Dr. Joseph D. Parle | College of Biblical Studies

Dr. Joseph D. Parle

Provost; Senior Professor

Dr. Joseph Parle


  • Ph.D., Baptist Bible Seminary (Biblical Studies)
  • Th.M. Baptist Bible Seminary (Systematic Theology)
  • M.A.B.S., Dallas Theological Seminary (Biblical Studies)
  • B.A., University of Houston (Political Science and Spanish)


Dr. Joseph Parle, the husband of Suzan Parle, serves as provost and senior professor at the College of Biblical Studies headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Prior to CBS, Dr. Parle worked in the United States Congress, the Texas Senate, and JP Morgan Chase Manhattan Bank. In addition to his administrative and teaching responsibilities, he served on the board of directors of the KSBJ Educational Foundation and Pray the Word Ministries. For fifteen years, Dr. Parle hosted a daily program on KETH Channel 14 entitled, “We Speak Inglés y Español” which taught English as a Second Language from a biblical, historical, and cultural perspective. He recorded over 500 episodes of this program and also regularly appeared on “Up with the Son” on KETH Channel 14.


Dispensational Development and Departure, Exegetica Publishing, Lee’s Summit, MO, 2020
Contributor, The Word, Worship and the Work Week: A Monday to Friday Devotional on Every Chapter in the New Testament, College of Biblical Studies, Houston, TX, 2020.

“Book Review of Power to Lead.” The Journal of Ministry and Theology, (2018), 248-249.

“Evaluation of Perspectives on Israel and the Church: 4 Views.” The Journal of Ministry and Theology, (Spring 2016), 49-77.

"On Implicitly Conditional Prophecy: What are You Trying to Imply by That?" The Journal of Ministry and Theology, (Fall 2010) 105-128.

"If Our Salvation is Secure, Why Should We Live Holy Lives?" Testamentum Imperium, (2005), 1 - 11.

The Bachelor is a Sad Example of the Definition of Love. The Houston Chronicle. (March 2009) F4.

To All the Mothers I’ve Loved Before. The Houston Chronicle. (May 2009) F3.