Profile: Parnell Lovelace, Jr.

Parnell M. Lovelace, Jr., D.Min., is the founding pastor of the Center of Praise Ministries of Sacramento, California. He served as its senior pastor for 25 years, prior to leading the healthy and thriving congregation in a planned succession. 

His educational experience includes: an Associate in Arts Degree, American River College; Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and a Master of Arts in Practical Theology, Oral Roberts University; and Doctor of Ministry, Talbot School of Theology (Biola University). 

He has been the recipient of various awards, commendations, and recognitions such as the Prestigious Martin Luther King Jr. International Board of Preachers and Collegium Scholarsat Morehouse College.

He serves as CEO and lead consultant with the Lovelace Leadership Connection, Inc. He is a certified church consultant with the Society for Church Consulting and the author of the book, Set itUp: Planning a Healthy Pastoral Transition.