also hosts “Breakthrough” and “Rod Parsley Now TV shows through Bridge of Hope. They air on the Word Network, Daystar, and 1,400 other local channels and cable outlets worldwide.
Other than the prayer line above, you may fill Rod Parsley prayer request form and submit it online. State the person you are praying for and the category of prayer.
Rod Parsley's books
Rod is a New York Times best-selling author of Culturally Incorrect: How Clashing Worldviews Affect Your Future (2007). He has written over 50 books and study guides such as:
- 2018- Grace: Uncovered, Unfiltered, Undeserved
- 2015- God's End-Time Calendar Revealing the Prophetic Meaning Behind Events Leading to the Dawn of Eternity
- 2015- Be Made Whole
- 2010- Living on Our Heads: Righting an Upside-Down Culture
- 2005- Still Silent No More
Other than feeding his flocks spiritually, Rodney takes care of his people's other needs. For instance, he has successfully advocated for federal legislation (women's rights initiatives, prison re-entry legislation, and anti-poverty programs). He has also delivered hundreds of millions of pounds of food and medical supplies to poverty stricken areas globally.
Is Rod Parsley still married?
Yes. So, exactly who is Rod Parsley's wife? Rod Parsley's wife is called Joni. They married in 1986 and have been together ever since.
Does Rod Parsley have a son?
Yes, indeed. His name is Austin Chandler. The couple also has another child, a girl. Rod Parsley's daughter is called Ashton Blaire. The family lives near Pickerington, a suburb of Columbus.
What did Rod Parsley say?
We live in a great land. Let me shout it. It was founded by people just like you. Flawed people. But those framers framed the liberties that every one of us enjoy today. If you hate America, please give me your alternative. Don’t hate our founders, that’s a lie. Don’t discard their legacy.
The above statement was to urge people not to hate America’s slaveholding founding fathers as the national conversation was raging around the removal of confederate monuments. Instead, the pastor was condemned for sterilizing and minimizing racists. Also, Rod Parsley's tattoo stirred conversations on whether it was Biblical or not. Parsley and his daughter both have tattoos.
How much is Rod Parsley worth?
Rod Parsley's net worth is 4 million USD, according to Inspiration Feed. His income is from evangelization, writing, and TV hosting, among other ventures. Pictures of Rod Parsley house and cars, among other possessions, confirm that he is a wealthy man.
What happened to Rod Parsley?
In 2015, Rodney was treated for vocal cord cancer. Luckily, he recovered.
Evangelist Rod Parsley is an admirable public figure for the role he is playing in society. Even though he has his flaws and has been condemned several times, he has positively impacted millions globally. We wish him all the best in his endeavours.
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Source: Briefly News