By His Grace

In this episode of By His Grace, Misty Phillip sits down with Dr. Roger Parrott.

Dr. Roger Parrott is one of America’s most experienced presidents. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland in Higher Education Administration. Dr. Parrott is a third-generation College president and was one of America’s youngest college presidents first elected at age 34. He has served on various boards and was Chair of the 2004 Forum for World Evangelization hosted by the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization. Dr. Parrott is the author of The Longview: Lasting Strategies for Rising Leaders and Opportunity Leadership: Stop Planning And Start Leading. His wife, MaryLou, earned her Ph.D. in English and is a Professor at Belhaven. They have two adult children who graduated from Belhaven.

Key Takeaways

“So I think sometimes God just waits for us to let go so he can take charge and it came out so much better”

“Capture the opportunities for our kids, not the plan.”

“We are gonna catch God’s best opportunities. We’re gonna serve best where He has already given us opportunities to serve and the people He has called us too.”

“We are expected to have long-range plan.”

“In capturing God’s opportunities rather than our plans, were able to do so much than we would plan to do.”


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