By: Parrott, Leslie

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Author Obit: The Rev. Dr. A. Leslie Parrott loved learning and he inspired that love in others.His grandfather had been president of a Christian college. The Rev. Dr. Parrott himself became president of two Christian colleges.The Rev. Dr. Parrott, who also led Church of the Nazarene congregations in Puyallup, Kirkland and Kelso, died Sept. 23 in Phoenix after a brief illness. He was 85.His father, who had grown up poor in Tennessee, had only $5 to his name when he came to Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Ill. Years later, he went back - as president of the university.The Rev. Dr. Parrott followed in his father's footsteps, serving as president of Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Mass., from 1970 to 1975, and as president of Olivet Nazarene University from 1975 to 1991."You almost pick up leadership in education by osmosis when you grow up in a college president's home," said son Les Parrott III. His older brother, Roger Parrott, is president of Belhaven College in Jackson, Miss.; and oldest brother, Richard Parrott, is an educator and lecturer in Nashville, Tenn.The Rev. Dr. Parrott's wife, Lora Lee Parrott, has a master's degree in theology.Whether in his role as college administrator or parish leader, the Rev. Dr. Parrott inspired..The Rev. Dr. Parrott, author of numerous books including "Building Today's Church," always promoted reading,.It showed his gift for conversation and for taking personal interest in people, Perry said. The Rev. Dr. Parrott never allowed people to rest on past achievements. Instead, he encouraged them to "continue the learning process for a lifetime."In addition to his wife and sons, the Rev. Dr. Parrott is survived by his sister, Lorene Perry, of Kankakee, Ill.; his brother, John Parrott, of Phoenix; and six grandchildren.Memorial services were held in Bourbonnais and Phoenix.; 48 pages


Author Name: Parrott, Leslie

Categories: Religion,

Publisher: Beacon Hill Press: 1950

Binding (hardback, paperback, etc.): Pamphlet

Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID or SKU: 57581