Pastor Parnell M. Lovelace, Jr. joined the Bridgeway staff in September of 2015 as Director of Care and Compassion. He provides support to our Soul Care, Pastoral Care, Missions, Community Care, and Prayer departments. Parnell loves the opportunity to lead a dynamic team of individuals who are committed to presenting the gospel of the Kingdom is caring, encouraging, and practical ways.
Parnell is married to Dianna, and they have two children (Mycole Tyrell and Abjenea). He is holds a D.Min from Biola University, a Master of Practical Theology from Oral Roberts University, a Master of Social Work from the University of Oklahoma, a Bachelor of Social Work from Oral Roberts University, and an A.A. in Social Science from American River College.
Parnell is the founding pastor of Center of Praise Ministries in Sacramento, where he pastored for 25 years. He is also a certified church consultant and he serves on the Board of Trustees at William Jessup University. In his spare time Parnell enjoys reading, writing, walking, and watching Family Feud or reruns of Good Times, Sanford and Son, and Everybody Loves Raymond.