Bob Parr is a professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Cedarville University. He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, to Christian parents. After high school he attended Grand Rapids Baptist College & Seminary (renamed Cornerstone University).

He has served as a youth pastor in Elkhart, Indiana, and pastored in Stanton, Michigan, before coming to Cedarville. He pursued studies in Sociology in light of the fact that Cedarville and other like-minded Christian universities we unable to find credentialed faculty in this discipline who could sign its doctrinal statement.

Bob and his wife, Kathy, have been members of Grace for 40 years. They have been married for 52 years and have 3 children, 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

At Grace, Bob has served as commander of the Awana Club, deacon, head usher and ABF teacher.

Why You Want to Serve as an Elder

This is a key transition tine in the history of Grace Baptist as we look forward to the leadership of the next senior pastor. It provides a time of reflection and renewed purpose as a church and I value the opportunity to work with the elders and new church leadership to establish and clarify our identity and purpose as a church in Cedarville in the 21st century.

Involvement at Grace

For the past 6 years, I have conducted the Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting. I am a substitute teacher in the Philadelphia ABF.

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