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Pastor Clifton E. ParrPastor Clifton E. Parr

Pastor Clifton E. Parr is a dedicated man of God who believes that integrity, morality and truth are the tests of a man’s sincerity and worth.  Pastor Parr at Pulpit

In 1995, Pastor Parr accepted his call to the ministry at Second Baptist Church, Oceanside, California, under the pastorship of Rev. W. W. Wright; he was ordained by Pastor Wright in 1999.

In the fall of 1999, God placed a calling and vision in Pastor Parr’s heart to plant a life-changing ministry.  That vision led to the creation and manifestation of Bethany Missionary Baptist Church in Oceanside, California.  IMG_0866

Pastor Parr is a spirit-led, bible-based Pastor, preacher, teacher and visionary.  He possesses a wealth of knowledge, understanding and appreciation of and for the Word of God.  He is committed to sharing the true and unadulterated Word of God with anyone who is willing to accept it.  baptism

Pastor Parr is a strong advocate of education; he believes education is empowering.

He is a retired 20-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.  Pastor Parr Teaching

He holds a B.B.A. from National University, San Diego, California, MDiv. from Bethel Seminary San Diego, and is currently writing his thesis for his DMin. from Biola Seminary, La Mirada, California.

Pastor Parr and his wife Marsha Parr have four children, Bernell, Brandi, Va’Shajn and Cameron; they also have five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.


Pastor Parr & Sis. Parr

Pastor Parr & wife, Sis. Marsha Parr