About

Speaker · Teacher · Worship Leader.

Hi. My life is being changed because of the word of God. I am on a mission to help as many people as possible discover the joy in studying and applying God’s word and helping them hear from God themselves through personal Bible study.

I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA and accepted Christ at the early age of 8 years old. However, I confess that I didn’t have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ until after I rededicated my life to him during college. It was then that God gave me an insatiable desire to study His word. Shortly after that I discovered my passion for communicating God’s word in a clear, accurate, yet relevant and interesting style.

In 2000, I took the step of faith and left a lucrative career in engineering to attend Dallas Theological Seminary to pursue my passion for teaching the truth of God’s word. Since graduating Seminary in May 2004, I’ve served as a Pastor of Worship, Pastor of Christian Education and had the privilege of teaching for 5 years at the Bible institute at Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship under the direction of Dr. Tony Evans. There I taught a variety courses including, but not limited to, Bible Study Methods1 CorinthiansEschatology, New Testament Survey and my personal favorite, Old Testament Survey.

Recently I founded an online Bible video teaching ministry entitled The BEAT (Biblical Encouragement And Truth). I’m also the author of several eBooks. Teaching is such a huge part of my life. I also enjoy teaching and tutoring high school mathematics. In my spare time I enjoy playing golf, skiing, playing chess, racquetball and playing the piano. My deepest desire is to dedicate my life to fulfilling the ministry God has given me.

I am happily married to my beautiful wife Jennifer who is my consistent support in life and in ministry. We are the proud parents of our daughter Anaiah Efosa Parr.

To learn more about me you can follow me on Twitter (@allengparr), add me on Facebook (Allen Parr), and/or watch my videos on YouTube (Allen Parr The BEAT)

“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun is risen: not only because I see it but because by it I see everything else.” – C.S. Lewis