About Dr. Parrott
Richard Leslie Parrott is on the faculty of Trevecca Nazarene University. He serves as a Professor of Education. He teaches Education, business, and Christian ministries.
His ministry, Soul Purpose, crosses age barriers with an experience of authenticity in Christ. These programs help Christians deepen their spiritual identity in Christ, while taking joyful responsibility for daily life in Christ’s Spirit. Fullness in Christ is experienced in a believer’s life when compassionately confronted with the soul’s purpose, the soul’s crisis, and the soul’s journey.
Dr. Parrott is known for his love and knowledge of Scripture, practical application of Spiritual truth, transformational teaching and preaching, his ability to equip individuals and groups for ministry, and his deep passion for guiding spiritual growth. His ministry is within and beyond the walls of the church.
Dr. Parrott served 23 years in pastoral leadership, including small church ministries as well as leading a congregation that numbered over 2500. For six years, he was the Director of the Doctoral Program at Ashland Theological Seminary where he worked with over one hundred and thirty pastors from twenty-five denominations and many world areas.
Dr. Parrott was educated at Eastern Nazarene College (B.A.), University of Missouri (M.A. in Psychology), Nazarene Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and received his Ph.D. from Oregon State University in Education Administration.
He and his wife, Shirley, reside in Franklin, Tennessee. Dr. Parrott teaches an adult Sunday school class each week and serves on the board of discipleship of his local church.
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