David R. Parsons is an author, attorney, journalist, ordained minister and Middle East specialist who currently serves as a Vice President and Senior Spokesman for the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem. Based in Jerusalem for the past twenty years, Parsons has been responsible for the Christian Embassy’s public relations and media contacts with the Israeli and foreign press corps, as well as editing its various publications, among other duties.
Parsons earned a BA in History (1981) and a Juris Doctorate degree (1986) from Wake Forest University. After practicing law in his home state of North Carolina for five years, he served from 1991 to 1995 in Washington, DC as General Counsel and a registered pro-Israel lobbyist for the Christians’ Israel Public Action Campaign.
Parsons first began serving with the International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem in 1995. Since becoming the ICEJ media spokesmen in 1997, he has conducted interviews with print and broadcast journalists from around the world. His commentaries and other writings also have been published in newspapers and journals worldwide.
Parsons served for eight years as co-editor of the monthly magazine The Jerusalem Post Christian Edition. He also spent ten years producing and co-hosting Front Page Jerusalem, the premier Christian radio talk show out of Israel.
In December 2008, he received an honorary ordination as a minister from the Liberty Christian Fellowship ministerial association out of Dallas, Texas.
His first major book, Floodgates, is due out in early March 2018 from Whitaker House Publishing.
Originally from the Outer Banks of North Carolina, Parsons lives in Jerusalem with his wife Josepha, and son Yonathan Amos.